Registration Open: 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 (6th floor), Van Pelt-Dietrich Library Center
University of Pennsylvania

This symposium will provide a platform for the NDSR Art residents to discuss their experiences developing preservation and access strategies for GLAM assets, as well as offer perspectives from new media curators, time-based media artists, conservators, and preservationists.

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.




Time Section
9:30am-10:00am Registration
Coffee and light breakfast
10:00am-10:15am Welcome and Introduction
Kimberly Eke
Assoc. University Librarian for Teaching, Research & Learning Services, University of Pennsylvania
Kristen Regina
Arcadia Director of the Library and Archives, Philadelphia Museum of Art
10:20am-11:15am NDSR Art Hosts Panel Discussion
Frances Lloyd-Baynes
Content Database Specialist, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Margaret Huang [ppt] [Marge_Capstone]
Digital Archivist, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Hannah Bennett
Director of Fisher Fine Arts & Museum Libraries, University of Pennsylvania
Rachel Chatalbash
Senior Archivist, Yale Center for British Art
11:20am-12:20pm Lesson Learned and Moving Forward: Creating Stewardship Strategies for Digital GLAM Assets from Scratch
Erin Barsan
NDSR Art Resident, Minneapolis Institute of Art
Elise Tanner
NDSR Art Resident, Philadelphia Museum of Art
Coral Salomón
NDSR Art Resident, University of Pennsylvania
Cate Peebles
NDSR Art Resident, Yale Center for British Art
12:30pm-1:30pm Lunch Break
1:40-2:30pm Practices of Care: Artists Discuss the Practical and Philosophical Considerations of Time-Based Media Works
Lionel Cruet
Contemporary audiovisual and geopolitical artist
Matthew Suib
Moving image artist
Nadia Hironaka
Video installation artist
2:40-3:30pm Advancing New Strategies in the Preservation and Conservation of Time-Based Media Art
Flaminia Fortunato
Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Media Conservation, Museum of Modern Art
Dave Rice
Archivist and technologist, CUNY TV; author of “Sustained Consistent Video Presentation” PERICLES report commissioned by Tate Research
3:30-4:00pm Coffee break
4:00-4:50pm Long Live the GIF: Reflections on the Curation, Acquisition, and Preservation of Web-based Art and Culture
Jason Eppink
Curator of Digital Media, Museum of the Moving Image
Lorena Ramírez-López
Time-based media consultant, Small Data Industries
4:50pm-5:00pm Closing Remarks
NDSR Art Residents
5:10pm-7:00pm Reception


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.

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.