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Media Conservation at the Museum of Modern Art, New York

© DOCAM 2010

Day 2, Session 6

Glenn Wharton (MoMA, New York)


MoMA's media collection consists of over 2,000 audio, video, slide, and computer-based works. Policies and procedures for collections care are developed by an inter-departmental "Media Working Group" comprised of curatorial, registrar, conservation, audiovisual, and exhibition design staff. This presentation will include a description of pre-acquisition and post-acquisition processes, as well as current research to establish a conservation repository for digital collections.


Glenn Wharton is the Time-Based Media Conservator at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. He is also on faculty at New York University where he teaches graduate courses in the conservation of contemporary art, and he serves as Executive Director of INCCA-NA, the North American group of the International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art. Glenn received his MA from the Cooperstown Graduate Programs in 1981 and his PhD from the Institute of Archaeology, University College London in 2005.