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External Resources

Electronic Media Specialty Group

The American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (AIC) is the national membership organization supporting conservation professionals. AIC's Electronic Media Specialty Group (EMG) focuses on the preservation of electronic art, electronic-based cultural materials, and tools of their creation; and provides a means for conservators and related professionals to develop and maintain knowledge of relevant new media and emerging technologies. The EMG operates an external website and listserv for members.

Matters in Media Art

Matters in Media Art is an information resource on the care of media art. Launched in 2005, this collaborative project between the New Art Trust (NAT) and its partner museums—the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and Tate—has been designed to help those who collect and keep media artworks.


In addition to the Matters in Media Art site, colleagues at many institutions have their own sites highlighting their work with time-based media art. These include:

Arthur Jafa (American, born 1960). Still from Love Is the Message, the Message Is Death, 2016. Single-channel digital video, color, sound, 7 min., 25 sec. The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Purchase, Gift of Continental Group, by exchange, 2017 (2017.105)