[artinfo] 2008 International DOCAM Summit

Fondation Daniel Langlois info at fondation-langlois.org
Mon Oct 27 08:53:49 CET 2008

2008 International DOCAM Summit

The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, 
and Technology is pleased to announce that the 
fourth annual Summit of the DOCAM Research 
Alliance (Documentation and Conservation of the 
Media Arts Heritage, www.docam.ca) will be held 
in Montreal on October 30 and 31, 2008, at the 
Tanna Schulich Hall in the New Music Building at 
McGill University, 527 Sherbrooke Street West.

The Summit will be preceded by a Symposium 
co-presented by Media at McGill and entitled "Media 
in Motion," scheduled for October 29, in the same 
building at McGill University (registration is 
required for the Symposium).

During this fourth edition of the DOCAM Summit, 
many of the Alliance's researchers will deliver 
their results on a variety of case studies. Also, 
numerous speakers from Europe and North America, 
including Mona Jimenez from New York University, 
Rolf Wolfensberger from the Museum of 
Communication in Berne, Gaby Wijers of the 
Netherlands Media Art Institute, and Caroline 
Langill, a professor at the Ontario College of 
Art and Design, will participate in the Summit, 
as will a number of researchers associated with 
Europe's CASPAR project (Cultural, Artistic and 
Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and 
Retrieval). Topics will include the conservation, 
documentation, cataloguing and terminology of 
media artworks. To close the event, 
internationally renowned artist Antoni Muntadas 
will hold a keynote address on many of his 
creations, including The Board Room (National 
Gallery of Canada):

DOCAM is an international and multidisciplinary 
research alliance on the documentation and the 
conservation of the media arts heritage with the 
main objective of developing new methodologies 
and tools to address the issues of preserving and 
documenting digital, technological, and 
electronic works of art. The project is supported 
by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research 
Council (SSHRC) as part of its 
Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) 

Initiated by the Daniel Langlois Foundation, the 
DOCAM Research Alliance includes some 15 
institutional partners, such as the National 
Gallery of Canada, the Musée d'art contemporain 
de Montréal, the Canadian Centre for 
Architecture, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, 
the Canadian Heritage Information Network, the 
faculties of many Canadian universities 
(including McGill, UQAM, Queen's and Université 
de Montréal), and international partners such as 
Leonardo and New York University. DOCAM also 
brings together more than 20 specialists and 
researchers in fields such as art conservation 
and restoration, cataloguing of museum 
collections, art history, information management, 
archival science, art documentation and computer 

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