Condition Reports

Reports and Templates from Matters in Media Arts

Matters in Media Arts, a nonprofit organization, has generated a number of reports that are valuable tools for documenting the condition and viability of computer-based art.

Condition Report Template [Matters in Media Arts]

This report outlines the basic information about existing works of art and can be used as a preservation and exhibition tool. It records such data as basic installation instructions and a general description of the artwork and its condition.

Installation Template [Matters in Media Arts]

This comprehensive outline, which addresses almost any conceivable variable, includes information about the nature of the exhibition space, the artist's statement, electrical and maintenance requirements, and even health and safety concerns. Again, though designed for exhibition purposes, it is also valuable in recording preservation information

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Matters in Media Arts

Curators, conservators, registrars, and media technical managers from New Art Trust, MoMA, SFMOMA, and the Tate have formed a consortium to establish best practice guidelines for care of time-based media works of art (for example, video, slide, film, audio, and computer-based installations). The Matters in Media Arts website offers extensive resources related to the exhibition of media art.

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