at the New Museum
Rhizome’s online archive of new media and internet-based art, the ArtBase, collects, preserves, and provides access to a unique collection of artworks. The ArtBase is an archive of historic and contemporary content, preserving and contextualizing artistic practices, digital artifacts, and the historic legacy of artists engaged with emerging technologies. This event will survey the history of digital preservation, while offering a behind-the-scenes look at the innovative and leading cataloging, preservation, and conservation practices of Rhizome’s archive. We will explore current restoration and conservation projects that are renewing public access to historic new media artworks, which have been inaccessible for years. Emerging digital archive projects being pioneered by partner institutions in collaboration with Rhizome will also be presented and the event will conclude with a Q&A session with the audience.