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Topics in Time-Based Media Art Conservation: Rafael Lozano-Hemmer

This week’s contributing blogger, Elizabeth Lyons, is a second year M.A. student at New York University’s Institute of Fine Arts and received her B.A. in Art History and French from Trinity College. She had the pleasure of introducing Rafael Lozano-Hemmer during the lecture.             On October 3, 2016, New York University’s Institute of Fine… Read more »

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Topics in Time-Based Media Art Conservation: Pip Laurenson

Phoebe Boosalis is a first year MA student in Art History at the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. Although her main areas of study are Baroque and Neoclassical art, she has become increasingly interested in time-based media art through her volunteer position at the Whitney Museum of American Art.   Pip Laurenson, Head… Read more »

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Topics in Time-Based Media Art Conservation: Reinhard Bek

This week’s contributing blogger, Megan DiNoia, is a current M.A. student at the Institute of Fine Arts, NYU. She is a member of NYU’s Curatorial Collaborative and recently completed a curatorial internship at the Guggenheim Museum.    “When the intention of kinetic artwork is its movement, is it still a kinetic artwork when it does not… Read more »

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Sterling Music Room

This week’s contributing blogger, Claudia Weber, is a New York based artist whose work often combines photography with other media to provide an alternative narrative to a space’s established role. For more information, please visit her website at When I could no longer afford an artist-studio in Brooklyn and started to work in my apartment,… Read more »

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Putting the Pieces Together: Conserving Michael Richards’ Work

This week’s contributing blogger, Eugenie Milroy, is a Professional Associate member of the American Institute for Conservation (AIC) with over 20 years of museum and conservation experience. She is a principal at A.M. Art Conservation, LLC. The company helps institutions and individuals preserve their art and cultural property for future generations through conservation treatment, preservation consulting, collections… Read more »

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Concepts or Contexts?

Caitlin Spangler-Bickell is a Marie Skłodowska-Curie Fellow with the Innovative Training Network NACCA (New Approaches in the Conservation of Contemporary Art) funded by the European Union. She is a PhD candidate with Maastricht University and is based at Museo delle Culture in Milan. Caitlin holds an MSc in Anthropology from KU Leuven, and her current… Read more »

Preserve Maintain Retire: Kinetic Art Conservation

This week’s contributing blogger, Beau R. Ott, is a private collector of primarily American abstract paintings and sculpture from the 1960’s. He is an avid researcher with an acute interest in the history of mid century art as well as a specific interest in the preservation and conservation of plastics and kinetic art. He has… Read more »

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An Alchemist At Work

This week’s contributing blogger, William Cordova, is an interdisciplinary cultural practitioner born in Lima, Peru who currently lives & works between Lima, Miami, and New York City. He received a BFA from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago, 1996 and MFA from Yale University, 2004.   I first met Michael Richards in November 1997… Read more »

A Path of Safe Travel

This week’s blogger, Emma James, is an independent curator and M.A. candidate at the Center for Curatorial Studies at Bard College. In 2015-16, Emma organized exhibitions at the International Studio and Curatorial Program in Brooklyn, the Hessel Museum of Art in Annendale-on-Hudson, and the Henie Onstad Kunstsenter in Oslo.   A Path of Safe Travel,… Read more »

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This week’s contributing bloggers are Melissa Levin and Alex Fialho. Levin joined Lower Manhattan Cultural Council (LMCC) in 2005 and is currently the Director of Cultural Programs, overseeing Artist Residencies, River To River, Open Studios, and Exhibitions & Installations in the Arts Center at Governors Island. Fialho is an arts writer and curator. Alex has been LMCC‘s Curatorial &… Read more »

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CALL/VoCA Talk: Jaime Davidovich

This week’s contributing blogger, Jessica Holmes, is a writer and critic whose work frequently appears in the Brooklyn Rail,, and other publications. As the former longtime Deputy Director of the Calder Foundation, she has also published and lectured widely on Alexander Calder’s life and work. Find her writing and other projects at On 13 January 2016,… Read more »