New Media Museums Proceedings, 2022


The moving image has now become a standard form of expression for artists. But what does this mean if we are to understand it as a cultural heritage, something to be preserved for the future? From this perspective, the great challenge in preserving the artists' moving image is its place between two distinct but increasingly overlapping ecosystems: film, with its festivals, archives and distribution platforms, and visual art, with its exhibitions and museums. This roundtable concluded the two-day New Media Museums Colloquium and brings together professionals from across the spectrum of institutions to discuss the state of the art and consider existing and potential new forms of collaboration. Guests included representatives from national film archives in Czechia and Poland, n.b.k. Video-Forum Berlin, collecting institutions and museums in Central Europe, and artists.

Participants (left to right): Jina Chang (Time-based Media Art Conservator, The National Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo), Anna Tüdős (C3 Foundation), Elżbieta Wysocka (Department of Film studies and Digitisation, National Film Archive – Audiovisual Institute, Poland), Anna Lena Seiser (Managing Director, Neuer Berliner Kunstverein (n.b.k.), and Head, n.b.k. Video-Forum Berlin), Martin Mazanec (Curator, PAF, and Pedagogue, Faculty of Fine Arts, Brno University of Technology), Sylva Poláková (Národní filmový archiv Praha), Matĕj Strnad (Národní filmový archiv Praha), Aga Wielocha (Bern University of the Arts, formerly conservator at M+ Museum Hong Kong), Dušan Barok (moderator), Jakub Frank (Curator of the Collection of New Media and Intermedia, Olomouc Museum of Art), Eva Skopalová (Curator, Collection of Modern and Contemporary Art, National Gallery Prague), Jitka Hlaváčková (Curator of the Photography and New Media Collection, Prague City Gallery.

Part of the New Media Museums colloquium and PAF Festival, Exhibition Centre Flora (G Hall), Olomouc, 25 March 2022. 74 min.