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Thursday, November 19 • 2:15pm - 3:15pm
Time-Based Media Art/Work/Flow - Preserving the Whitney's Historic Collection

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In 2018, the Whitney Museum of American Art launched the Media Preservation Initiative (MPI) to address the preservation needs of its more than 800 time-based media works. The Museum’s TBM holdings range from single-channel video to multi-channel installations and digital art and incorporate technologies that vary from the obsolete to the cutting-edge. In this series of short presentations, members of the MPI team will share notes on their experiences cataloguing and conserving the works, researching their histories, exhibitions, and technical details, and implementing the Museum's new digital preservation pipeline.


Brian Block

Whitney Museum of American Art
Brian Block is currently a Project Researcher for the Media Preservation Initiative at the Whitney Museum of American Art. In this role, Brian has coordinated the Whitney’s effort to enhance its Time-Based Media documentation practices. Starting in 2018, he created new documentation... Read More →
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Christopher Bernu

Whitney Museum of American Art
Christopher Bernu is the Project Cataloguer for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Media Preservation Initiative, the mission of which is to assess, document, and preserve the time-based media artworks in the Museum’s permanent collection. His primary duties are the recataloguing... Read More →
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David Neary

Whitney Museum of American Art
David Neary is the Project Manager of the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Media Preservation Initiative, a three-year grant-funded project to research, catalogue, and assess the condition of all time-based media in the Museum’s collection. Based in Brooklyn, New York, he has... Read More →
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Nicholas Carbone

Whitney Museum of American Art
Nicholas Carbone is currently the Media Preservation Specialist in film and slide works for the Whitney Museum of American Art’s Media Preservation Initiative. In addition to his work there, he also is the media archivist for video artist Mary Lucier and supports curatorial projects... Read More →
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Savannah Campbell

Whitney Museum of American Art
Savannah Campbell is currently Media Preservation Specialist, Video and Digital Media at the Whitney Museum of American Art as part of the Media Preservation Initiative project. She has previously been a Fellow in Magnetic Media Preservation at The Standby Program and has worked on... Read More →

Thursday November 19, 2020 2:15pm - 3:15pm PST
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