Below are the four residents selected for the first NDSR Art cohort. Each resident demonstrated a strong commitment to digital stewardship, along with exceptional talent and skill. A very warm welcome to our 2017-2018 NDSR Art Residents!
Host: Yale Center for British Art
Project: Developing digital preservation system workflows and procedures for born-digital art collection records
Cate Peebles received a B.A. from Reed College, an M.F.A. from the New School, and an M.L.I.S. from the University of Pittsburgh. She is currently a Project Archivist at the Senator John Heinz History Center where she processes collections for the Italian American Program. Cate is a poet whose work has appeared in the Boston Review, Tin House, and Denver Quarterly, among others. She is interested in exploring the intersection of fine arts and archives and is excited to take on the challenges of preserving born-digital records at the Yale Center for British Art.
Host: University of Pennsylvania
Project: Establishing preservation practices for born digital art collections and projects
Coral is a Pratt Institute MLIS grad from Mayagüez, PR. She is interested in tackling the challenges of archiving aesthetically rich and complex digital content, as well as successfully capturing web-based social practices that pertain to the art historical record. Furthermore, throughout the residency she will explore the preservation issues surrounding born-digital art, taking into account the fragility and variability of these system-dependent works. She is a proponent of creating open and easily accessible collections that follow the spirit of a democratic web.
Host: Philadelphia Museum of Art
Project: Planning for time-based media artwork preservation
Elise has worked in digitization and digital imaging at arts institutions for a number of years and is eager to dig deeper into the world of digital stewardship in the arts. There is no doubt in the importance of preserving our digital cultural heritage and she believes the time for action is now. As a resident of the NDSR Art program, her goal is to find solutions that work and to pass on that knowledge to the broader community where it may have a lasting impact on the future of digital stewardship.
Erin Lee Barsan
Host: Minneapolis Institute of Art
Project: Managing time-based media/digital art
Her goal as the NDSR Art resident at the Minneapolis Institute of Art (Mia) is to ensure that the time-based media/digital art held there can be studied and enjoyed for generations. She is excited to build upon the work of leaders in the field to develop creative, user-centered solutions tailored to fit Mia’s specific needs. She hopes that her efforts will serve as a model for other institutions also facing the challenge of how best to acquire, manage, preserve, and provide access to moderately-sized digital collections.