Queering Digital Preservation


Event details


Cost: Free

This program of the Conservation Center for Art & Historic Artifacts is provided with generous support from the National Endowment for the Humanities, with additional support from the William Penn Foundation and Independence Foundation.

Applying a queer studies approach to preservation, Richard Rinehart, Director of the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University asks how we can shift our own institutional practices and policies in museums, libraries, archives and galleries? This practice involves not only collecting digital artifacts by queer makers, but queering our own practices of digital preservation. Rinehart will present on this topic followed by an open discussion and Q&A.

This webinar addresses Focus Area #2 of the FAIC’s Held In Trust Report, inclusive engagement with diverse communities.

About our speaker:

Richard Rinehart is Director of the Samek Art Museum at Bucknell University.  He has served as Digital Media Director & Adjunct Curator at the UC Berkeley Art Museum & Pacific Film Archive and as curator at New Langton Arts and for the San Jose Arts Commission. He juried for the Rockefeller Foundation, Rhizome.org, and others. Richard has taught courses on art and new media at UC Berkeley, UC Santa Cruz, the San Francisco Art Institute, Bucknell, and elsewhere. He served on the boards of the Berkeley Center for New Media, New Langton Arts, and the Museum Computer Network. He led the NEA-funded project, “Archiving the Avant-Garde”, to preserve digital art and has co-authored a book with Jon Ippolito for MIT Press on collecting and preserving media culture, “Re-Collection: Art, New Media, & Social Memory.