[artinfo] Monitoring Media Art Preservation

Marieke Istha istha at montevideo.nl
Sun Feb 6 11:06:41 CET 2005


Monitoring Media Art Preservation

For years the Danish Video Art Data Bank provided us with e-news about
the international video art world and preservation. Now this initiative
will have to stop and the European video and media art community could
need a new provider. It was this realization that prompted the setup of
the Netherlands Media Art Institutes plans. From January 2005 on the
Netherlands Institute for Media Art will publish her Media Art
Preservation Resources on her website www.montevideo.nl . New media art
preservation research, visited events, publications and presentations
will be published as an online newsletter. As a tribute to Torben
S=F8borgs Video Art e-monitor we will call this service Monitoring Media
Art Preservation.

Monitoring Media Art Preservation is the online newsletter on
preservation of the Netherlands Media Art Institute and offers 4 times a
year information and news about ongoing research, presentations and
publications dealing with video and media art preservation. The
newsletter will be in English only.

Subscribe/ Unsubscribe:  preservation at montevideo.nl

Editor: Gaby Wijers, gaby at montevideo.nl


INCCA Preservation and Presentation of Installation Art project

As of June 1, 2004, the Preservation and Presentation of Installation Art
project, initiated by the Netherlands Institute for Cultural Heritage, is
officially under way. This research project into the management and
conservation of installations is taking place within the  framework of
the EU's Culture 2000 program.

The rapid obsolescence of media technologies, interactivity and, for
instance, the site specific character of many installations are a
challenge for prevailing views about long-term conservation,
documentation and presentation. Thirty complex installations (many
multimedia) are being set up, investigated and documented in the project.
By sharing their experience the partners are working together in
developing guidelines for conservation, re-installation and documentation
of installation art.


Presentation PACKED

Wednesday February 9 Markies building, Markiesstraat Brussels, Belgium.

PACKED stands for: Platform for the Archiving and Preservation of
Artistic Creations on Electronic or Digital Bearers. PACKED is an
initiative by the Flemish museums Smak and Muhka along with argos, centre
for audiovisual arts. The full report of PACKED shall be  presented in
Brussels a Dutch version of the report will be made available online 
in February 2005.

The preservation platform is targeted, among other things, towards the
exchange and compilation of expertise and information on preservation and
archiving, collection building and the public disclosure of 
audiovisual creations...

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