PACKED - Platform for the Archiving and Preservation of Audiovisual Arts (Brussels) and the Netherlands Media Art Institute (Amsterdam) currently execute a research project into the preservation of display and playback equipment for video art. As part of this research project PACKED and NIMk ask the cooperation from organizations, archives and individuals.
Since the emergence of the medium video, different recording, playback and display systems have been developed that got obsolete afterwards due to the technological evolution. This equipment (video recorders, monitors, projectors, .) has often become rare. But at the same time access to it is crucial to exhibit old video works and safeguard them for the future.
PACKED and NIMk kindly ask organizations, archives and individuals that own this kind of equipment, maintain it, or need access to it to fill the questionnaire that you can find here. Answers from both the field of art as other fields are welcome.
More information on the project can also be found at www.packed.be/en//projects/readmore/obsolete_apparatuur/
PACKED and NIMk thank you for your kind cooperation. This research project runs until the end of June 2010. It is supported by an international project grant from the Flemish Government in the framework of the Cultural Heritage Decree.