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<br/>WHO WE ARE. <br />Learn more about the Smithsonian's <br>Time-Based Media and Digital Art Working Group. <br/>CASE STUDY. Doug Aitken, <i> SONG 1</i>, 2012
			<br />Collection of the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden. <br/>EXTERNAL RESOURCES. <br />Read leading resources in the care of time-based media and digital art. <br/>CASE STUDY. Jason Salavon, <i>Late Night Triad</i>, 2003 <br />Collection of the National Portrait Gallery.

Preserving and Collecting Time-Based Media and
Digital Art at the Smithsonian Institution



The Time-Based Media and Digital Art Working Group, a pan-institutional Smithsonian initiative, intends to develop long-term and comprehensive preservation strategies for time-based art, and to establish a set of best practices for the acquisition, documentation, installation, and display of time-based art.

Time-Based Media and Digital Art is artwork with a specific duration including film, video, digital, audio, computer-based, web-based, performance, and installation art. Time-Based Media and Digital Art includes art works with technology-based components that present specific challenges for conservation, documentation, installation, and acquisition.

This site functions as both a platform to promote and communicate the working group's projects and initiatives, as well as an information-sharing mechanism for disseminating the Smithsonian's research to other organizations and within the broader community of practice.

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