[spectre] Rescheduled: Media Art Preservation Institute - 5-day professional training - Dec 12-16, 2020
Oliver.Grau at donau-uni.ac.at
Wed Jul 8 16:19:45 CEST 2020
We are pleased to announce we have new dates for the rescheduled
from June now to Dec 12-16, 2020
The Department for Image Science invites participation in the Media
held at the Danube University Krems, located 70km from Vienna in
UNESCO World Heritage Wachau region.
Danube University is the leading public university in Europe
specializing in advanced continuing education by offering
degree programs for working professionals and continuing education
advanced studies. The Media Art Preservation Institute provides 5
of material in the MediaArtHistories, MA curriculum.
The Media Art Preservation Institute takes place Saturday –
December 12-16, 2020.
Saturday - Dec 12th , 2020 – 15:00 - 18:00
Challenges, Needs and Current State of Media Art Preservation
Sunday – Dec 13th, 2020 – 9:30 - 18:00
Expanding Strategic Archiving and Documentation
Monday – Dec 14th, 2020 – 9:30 - 18:00
Media Art Material Conservation from Analog to Digital
Tuesday – Dec 15th, 2020 – 9:30 - 18:00
Developing Preservation Strategies Across Stakeholders
Wednesday – Dec 16th, 2020 – 9:30 - 16:00
Results, Resources & Wrap-up
Lecturers: Patricia FALCAO, Andreas WEISSER, Laurent MIGNONNEAU,
COONES, Oliver GRAU
Media Art is in the process of entering museums and archives,
and private collections, and other more unexpected places. However,
art form is threatened by significant loss due to rapid
obsolescence and insufficient documentation strategies. The
needs required to care for this valuable and fragile heritage is
becoming obvious. Understanding the tenets of media art
no longer a niche, but useful skills and knowledge in an expanding
To contribute to the development of this expertise the Danube
University Krems is pleased to offer a professional training
introducing fundamental concepts for the preservation of media art.
workshop brings together knowledge and experience in conservation
documentation from experts in both academic, institutional and
practice. Interacting with a varied group of participants, the
will facilitate a mix of clearly structured lectures, practical
exercises and lively group discussions. Resource materials and
investigation of case-studies enable future practical use.
The activities will give participants the opportunity to learn
the materials of media art, the risks for their preservation, and
strategies available for some of the specific media, such as
video interfaces or software. Participants will also learn about
different methods and aims of documentation, and some of the
approaches being used in the field.
The 5-day institute brings together the critical mass of expertise
representation from Media Art historians, archivists, artists
collected works, and of course conservators and restoration
from both collecting institutions and freelance.
Anyone involved with cultural, collecting or archiving
Conservators and conservation lecturers / grad students, AV
media artists, archivists, registrars, curators, collectors.
in art history, media studies, (media) archeology or digital
A maximum of 24 may participate in this professional training.
Deadline to apply - Oct 1
Notification by Oct 12.
Places made available after April 3rd will be given to those on
waiting list or given on a first come first serve basis.
Staff at universities in Erasmus+ program countries may apply for
Erasmus+ mobility funds. Please, contact the International Office
your home institution about staff training funds available for
More information about the SPECTRE