Speakers: Amy Brost, Assistant Media Conservator, The Museum of Modern Art and Martina Haidvogl, Associate Media Conservator, The San Francisco Museum of Modern Art
This session introduces the theory and practice of time-based media art conservation documentation. Core concepts presented include why, when and how to document artworks. Brost presents the documentation framework and reports being used at MoMA. Haidvogl provides an overview of the development and functionality of SFMOMA's collaboratively generated Mediawiki, a dynamic, multi-author platform for internal records of time-based media artworks. In addition to sharing a range of documentation approaches, strategies and tools, the speakers also suggest possible future directions in documentation.