Save the Date: NDSR Art Capstone – Preserving Media Art & Digital Art Information


NDSR Art Capstone: Preserving Media Art & Digital Art Information
Friday, June 29, 2018, 9:30am-5:00pm
Kislak Center at Penn Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
3420 Walnut St, Philadelphia, PA 19104

To signal the end of the 2017-2018 National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art), the NDSR Art cohort is hosting a one-day capstone event to discuss their year-long projects and offer new perspectives on preserving media art and digital art information. The capstone will examine the residents’ work at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, the University of Pennsylvania Fisher Fine Arts Library, the Yale Center for British Art, and the Minneapolis Institute of Art. Their efforts aspire to contribute to the larger conversation surrounding arts-related preservation issues and to identify strategies to preserve unique digital assets and documentation. The event will expand the discussion and  offer perspectives from practitioners in the field, including new media curators, time-based media artists, conservators, and preservationists.

The mission of the National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation’s capabilities in managing, preserving, and providing access to  the digital record of human achievement. NDSR Art adapts and expands the NDSR model by addressing issues of digital preservation and stewardship in relation to the arts, with a particular focus on new media and arts information.

This program is free and open to the public, although registration is recommended. Registration information and a program schedule will be made available soon. For more information please contact Elise Tanner, NDSR Art Resident at the Philadelphia Museum of Art, elise.tanner@philamuseum.org or Coral Salomón, NDSR Art Resident at the University of Pennsylvania, Fisher Fine Arts Library, corals@upenn.edu.

NDSR Art Capstone: Preserving Media Art & Digital Art Information is sponsored by the National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art) and Penn Libraries.