Time-based Media (TBM) artworks are characterized by having a durational element, such as sound, performance, light, or movement, which unfolds to the viewer over time via slide, film, video, software, or the internet. Preserving them presents particular challenges, given their conceptual nature and use of components that extend well beyond traditional categories of art materials.
In order to meet the ever-increasing complexities of TBM art conservation, the next generation of media conservators must cross over the disciplinary boundaries of computer science, material science, media technology, engineering, art history, and conservation.
Thanks to generous funding from the Mellon Foundation, the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts at New York University has designed and implemented the Time-based Media (TBM) Art Conservation Education and Training Program, the first of its kind in the US.
With its MA/MS dual degrees, specialized faculty, networks within the University, and close working relationships with museums and private collections, the Conservation Center has established itself as a key player in TBM art conservation education.
This webinar will present teaching concepts developed by instructors, as well as student perspectives over four years of curriculum implementation. Educators and professionals from other programs are invited to discuss their teaching approaches in the classroom and beyond. Resources developed at the Conservation Center will be shared to promote TBM art conservation education and training and to inspire others embarking on similar initiatives.
Contact for further information: TBMConservation.firstname.lastname@example.org
Hagop Kevorkian Professor of Conservation,
Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts, New York University
Research Scholar and TBM Program Coordinator, Conservation Center, Institute of Fine Arts,
New York University