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Position at Smithsonian Institution

From: Gwynne Ryan <ryangw<-a>
Date: Friday, April 4, 2014
Media Art Conservators (3 positions)
Smithsonian Institution

The Smithsonian Institution is seeking three (3) media art
conservators to work with conservation staff to conduct a
feasibility study for the development of a time-based and digital
art conservation lab.  For detailed information on the project and
instructions on how to submit a bid, go to


Over the past several years, the acquisition of time-based works by
Smithsonian art museums has increased dramatically.  The Hirshhorn
Museum and Sculpture Garden has been steadily acquiring media art
for over a decade, resulting in an extensive collection of artworks
that range from born-digital to film and slide installations by
prominent artists including Tacita Dean, William Kentridge, Douglas
Gordon, and Gary Hill.  The Smithsonian American Art Museum has more
than 100 TBMA artworks in the permanent collection, including works
by Jenny Holzer, Bruce Nauman, Kota Ezawa, Bill Viola, Cory Arcangel
and other artists working in time-based media.  SAAM's Nam June Paik
Archive, which consists of sculptural robots, video and television
technology, and research notes and materials from the artist's
estate, is a core part of the collection.  The National Portrait
Gallery has acquired major works in the last few years, and NPG's
new strategic plan includes both increasing TBMA collections and
planning a time-based media gallery.  The National Museum of African
Art and the National Museum of the American Indian are also making
significant acquisitions.  For more information about the
Smithsonian Time-Based Media Art (SI TBMA) working group and its
initiatives, visit


Gwynne Ryan
Sculpture Conservator
Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden
Independence Avenue at 7th Street
Washington DC 20013
Fax: 202-357-3151

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