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Yes, We CAN! Highlighting the Community
Collaborations of AIC’s Contemporary Art Network

By Joy Bloser, Gabrielle Crowther, Jen Munch, Samantha Owens, Olivia Schoenfeld, Martha Singer, and Andy Wolf for CAN!

AIC’s Contemporary Art Network (CAN!) has been hard at work creating initiatives that bring our community together for collaborative learning and idea exchanges. CAN! officers are deeply invested in working with our members to create engaging activities that support each of you as well as our profession. We are highlighting activities from three of our ongoing initiatives in this article: our series of CAN! Conversations, a Reading Group, and Speed Mentoring events.

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Time-based Media Art Conservation at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center: The First Five Years

By Christine Frohnert for the Electronic Media Group (EMG)

Time-based Media Art Conservation

In recognition of the ever-changing field of contemporary art conservation, New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts Conservation Center expanded its curriculum in fall 2018 by establishing a specialization explicitly for the conservation of time-based media (TBM) art—the first of its kind in the United States. Time-based Media (TBM) art, as we currently define the term, is characterized by having a durational element—such as sound, performance, light, or movement—that unfolds to the viewer over time via slide, film, video, software, or the internet.

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From the President

Dear Colleagues,

Happy New Year! Are you someone who enjoys making resolutions for the New Year? I am! In my social circle I am a rarity in this regard, but I like the idea of resets, fresh starts, and new projects. For various reasons, I am also quite happy to see the back of 2023 and I am hopeful that 2024 will bring positive change. Within AIC, at least, we have much to do and much to look forward to this year.

One fresh start that you may already have noticed is a new format for AIC’s member-focused communications. Each month, you’ll receive an email update that includes timely news about AIC and FAIC, a calendar of upcoming events and deadlines, and information about our annual conference, workshops, funding opportunities and more. I hope you will enjoy this regular dose of all things AIC! Meanwhile, AIC News, which is published as a pdf and in website format, will continue to feature longer topical articles and essays. Previously published six times a year, AIC News will now be a quarterly publication, allowing more time to prepare and invest in the in-depth submissions for which it is known.