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EMG Conference Report: Amye McCarther

The American Institute for the Conservation of Artistic Works’ 47 th Annual Meeting took place at Mohegan Sun in Uncasville, Connecticut, May 13-18 th , 2019. I had the privilege of attending, thanks to a generous speaker stipend awarded by the AIC’s Electronic Media Group (EMG), of which...


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From Immersion to Acquisition: An Overview of Virtual Reality for Time-Based Media Conservators

"From Immersion to Acquisition: An Overview of Virtual Reality for Time-Based Media Conservators" was an informative presentation given at the 2019 Annual Meeting by Mark Hellar, a technology consultant for cultural institutions and owner of Hellar Studios LLC, and Savannah Campbell, Media...


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(Electronic Media) A Race Against Time: Preserving iOS App-based Artworks. Authors: Flaminia Fortunato, Joey Heinen, Morgan Kessler

The emergence of app-based artworks in our collections prompted institutions the Los Angeles County Museum of Art (LACMA) and the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA) to collaborate together in order to determine the best methods of collecting these works. ( https://sched.co/Iujb ) LACMA acquired ...


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(Workshops) Documentation and Risk Assessment of Complex Time-Based Media Artworks, led by Mona Jimenez and Jeff Martin

Description: https://aics47thannualmeeting2019.sched.com/event/ItPX/documentation-and-risk-assessment-of-complex-time-based-media-artworks Two days before the 47 th meeting was fully underway at Mohegan Sun, the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston hosted twenty-one participants for a workshop on...


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(Electronic Media) Towards Best Practices in Disk Imaging: A Cross-Institutional Approach by authors Eddy Colloton, Jonathan Farbowitz, Flaminia Fortunato, and Caroline Gil

I had the pleasure of attending the very informative presentation by Eddy Colloton, Jonathan Farbowitz, Flaminia Fortunato, and Caroline Gil about how each of their corresponding institutions approaches disk imaging. This talk was based on a 2 day workshop about disk imaging ( "Peer Forum I:...


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Reflections on the 46th Annual Meeting

As the 47 th AIC Annual Meeting rapidly approaches, I have found myself reflecting on the generous opportunities that I was granted during last year’s meeting. Attending the 46 th AIC Annual Meeting in Houston was a wonderful experience that allowed me to tie what was then my life as a student...

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Reflections on the AIC Annual Meeting 2018 from a Digital Conservator

With generous funding from the Samuel H. Kress Foundation (administered by the Foundation for the American Institute of Conservation) and the AIC Electronic Media Group, I was able to attend the American Institute of Conservation’s 2018 Annual Meeting in Houston, Texas. In this short blog post I...


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A steep learning curve: developments in the field of time-based media art conservation in Australia

Since joining the Art Gallery of New South Wales (AGNSW) in Australia, as specialist conservator in time-based art in 2015, I have researched the Gallery’s time-based media art collection. This growing area of the collection encompasses film, slides, multimedia installations, video, and work...


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AIC 2018: Reflections from a new EMG member

A couple months have passed since I traveled to Houston, Texas to participate in AIC's 46th Annual Meeting, Material Matters 2018 , which was my first experience at a conference focused solely on conservation. While I am an archivist by training, my role as a National Digital Stewardship...

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