Matters in Media Art is a multi-phase collaborative project designed to provide guidelines for the care of media art. A resource for collectors, artists, and institutions of all sizes caring for works of art that have moving image, electronic, and digital elements.
Media Conservation Initiative
The Media Conservation Initiative is a project of the Museum of Modern Art. It seeks to advance new strategies in the field of time-based media art preservation and care, and includes a fellowship program, workshops, and knowledge-sharing resources.
Rhizome was founded as an online archive of digital art, and has since become a leader in the preservation and presentation of digital artworks. Its website offers documents on Rhizome's Digital Preservation and Cataloging practices including its web archiving software webrecorder.io and its collection portal, the Artbase.
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
The Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum was among the first institutions to formalize a time-based media art conservation program. Their website features several case studies, preservation models, sample documentation, and other resources.
Variable Media Network
The Variable Media Network was a seminal initiative in the time-based media art field, addressing the challenges facing museums and artists working with artworks created in ephemeral mediums. Its website features several case studies and the landmark documentation tool, the Variable Media Questionnaire.
Voices in Contemporary Art
Voices in Contemporary Art (VoCA) is dedicated to developing knowledge through collaborations between artists, art professionals and collectors that will ensure the preservation of contemporary art and provide educational programs. Its website offers a blog, the VoCA Journal, and documentation for its talks and workshops.