DOCAM – fifth international Summit on the documentation and conservation of the media arts heritage

The DOCAM (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage) Research Alliance presents the 2010 DOCAM Summit, which will mark the end of five years of research. DOCAM is an international research alliance initiated by the Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology. Its main objective is to develop new methodologies and tools to address the issues of preserving and documenting digital, technological, and electronic works of art.

The interdisciplinary event aims to bring together artists, researchers, students and museum practitioners ( conservators, curators, technicians, etc.) in order to expose and explore the issues raised by current research.

At this occasion, DOCAM will launch its new website, featuring the following main research results:

- A Cataloguing Guide for New Media Collections;

- A Preservation Guide for Technology-Based Artworks;

- The DOCAM Glossaurus;

- The DOCAM Documentary Model;

- A Technological Timeline.

Professional workshops will take place in small groups (registration is required) on March 3, 2010, followed by an international conference on March 4 and 5, 2010, which is open to the public.

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