Workshops in Time-based Media (TBM) Art Conservation

Recent Workshops

ART WITH A PLUG - Introduction to Electricity and Electronics

This four-day course provided an introduction to electricity and electronics in the context of modern and contemporary art. Topics included: basic principles of electricity, power supplies, soldering, circuits, circuit schematics, and components such as resistors, capacitors, diodes, transistors, and motors. Also included was an introduction to programming microcontrollers and the operation of electronic test equipment, such as digital multimeters, oscilloscopes, and sensors.

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The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts NYU partnerned with VoCA (Voices in Contemporary Art) to offer an Artist Interview Workshop geared toward graduate students and emerging professionals working specifically with time-based media art.

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Fundamentals of Motion Picture Film and Slides

This three-day online workshop explored the fundamentals of motion picture film and slides. Considering the history and use of film technology by artists, the workshop provided a better understanding of commonly used film formats and strategies for the long term preservation and exhibition of artists’ film.

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DIGITAL PRESERVATION: Caring for Digital Art Objects

The Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU offered a Digital Preservation Workshop for students and professionals working with digitized or born-digital collections, audiovisual media, and computer-based artworks. 

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