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Tuesday, November 19 • 1:30pm - 1:55pm
Managing time-based media artworks in collections

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Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū has recently embarked on a project to address the preservation of its collection of over thirty time-based media artworks. This collection encompasses work made using film, slides, video and software as well as mulitimedia installations. The artworks are inherently variable and cannot be adequately supported by traditional collection management procedures. Common issues include problems of corruption, obsolescence, interpretation, storage (physical and digital), documentation and training.

Our project team aim to ensure we improve our working practise across the Gallery, positively impacting our colleagues, and reaching further in to our relationships with artists, donors and vendors, lenders and borrowers alike.

Louisa will speak to some of the challenges the Gallery has faced in embarking on this project, highlighting examples from a current exhibition Wheriko - Brilliant, as well as our hopes and ambitions for the project as it unfolds.

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Louisa Vowles

Assistant Registrar, Christchurch Art Gallery Te Puna o Waiwhetū
I have over 15 years’ experience working in both private and public galleries. Before moving to NZ two years ago, I headed the Registrar department at Lisson Gallery in London whose artists include Anish Kapoor, Marina Abramovic and Ai Weiwei. As part of the Collections and Exhibitions... Read More →

Tuesday November 19, 2019 1:30pm - 1:55pm NZDT
Angus - Breakout Room Museum of New Zealand Te Papa Tongarewa, Te Aro, Wellington 6011, New Zealand