Category: museums

Web Archive Management at NYARC: An NDSR Project Update

The following is a guest post by Karl-Rainer Blumenthal, National Digital Stewardship Resident at the New York Art Resources Consortium (NYARC). A tipping point from traditional to emergent digital technologies in the regular conduct of art historical scholarship threatens to leave unprepared institutions and their researchers alike in a “digital black hole.” NYARC–the partnership of […]

July Library of Congress Digital Preservation Newsletter

The July issue of the Library of Congress Digital Preservation newsletter is now available! In this issue: Featuring “Digital Preservation and the Arts” including Web Archiving and Preserving the Arts, and Preserving Digital and Software-Based Artworks An Interview with Marla Misunas (and friends) of SFMOMA, part 2 Community Approaches to Digital Stewardship Exhibiting GIFs, with […]

At the Museum: An Interview with Marla Misunas (and Friends) of SFMOMA, Pt. Two

We are continuing the previous interview with Marla Misunas of San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, this time including two of her colleagues:  Layna White, Head of Collections Information and Access at SFMOMA, and Mark Hellar, consultant and owner of Hellar Studios LLC. Mark is currently working on new media conservation initiatives at SFMOMA, including […]

At the Museum: An Interview with Marla Misunas of SFMOMA, Pt. 1

At the Museum is a new interview series highlighting the variety of digital collections in museums and the interesting people working to create and preserve these collections. For this first installment, I interview Marla Misunas, Collections Information Manager for the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. Marla gives us some great detail about her role […]

Rescuing and Digitally Preserving the Cultural Heritage of the Great Smoky Mountains

In western North Carolina, in the foothills of the Great Smoky Mountains, rests a boulder covered in prehistoric petroglyphs attributed to the Native Americans who have resided in the area for thousands of years. Experts debate the specific origin and meaning of the glyphs but the general interpretation describes Judaculla, a human-like giant with supernatural […]

An Introspective Look at Nam June Paik, Time-based Media Art and Conservation Practices in Museums

The following is a guest post by Madeline Sheldon, Junior Fellow with NDIIPP During the last week of June, I had the pleasure of attending the Smithsonian American Art Museum’s symposium titled, Conserving and Exhibiting the Works of Nam June Paik, which featured museum professionals who discussed their previous experiences with the conservation and preservation […]

Towards a Digital Preservation Policy For Museums

The following is a guest post by Madeline Sheldon, a 2013 Junior Fellow with NDIIPP. Earlier this week, I visited the Smithsonian Institution to attend a talk by Courtney Johnson, Director of The Dowse Art Museum in New Zealand. Energy oozed from Johnson; she exuded a confidence that was easy-going, without being arrogant. Her background […]