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     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 / new technologies

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 technologies.