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Sunday, May 15 • 5:00pm - 5:30pm
(Electronic Media) Matters in Media Art III: Sustaining Digital Video Art

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Launched in 2005, this collaborative project between the New Art Trust (NAT) and its partner museums – the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and Tate – has been designed to help those who collect and keep time-based media artworks. Conceived originally as a consensus building project for the three partner museums of the NAT, the enduring goal has been to affirm our commitment to time-based media art and artists by developing shared practices for the works’ care and preservation. It has always been the consortium’s hope that if the three museums could come together to agree on emerging stewardship practices, then by sharing these practices online they would be used, improved upon and refined by larger audiences of artists and collectors. The first two phases of Matters in Media Art on acquisitions and loans, published online in 2005 and 2008 respectively, established the project’s track record as a model for inter-museum exchange. Today we are thrilled to present the third phase in this exciting collaborative project: Sustaining Digital Video Art. This phase ventures to provide recommendations and assistance to collections of all sizes—from museums to artists, galleries, and small private collectors. By providing a comprehensive approach to assessing, managing, and storing digital video art, we hope to support and encourage practices and workflows in an area that is challenging to individuals and large institutions alike. Two representatives of the Matters in Media Art project, Martina Haidvogl (SFMOMA) and Peter Oleksik (MoMA), will present the background of phase III and provide a walk-through of the much anticipated, newly launched website.

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Martina Haidvogl

Associate Media Conservator, SFMOMA
Martina Haidvogl is the Associate Media Conservator at SFMOMA, where she has piloted documentation and preservation initiatives for the Media Arts collection since 2011. Martina has lectured and published internationally on media conservation and its implications for museum collections, as well as conservation strategies for audio artworks by Dieter Roth, the subject of her master's thesis. She studied conservation and restoration at the... Read More →
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Peter Oleksik

Assistant Media Conservator, Museum of Modern Art
Peter Oleksik is Assistant Media Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), where he has worked to migrate all of the analog single channel video works to digital carriers. He received his BA in Cinema Studies from the University of Southern California and his MA from New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) program where he is currently an adjunct professor teaching Video Preservation. Peter’s other... Read More →

Sunday May 15, 2016 5:00pm - 5:30pm
Room 513 D/F

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