The Fourth International DOCAM Summit – Montreal, 30-31 October 2008

The Daniel Langlois Foundation for Art, Science, and Technology is proud to present:

The Fourth International DOCAM Summit
30-31 October 2008
Tanna Schulich Hall (New Music Building)
McGill University
Montreal, Canada

Preceded by the Symposium:

Media in Motion: The Challenge of Preservation in the Digital Age
Co-presented by Media@McGill
29 October 2008
Rooms 832/833 (New Music Building)
McGill University

The fourth annual and international Summit of the DOCAM Research Alliance on the Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage will take place on October 30 and 31, 2008, at McGill University in Montreal, Canada. During this two-day conference, which will take place at the Tanna Schulich Hall of the New Music Building, audience members will have the opportunity to learn about the progress of DOCAM’s research and to meet distinguished speakers among whom will be media artist Antoni Muntadas, who will deliver a keynote address. Please note that registration is not required and that admission is free.

For the first time, the Summit will be preceded by the Media in Motion Symposium. Co-presented by DOCAM and Media@McGill, it will take place on October 29, in conference rooms 832/833 of the New Music Building. Admission is free but as space is limited, registration is required by email with Marilyn Terzic at the following address:

DOCAM is an international and multidisciplinary research alliance on the documentation and the conservation of the media arts heritage with the main objective of developing new methodologies and tools to address the issues of preserving and documenting digital, technological, and electronic works of art. The project is supported by the Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council (SSHRC) under its Community-University Research Alliances (CURA) program.

Initiated by the Daniel Langlois Foundation, the DOCAM Research Alliance includes some 15 institutional partners, such as the National Gallery of Canada, the Musée d’art contemporain de Montréal, the Canadian Centre for Architecture, the Montreal Museum of Fine Arts, the Canadian Heritage Information Network, the faculties of many Canadian universities (including McGill, UQAM, Queen’s and Université de Montréal), and international partners such as Leonardo and New York University. DOCAM also brings together more than 20 specialists and researchers in fields such as art conservation and restoration, cataloguing of museum collections, art history, information management, archival science, art documentation and computer science.

To view the conference program, please go to: www.docam.ca

Contact information: info [at] docam.ca