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Symposium: It's About Time! Building a New Discipline: Time-based Media Art Conservation

Monday, May 21, 2018 - 09:00 to Tuesday, May 22, 2018 - 18:00 | Institute of Fine Arts, New York University, New York
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Time-Based Media (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 and 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. Speakers and panelists from the United States, Switzerland, Austria, Germany, Mexico, Brazil, Italy, Portugal, the UK, Australia, and China will present on: Current Offerings and Opportunities in TBM Art Conservation Education; Practical Training, Professional Development, and Team Building; Challenges and Needs; TBM Art Conservation and the Archives; Advocacy, Implementation, and Collaboration. Several round table discussions will allow the audience to interact with our group of international experts. The program is now available and registration is open. For more information, please see