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A collaborative project designed to provide guidelines for the care of time-based media works of art. Launched in 2005, this collaborative project between the New Art Trust (NAT) and its partner museums – the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art (SFMOMA) and Tate – has been designed to help those who collect and keep time-based artworks. See 'Using the Project Resources' for helpful information.
Art21 has established itself as the preeminent chronicler of contemporary art and artists through its Peabody Award-winning biennial television series, "Art in the Twenty-First Century." Art21 serves educators and their students by providing free materials and programs devoted to the exploration of contemporary art and artists, and also presents a wide range of writing on contemporary art. Art21 maintains an extensive archive of all of the films and educational materials it produces. Many writings on conservation work can be found in the ART21 Blog.
The Smithsonian’s Museum Conservation Institute (MCI) is the center for specialized technical collection research and conservation for all Smithsonian museums and collections. MCI combines knowledge of materials and the history of technology with state-of-the-art instrumentation and scientific techniques to provide technical research studies and interpretation of artistic, anthropological, biological, and historical objects.