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Two-day symposium Building a new discipline: Time Based Media Art Conservation at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University.

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Startdatum 21 mei 2018
Einddatum 22 mei 2018
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Time-Based Media Art Conservation

Time-Based Media (TBM) art conservation has been identified as a priority by many leading professional organizations worldwide due to rapidly growing TBM collections and the urgent need to preserve them. Aiming to solve the ever-increasing challenges of media art conservation, a new generation of media conservators will have to cross the disciplinary boundaries of computer science, material science, media technology, engineering, art history, and conservation.

Conference aims

The two-day symposium will provide a forum for educators, artists, art historians, museum curators and directors, collectors, gallerists, engineers, computer scientists, and conservators to foster time based media art conservation as a discipline on an international level. 

The conference aims:

  • To provide an overview about current programs in TBM art conservation education and initiatives for professional development
  • To present NYU’s TBM art conservation curriculum
  • To review core competencies and skills expected from the new generation of media conservators
  • To discuss course content and teaching formats
  • To define the profile of a TBM art conservator and explore the job market
  • To promote career opportunities in contemporary art conservation
  • To strengthen collaborative efforts for TBM art preservation
  • To examine current and future trends in technology-based art
  • To establish a network of TBM art conservation educators worldwide

Time Based Media Art Conservation at UvA

The University of Amsterdam is one of the few places in the world that includes conservation of Time-Based Media Art in the training programme Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Heritage in the specialisation Contemporary Art. Programme leaders Evelyne Snijders, Ellen Jansen and Sanneke Stigter will contribute to the conference with a presentation on Training in Time-Based Arts Conservation at the University of Amsterdam.