As the culminating event for the National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information (NDSR Art), the Maryland Institute College of Art (MICA) was host to The Art of Digital Stewardship: Content, Context, and Structure. During this symposium, NDSR Art residents from MICA's Decker Library, the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, the Art Institute of Chicago, and Small Data Industries presented possible solutions for the acquisition, preservation, and access of digital art and art information, from preserving born-digital documentation of the museum experience to working with at-risk artists' archives.
Additionally, this one-day symposium brought together digital archivists, digital curators, librarians, content creators, and artists to discuss digital art stewardship and focus on questions such as:
How are we conceptualizing the artistic process as information or as a record? How can we support artists' engagement with the archival record? And, conversely, how can we support artists' archival impulses?
The Art of Digital Stewardship: Content, Context, and Structure is sponsored by the Maryland Institute College of Art and the National Digital Stewardship Residency for Art Information.
The National Digital Stewardship Residency (NDSR) program was developed to bridge the gap between existing, well-developed classroom education and the need for more direct professional experience in the field. The program serves several different populations: students interested in the field of digital stewardship, partnering institutions, and the broader cultural heritage community. The mission of NDSR is to build a dedicated community of professionals who will advance our nation's capabilities in managing, preserving, and making accessible the digital record of human achievement. NDSR Art adapts and expands the NDSR model by addressing issues of digital preservation and stewardship in relation to the arts, with a particular focus on new media and arts information.
NDSR Art is a partnership of the Philadelphia Museum of Art and the Art Libraries Society of North America, made possible with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS) via a 2016 Laura Bush 21st-Century Librarian Program grant.
Visit the NDSR Art to learn more about the 2018-2019 residency projects.
For more information, please contact Decker Library'd Digital Initiatives Unit at firstname.lastname@example.org.