Electronic Media Specialty Group
The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization supporting conservation professionals. AIC's Electronic Media Specialty Group (EMG) focuses on the preservation of electronic art, electronic-based cultural materials, and tools of their creation; and provides a means for conservators and related professionals to develop and maintain knowledge of relevant new media and emerging technologies. The EMG operates an external website and listserv for members.
Matters in Media Art
Matters in Media Art is an information resource on the care of media art. Launched in 2005, this collaborative project between the New Art Trust (NAT) and its partner museums—the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and Tate—has been designed to help those who collect and keep media artworks.
In addition to the Matters in Media Art site, colleagues at many institutions have their own sites highlighting their work with time-based media art. These include:
- Time-Based Media Art at the Smithsonian, including their registrar workflow and a webinar on how SAAM uses TMS for their time-based media collection;
- San Francisco Museum of Modern Art Media Arts;
- Time-Based Media Conservation at Tate;
- Time-Based Media Conservation at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum;
- Media Conservation Initiative and Media Conservation Blog at MoMA;
- Time-Based Media Art Conservation at New York University (NYU), the Topics in Time-Based Media Art Conservation lecture series, and It's About Time symposium.
Tools and Workshops
- Bay Area Video Coalition Preservation Tools
- Digital Preservation Coalition, Digital Preservation Handbook
- Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA), Artist Interview Workshops