Video Art / Media Art Preservation: Studies and Suggestions
THE DANISH VIDEO ART DATA BANK
Wanted: A Common Strategy
Although many video art
distribution agencies, art museums, libraries and archives have video collections there is
unfortunately no common strategy for preserving video tapes and at
least in most cases no planned and comprehensive effort to investigate and develop
tape conservation, and no common agreed-upon procedures from conservation specialists.
.This means that it is difficult
to pinpoint a systematic, common preservation process including
conservation and restoration procedures for saving video tapes.
also for the future /
Such a common strategy should
also include the future. We should not only be concerned about the old or older, the
already produced works. We must also foresee
and develop strategies for future challenges with variable media art using new