Preserving Digital Art: A Case Study

Preserving Digital Art: A Case Study1 Presenters: Anne Goodyear, Associate Curator of Prints and Drawings, Smithsonian, National Portrait Gallery; Jerey Martin, Time-Based Art Conservator/Moving Image Archivist, Independent; Koven J. Smith, Director of Technology, Denver Art Museum; Penelope Umbrico, Artist/Photographer This panel will bring together a digital media artist with a conservator, a curator, and a technical expert to discuss various aspects of creating, displaying, storing, and preserving digital-born artworks within the context of museum data storage systems. The technical aspects of storing digital-born artworks are complicated and often daunting and have not been discussed widely within the context of conservation. This INCCA-NA (International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art -- North America) panel discussion will provide a case-study approach to work through the particulars of preserving a particular artist's work while also addressing the larger issues in the field of storing digital media. Session Chair: Richard McCoy, Conservator of Objects and Variable Art, Indianapolis Museum of Art Presented Friday, Nov 9th, 2012 at the Museum Computer Network conference in Seattle, WA. #mcn2012cons