INSITE MAGAZINE

INSITE magazine is about the people and stories that together make up our diverse Victorian museum and gallery community. With interviews, articles, and industry news, it is essential reading for all staff and volunteers in the sector. INSITE is a hard-copy magazine that is published four times a year.

Installation image at ACMI of Ghosts, Toast and the Things Unsaid, 2016, commissioned by ACMI in partnership with Google’s Creative Lab, and produced by creative agency Sandpit in partnership with Grumpy Sailor. Photographer: Steffen Pederson.

INSITE Magazine

August - October 2019 / Time Based Media

This issue is on the theme ‘Time Based Media’ and features articles about the challenges of collecting, preserving and displaying artworks and social movements using technology. Articles are about the preservation challenges presented by time-based media artworks and the technologies they use, how conservators are developing systems for managing these works in their collections and what’s involved with capturing social movements that unfold online. The issue includes a roundup of the Victorian Museum Awards and an update by Amelia Marra on the Small Museums Cataloguing Manual

Our cover image is an installation image at ACMI for Ghosts, Toast and the Things Unsaid, 2016, commissioned by ACMI in partnership with Google’s Creative Lab, and produced by creative agency Sandpit in partnership with Grumpy Sailor. Photographer: Steffen Pederson. Ghosts, Toast and the Things invites audiences into the lives of two characters through a two-person VR experience.

Other items in this issue provide information about the workshops, meetings and tours programmed for members, the upcoming Victorian Museums and Galleries Forum and the Museum News and Branch News sections will bring you up-to-date with sector information.

Find a full list of the contents for the issue here.


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In this Issue

Installation view of Robert Andrews’ artwork, A Connective Reveal-Language, in the exhibition The National 2019: New Australian Art at the Art Gallery of NSW. This project has been supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland © Robert An

Time-Based Media Art Conservation and the Challenge of Change

In this article Asti Sherring, Time-Based Art Conservator, Art Gallery of New South Wales, takes us through some of the challenges for the conservation of this medium and projects underway at the Art Gallery of New South Wales to ensure that progress can be consolidated and developed at a national level.

Candice Cranmer, Time-based Media and AV Conservator at ACMI, threading a film print on a film viewer (Steenbeck). Photographer: Phoebe Powell.

Dedicating Space: time-based media at ACMI

In this Candice Cranmer, Time-based Media and AV Conservator, ACMI, takes us through what’s involved in looking after time-based media collection items and the new Media Preservation Lab in progress at ACMI.

NAIDOC March from Aboriginal Health Service on Nicholson Street to the Federation Square, 2012. Photographer: Rodney Start. Source: Museums Victoria.

Digital Ephemera: collecting and preserving social movements in a digital age

In recent years social movements such as Me Too, Black Lives Matter, School Strike 4 Climate, Marriage Equality, and Invasion Day–to name a few–have played out online and on social media. There is concern that years from now the context and authenticity of these movements will be lost. In this article Rose Bollen and Nik McGrath, Museums Victoria, discuss what needs to be done to preserve social movement history in a digital age.

 

 

 

 

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