Caring for Collections: Digital & Time based Work
Tue 23 Nov, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Join time-based media art Conservator, Asti Sherring to discuss the documentation and preservation contemporary artworks that are dependent on technology. This introductory workshop, targeted at small to medium collecting organisations will address a range of topics related to the collection care and conservation of these works such as, employing a variable mindset to your collections database, getting started on a collection survey, contemporary documentation tools, digital preservation basics and treatment methods. In this session Asti will share practical instructional templates and accessible software to assist in the conservation and stabilisation of time-based media artworks.
Asti Sherring is a trained paper, photographs and time-based art conservator. She has has completed a Bachelor of Media Arts from Sydney University and a Masters of Materials Conservation at Melbourne University. Asti held the position of senior time-based art conservator at The Art Gallery of New South Wales between 2015-2020. This role was the first of its kind in Australia and focused on the development of the specialisation of time-based art conservation across Australasia. She has also worked at notable institutions such as Los Angeles County Museum of Art, USA, The 20th and 21st Biennale of Sydney, The National Archives of Australia and Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney. Asti is currently undertaking postgraduate research at the University of Canberra, which explores contemporary conservation theories and practices surrounding the preservation of works that are virtual, ephemeral, immersive, participatory and technological in nature.
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