What kind of stuff is coming up at #WMA2009? How 'bout Navigating New Media in Collections without Going Adrift...
Time-based media such as video art, sound sculptures, oral histories, and other recorded media have been entering our museums collections and exhibitions for decades. The care and management of these works continues to challenge registrars and collection preservationists around the world as media changes are tied to the continuous advancement of technology.
How do we preserve these works without compromising the artists’ intent? How do we, or should we, apply museum collection standards onto this migrating medium? Join your fellow registrars, collection managers, conservators, and media technical managers in an open dialogue as we discuss current issues, preservation advancements, and other challenging museum practices surrounding time-based artwork. Proposed speakers represent a range of collections managers/registrars as well as media specialists outside of institutions. This pre-conference workshop will cover a broad range of material and illuminate current challenges and viewpoints in this media/technological field.
Moderated by Jacqueline Cabrera, Associate Registrar for the Getty Villa, J. Paul Getty Trust, this Pre-Conference Workshop will feature:
- Laura Benites, Associate Registrar, Exhibitions, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Los Angeles
- Peter Kirby, Media Art Services, Los Angeles
- Sydney Briggs, Associate Registrar, Media & Performance Art, Museum of Modern Art, New York
- David Bradshaw, Technical Manager – Exhibitions, The Museum of Contemporary Art, Los Angeles
Sunday, October 25, 2009
9:00am – 1:00pm
Registration Fee: $20 for RC-WR members
$35 for non RC-WR members (includes membership fee)
To register go to www.westmuse.org.
This workshop has been generously sponsored by: Artex Fine Art Services www.artexfas.com Arteria SrL www.arteria.it Constantine Ltd. www.constantinegroup.com L.A. Packing, Crating and Transport / Ashley Distributors www.lapackinginc.com