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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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