As part of our ongoing commitment to the preservation of video art and our collective media arts heritage, Vtape has produced a series of practical, easy-to-use Best Practices Guides that provide essential knowledge and tangible resources for video artists, cultural workers and our media arts colleagues.
These documents are intended to serve today’s artists and exhibitors by providing them with the tools you need, they will also better prepare future generations of cultural professionals and contribute to the conservation of our media arts heritage for years to come.
CARING FOR VIDEO ART: BEST PRACTICES GUIDES
These guides are intended to be used as a tool for organizations and artists to develop best practices that will assist in documentation and inventory, and the creation of suitable storage environments, as well as the handling and maintenance of their video art.
Best Practices Guide for Artists (pdf)
Best Practices Guide for Organizations (pdf)
Conservation d’œuvres vidéo, organismes (pdf)
Here is a collection of forms useful in assessing video media.
Open Reel Assessment (pdf)
Cassette Condition Assessment (pdf)
DVD Condition Assessment (pdf)
Évaluation de l’état de la bobine libre (pdf)
Évaluation de l’état de la cassette (pdf)
Évaluation de l’état du DVD (pdf)
VIDEO ART INSTALLATION GUIDELINES FOR EXHIBITORS
This list of guidelines should give the potential Exhibitor a good indication of whether they can successfully install, manage and maintain a range of video artworks.