Open Call: Media Art Preservation Institute

Dates or Deadline: 
13 July 2020 to 1 October 2020
Organized by: 
Department for Image Science - Danube University Krems
Wendy Coones

Event rescheduled for Dec 12-16, 2020

The Department for Image Science invites participation in the Media Art Preservation Institute held at the Danube University Krems, located 70km from Vienna in the UNESCO World Heritage Wachau region.

Danube University is the leading public university in Europe specializing in advanced continuing education by offering low-residency degree programs for working professionals and continuing education / advanced studies. The Media Art Preservation Institute provides 5 ECTS of material in the MediaArtHistories, MA curriculum.

Media Art Preservation Institute -- Saturday – Wednesday -- December 12-16, 2020.

Patricia Falcao, Andreas Weisser, Laurent Mingnonneau, Wendy Coones, Oliver Grau

Media Art is entering museums and archives, galleries and private collections, yet still threatened by significant loss due to rapid technological obsolescence and insufficient documentation strategies. Media art preservation is no longer a niche, but useful skills and knowledge in an expanding field.

This professional training institute introduces fundamental concepts, provides structured lectures, practical exercises and lively group discussions. Resource materials and deep investigation of case-studies enable future practical use. The 5-day institute brings together the critical mass of expertise with representation from Media Art historians, archivists, artists preserving collected works, and of course conservators and restoration specialists from both collecting institutions and freelance.

Anyone involved with cultural, collecting or archiving institutions. Conservators and conservation lecturers / grad students, AV technicians, media artists, archivists, registrars, curators, collectors. Researchers in art history, media studies, (media) archeology or digital cultural heritage.

A maximum of 24 may participate in this professional training.
Deadline to apply - Oct 1 -- Notification by Oct 12.
Places made available after October 12th will be given to those on the waiting list or given on a first come first serve basis.
Staff at universities in Erasmus+ program countries may apply for Erasmus+ mobility funds. Please, contact the International Office at your home institution about staff training funds available for travel and accommodation.

Department for Image Science – Danube University Krems in cooperation with the Archive of Digital Art; Arts & Digital Humanities Lab of DUKrems; LeFo Project "Teaching and Research infrastructure for Digital Arts in Higher Ed“, funder / Austrian Federal Govt.; ImDaLi Project “Image Data Literacy, Understanding Digital Art with Complex Data Analysis,” funder / State of Lower Austria.