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November 29, To promote awareness and a clearer understanding of different pathways into specializations that require particular training, the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network ECPN is conducting a series of interviews with conservation professionals in these specialties.
These conservators work with time-based media, which can include moving components, performance, light or sound elements, film and video, analog or born-digital materials.
In this installment we hear from Brian Castriota, a conservator specialized in the conservation of time-based media and contemporary art. He worked as a contract conservator for time-based media artworks at the Smithsonian American Art Museum, and was a Samuel H.
Guggenheim Museum in New York. Please tell us a little bit about yourself. How were you first introduced to conservation, and why did you decide to pursue conservation? Both of my parents are art historians and my mother worked as a museum curator and director for many years, first at Duke University and later Amherst College.
Backing-up and verifying file integrity of audiovisual material on artist-supplied carriers in the collection of the Scottish National Gallery of Modern Art. Of all specializations, what contributed to your decision to pursue electronic media conservation?
Christine Frohnert was of course a big inspiration for me — her enthusiasm and passion for time-based media conservation was absolutely contagious, and she really gave me the confidence to pursue this pathway and specialization. Joanna Phillips was also instrumental in providing me with the practical training to become a time-based media conservator in my fourth-year internship and subsequent fellowship at the Solomon R.
What has been your training pathway? Please list any universities, apprenticeships, technical experience, and any related jobs or hobbies. My training pathway has by no means been straight and narrow.
During my time at the IFA I specialized in the conservation of objects and archaeological materials. Upon graduating I was fortunate to work for a few months at the Smithsonian American Art Museum on their time-based media art collection, and afterwards returned to the Guggenheim for a Samuel H.
Are there any particular skills that you feel are important or unique to your discipline? I find that time-based media art conservation requires a very unique combination of skills: What are some of your current projects, research, or interests? There are in existence works whose creation continues after the work is acquired by a museum, works whose rules or conditions change over time or are seen as being variable among stakeholders.
I am developing a framework and language to characterize these phenomena and account for them in our practical workflows and protocols.
Following an initial collection survey and risk assessment we have begun backing-up and condition assessing audiovisual material in the collection, as well as revising and expanding documentation records and acquisition protocols for time-based media artworks.
In your opinion, what is an important research area or need in your specialization? I think one that deserves a bit of focus is terminology. There are a lot of terms that we use in our field, not always with the most consensus about what we mean: Some of these terms are borrowed from or have particular lineages within academic discourses in philosophy, ethnography, performance studies, or computer science.
In some cases these terms may also have particular meanings in particular industries. These terms also have colloquial usage and connotations. And these are just the English terms. Our field is so international, and there are many terms in other languages that do not have direct translations in English.
Do you have any advice for prospective emerging conservators who would like to pursue this specialization? Do it, because the need is certainly there. If you are pre-program, the Institute of Fine Arts has developed the first dedicated stream in time-based media conservation training in North America.
Also be on the lookout for short Mellon-funded courses and workshops geared towards established conservators wishing to pursue greater specialization in time-based media. Attend digital archiving conferences and workshops, join the AMIA listserv, make use of some of the online resources like Code Academy to learn some programming languages, get a Raspberry Pi or a kit for building a little synth or a guitar pedal.To promote awareness and a clearer understanding of different pathways into specializations that require particular training, the Emerging Conservation Professionals Network (ECPN) is conducting a series of interviews with conservation professionals in these specialties.
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Bentley Tibbs. Bentley Tibbs received his architecture degree from Texas A&M University and his architectural training from Frank Welch. Bentley Tibbs was the architect for the exterior renovation for the referenced Turtle. A Bibliographical Introduction to the Italian Humanists.
Edited by Craig Kallendorf. Italian humanism, the defining movement of the Renaissance, was a system of learning that produced a cultural renewal in Europe through the study and adoption of ancient Greco-Roman culture.
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