MoMA/INCCA Workshop: Caring for Time-Based Media Artworks in Collections


Tuesday, May 2, 2017–Friday, May 5, 2017
The Museum of Modern Art
11 West 53rd Street
New York, NY 10019
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This workshop is part of The Museum of Modern Art's Media Conservation Initiative. This initiative seeks to advance new strategies for the field of time-based media art preservation and restoration. Rethinking the role of the conservator in the museum setting as well as the knowledge and skills that future media conservators should possess, a series of media conservation workshops and peer forums will address these serious challenges, explore best practices, and identify long-term approaches to the care and collection of time-based artworks.

Workshop Dates: Tuesday, May 2 – Friday, May 5, 2017 (9am-5pm; participants are expected to attend the full program)

Workshop Description: Does your institution have a collection of time-based media works in need of a long-term preservation plan? Are you uncertain where to get started? This four-day hands-on workshop will provide an in-depth overview of the processes and workflows which can be implemented at collections without dedicated time-based media conservators. Participants will leave with the knowledge and tools to design and execute action plans at their institutions.

Caring for time-based media collections is broadly acknowledged as a pan-institutional endeavor requiring direct involvement from curatorial, conservation, audio visual, IT, registrar and collection care staff. This will be reflected throughout the workshop curriculum as well as in the application itself which requires pairs of colleagues from the applying institution.

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