Structure and Scope
The symposium will provide a forum for educators, artists, art historians, museum curators and directors, collectors, gallerists, engineers, computer scientists, and conservators to foster TBM art conservation as a discipline on an international level.
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
The Conference Aims
Educators with experience or with expressed interest in technology-based art
TBM art conservators engaged in education and training or collaborative projects
Professionals embarking on strategic planning for TBM or other new fields in conservation
Funding agencies and collectors supporting education and collaboration, or media art in general
Curators and administrators in charge of museum collections already holding TBM artworks or planning to expand into contemporary art
Practitioners ready to share their needs, challenges, and successes in shaping the new discipline.
The Conference will be in English.
What is Time-Based Media?
Time-Based Media (TBM) artworks are characterized by having a durational element, such as sound, performance, light, or movement, that unfolds to the viewer over time via slide, film, video, software, or the internet. Conserving these artworks presents particular challenges, given their conceptual nature and their use of components that extend well beyond traditional artist materials.
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. This symposium is promoting education and training opportunities for TBM as a new specialization within art conservation. It’s about time to join forces with all stakeholders involved to shape a new discipline.
(In alphabetical order by last name)
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Image credit: Brian Castriota (NYU IFA ‘14) at work in the Nam June Paik Archive, Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Institute of Fine Arts, NYU
May 20, 2018: Open House
(at 4:30 pm)
14 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075
May 20, 2018: Reception
(at 6:00 pm)
James B. Duke House
1 East 78th Street
New York, NY 10075
Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences,
Warren Weaver Hall, NYU
May 21 & 22, 2018:
251 Mercer Street
New York, NY 10012
May 21, 2018: Reception
(at 6:00 pm)
13th Floor Lounge
Organizers & Committee
Professor of Conservation Science, Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. More about >>
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Conservator of Contemporary Art, Bek & Frohnert LLC, and Time-Based Media Program Coordinator, Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU.
Clinical Professor, Director, Program in Digital Humanities and Social Science, Department of Computer Science, Courant Institute of Mathematical Sciences, NYU
Agnes Gund Chief Conservator, David Booth Conservation Department, The Museum of Modern Art, New York
Sherman Fairchild Conservator in Charge, Photograph Conservation, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York
Senior Conservator of Time-based Media, The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, New York.