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Work of Art+: Media Preservation Basics for Artists and Performers

Presenter: Mark Stanley, Minnesota Media Arts

Two generations of performing, visual and new media artists have an irreplaceable inventory of analog video documentation from the '70s, '80s and '90s. What are the best practices for preserving this obsolete media for future generations? Mark Stanley from Minnesota Media Arts will lead this workshop on storing fragile and degrading media, creating a preservation plan, taking a visual inventory for metadata creation, and digitizing your videotape collection. We will also discuss copyright considerations and backing up your life's work so it can be studied and accessible for decades to come.

Bio: Mark Stanley is a founding member of Minnesota Media Arts, providing media archivist services to artists, arts organizations, civic and cultural preservation nonprofits. He served on staff at the Minneapolis Institute of Arts in the 1980s, producing programs on the arts. Mark was an early pioneer with EIAJ portable 1/2“ tape production at University Community Video documenting performances, and founded two digital media companies creating interactive multimedia and online experiences. He is currently working on collection care and digital media conversion projects supported through Minnesota’s Legacy grants.

Date: Monday, May 10, 2021 6:00 – 8:30 pm
Online Platform: Zoom Meeting. Meetings are designed to be a collaborative event with all participants being able to screen share, turn on their video and audio, and see who else is in attendance. This event can be attended for free using a cell phone or landline number and does not require videoconferencing equipment or an internet connection.

Recording: This session will not be recorded.
Captioning: This event will be captioned using AI generated live transcription.

Register: To register and receive the Zoom meeting details, complete the form below. If you have questions, call 651-292-4381 or email info@springboardforthearts.org.

Springboard Staff

Artist Resources Director