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Preserving New Media and the Role of the Art Museum
East Wing | New Media Gallery
Guest curator Crystal Sanchez will discuss some of the best practices and major challenges in preserving and providing access to audiovisual collections, with a focus on fine artworks that are dependent on technology. With the growth of media art in the field of
contemporary art, art museums are increasing their role in acquiring, installing, loaning and caring for media artworks. Based in film, video, audio, computerbased and digital technologies, these artworks require new practices and policies towards their conservation and preservation. Sanchez is a media archivist and digital preservation specialist at the Smithsonian Institution.
Held in conjunction with the exhibition Robert and Ingrid Wiegand: An Electronic Medium.