Written by: Ana Ribeiro
Time_Based Media Conservator (Tate Londen)
For four days Kara van Malsen, Peter Bubestinger-Steindl and Erwin Verbruggen navigated the Winter School participants through the OAIS reference model applied to audiovisual collection, from pre-ingest to access and from SIP to DIP. The first three days consisted of several lectures, debates and exercises, which covered themes such as risks to longevity, ingest policies, fixity checks, archival storage and preservation planning and policies, migration, metadata management and much more. In addition, Sound & Vision showed the participants around their archival storage facilities, where we had a more in-depth explanation of how an archival storage system functions.
We have all discussed some of our specific interests such as audiovisual formats and the use of open source resources and normalisation of collections and its pros and cons. We have approached the subject of the archivist influencing the producer on how to deliver their materials which is a topic that I find particularly interesting given that I’m an art conservator: should conservators influence the artistic practices and normalise their collections.
Ana Ribeiro, is a Time-Based Media (TBM) conservator at TATE Modern in Londen. She studied conservation and restoration in Lisbon (Faculdade de Ciencias e Tecnologia, Universidade Nova de Lisboa) and her MA thesis was about issues in the presentation of time-based media works, this refers to art that is dependent on technology and has a durational dimension. Ana trained in media art conservation at the S.M.A.K., LiMA, and at TATE.