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Fellowship at Guggenheim Museum

From: Carol Stringari <cstringari>
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2001
Electronic Media
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum

A fellowship is being offered at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
for an in-depth study of the issues surrounding the preservation of
ephemeral materials and/or electronic media. The fellow would help
coordinate a project funded by the Langlois Foundation that supports
the advancement of the Variable Media Initiative, a strategy for
preserving the artistic integrity of a work through documentation
prior to the obsolescence or deterioration of the primary physical
materials.

Responsibilities of the fellow will include: acting as a liaison
between the conservation department, curatorial department, and the
archives and documentation programs. The fellow will explore, study
and collect standards for best practices and preservation of
materials that will include, among others, analog and electronic
media formats. Working with the conservators to implement the
preservation methods, and assisting documentation and curatorial to
record all concerns. The fellow should have an interest in
conservation and documentation practices, as well as a good
understanding of the current contemporary art environment.
Familiarity with materials and processes, including photography,
magnetic and electronic media formats is preferable. Knowledge of
and interest in relational and object-oriented databases is a plus.

The fellow will be supervised by representatives from each
department: Curatorial, Conservation, and Archives,Library, and
Museum Records. The project is for one year, the hours are flexible
and a modest stipend will be offered. Potential candidates should
contact Jon Ippolito <ji [at] guggenheim__org>

Carol Stringari
Senior Conservator, Contemporary Art
Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum
cstringari [at] guggenheim__org
212-423-3727


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