>Would you mind passing this on to the Crumb list--thanks!
>A fellowship is being offered at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum for an
>in-depth study of the issues surrounding the preservation of ephemeral
>materials and/or electronic media. The fellow would help coordinate a
>project funded by the Langlois Foundation that supports the advancement
>of the Variable Media Initiative, a strategy for preserving the artistic
>integrity of a work through documentation prior to the obsolescence or
>deterioration of the primary physical materials.
>Responsibilities of the fellow will include: acting as a liaison between
>the conservation department, curatorial department, and the archives and
>documentation programs. The fellow will explore, study and collect
>standards for best practices and preservation of materials that will
>include, among others, analog and electronic media formats. Working with
>the conservators to implement the preservation methods, and assisting
>documentation and curatorial to record all concerns. The fellow should
>have an interest in conservaton and documentation practices, as well as
>a good understanding of the current contemporary art environment.
>Familiarity with materials and processes, including photography,
>magnetic and electronic media formats is preferable. Knowledge of and
>interest in relational and object-oriented databases is a plus.
>The fellow will be supervised by representatives from each department:
>Curatorial, Conservation, and Archives,Library,& Museum Records. The
>project is for one year, the hours are flexible and a modest stipend
>will be offered. Potential candidates should contact Jon Ippolito at
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