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2008 International DOCAM Summit
2008 DOCAM Summit
New Music Building, McGill University

The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is pleased to announce that the fourth annual Summit of the DOCAM Research Alliance (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage, www.docam.ca) will be held in Montreal on October 30 and 31, 2008, at the Tanna Schulich Hall in the New Music Building at McGill University, 527 Sherbrooke Street West.

The Summit will be preceded by a Symposium co-presented by Media@McGill and entitled “Media in Motion,” scheduled for October 29, in the same building at McGill University (registration is required for the Symposium).

During this fourth edition of the DOCAM Summit, many of the Alliance's researchers will deliver their results on a variety of case studies. Also, numerous speakers from Europe and North America, including Mona Jimenez from New York University, Rolf Wolfensberger from the Museum of Communication in Berne, Gaby Wijers of the Netherlands Media Art Institute, and Caroline Langill, a professor at the Ontario College of Art and Design, will participate in the Summit, as will a number of researchers associated with Europe's CASPAR project (Cultural, Artistic and Scientific knowledge for Preservation, Access and Retrieval). Topics will include the conservation, documentation, cataloguing and terminology of media artworks. To close the event, internationally renowned artist Antoni Muntadas will hold a keynote address on many of his creations, including The Board Room (National Gallery of Canada). [More...]

DOCAM is an international and multidisciplinary research alliance on the documentation and the conservation of the media arts heritage with the main objective of developing new methodologies and tools to address the issues of preserving and documenting digital, technological, and electronic works of art. The project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) as part of its Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) program.

Initiated by the Daniel Langlois Foundation, the DOCAM Research Alliance includes some 15 institutional partners, such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d'art contemporain de Montréal, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, the faculties of many Canadian universities (including McGill, UQAM, Queen's and Université de Montréal), and international partners such as Leonardo and New York University. DOCAM also brings together more than 20 specialists and researchers in fields such as art conservation and restoration, cataloguing of museum collections, art history, information management, archival science, art documentation and computer science.

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