Agentschap Kunsten en Erfgoed
As one of the implementing bodies of the Flemish Government policy, the Agency of Arts and Heritage contributes actively to the development of a high-quality and diverse (professional) arts and cultural heritage landscape. They thereby commit to becoming a unique and central node of expertise.
AMIA - Association of Moving Image Archivists
AMIA is a non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials.
Since 2005, Archiefbank Vlaanderen has been assembling information on Flemish private archives in an online database. The intention is to comprehensively map out this heritage, and in so doing to contribute to protecting and enhancing the value of these archives. In the database, the public will find information about archives of individuals, families and organisations. Archiefbank Vlaanderen does not show the archival documents themselves, but it does indicate how to get to them.
BAVC - Bay Area Video Coalition
The Bay Area Video Coalition (BAVC) is a nonprofit media arts center that was founded in 1976 by a coalition of media makers and activists who wanted to find alternative, civic-minded applications for a new technology - PortaPak video. Their continuing mission is to inspire social change by enabling the sharing of diverse stories through art, education and technology.
Daniel Langlois Foundation - Centre for Research and Documentation (CR+D)
This Canadian Foundation aims to further human knowledge by supporting artistic, scientific and technological research. Revealing the interdependency between ourselves and our omnipresent technological environment is at the core of the Foundation’s questioning.
The DOCAM Project (Documentation and Conservation of the Media Arts Heritage) is one of the projects that are being supported by the Daniel Langlois Foundation. The main objective of DOCAM is to develop new methodologies and tools to address the issues of preserving and documenting digital, technological and electronic works of art.
Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland (DEN)
Digitaal Erfgoed Nederland (DEN) – or Digital Heritage Netherlands – is the Dutch national knowledge platform for ICT and cultural heritage. It collects and distributes knowledge about ICT standards and practices in order to improve the quality of digitisation and digital services. This way, DEN supports the cultural heritage sector towards creating together a national Digital Heritage Collection in a professional, future-proof, and public-oriented manner.
DEN maintains an ICT registry and projects bank, monitors how heritage institutions are actually putting their ICT knowledge to practice, and organises events and meetings to share knowledge and stimulate innovation.
Electronic Media Group (American Institute for Conservation)
The mission of the Electronic Media Group is two fold: (1) to preserve electronic art, electronic-based cultural materials and tools of its creation; and (2) to provide a means for conservators and related professionals to develop and maintain knowledge of relevant new media and emerging technologies.
Areas of interest are the preservation of audio, video, digital, web-based and "time-based" media and art; creation and maintenance of digital archives; digital imaging for preservation and access to collection materials; digital imaging in conservation documentation; preservation and conservation of digital prints; and the documentation and conservation of electronic playback equipment and computer software and hardware.
EMC holds workshops for conservators and host panel discussions on issues such as education of media preservation professionals.
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Expertisecentrum DAVID (eDAVID)
Expertisecentrum DAVID vzw is a centre of research and knowledge on digital archiving. The research domain of eDAVID concerns:
- digital born documents, specifically those produced in business and government processes and requiring long term preservation
- digitised documents, notably photographs, audio and video material present in archives, museums and libraries, etc.
IMAP - Independent Media Arts Preservation
Independent Media Arts Preservation, Inc. (IMAP) is a nonprofit service, education, and advocacy organization committed to the preservation of non-commercial electronic media. IMAP has grown from a New York—based consortium of arts organizations and individuals to a national resource for preservation training, information, and advocacy.
INCCA - International Network for the Conservation of Contemporary Art
INCCA is a network of professionals connected to the conservation of modern and contemporary art. Conservators, curators, scientists, registrars, archivists, art historians and researchers are among its members. Members allow access to each others unpublished information (artist interviews, condition reports, installation instructions etc) through the INCCA Database for Artists' Archives.
Lukas manages digital imagery of the finest works and masterpieces of Flanders’ artistic heritage at the behest of museums and heritage organizations. Specifically aimed at professional customers, this distribution service delivers pinpoint-sharp digital images, perfectly suited for even the most demanding of applications. Lukas is the worldwide manager and distributor of images and reproductions of Flanders’ cultural patrimony. An interactive module allows for the unequivocal requesting and ordering of image usage rights.
As an association, Memoriav’s objective is to preserve and index Switzerland’s audiovisual cultural heritage and in doing so, it contributes to the enlargement of the country’s collective memory. Memoriav has formed and fosters a network of institutions and individuals who preserve, produce or benefit from Switzerland’s audiovisual heritage, with the goal of exchanging expertise and information and better utilising existing resources.
Netherlands Institute for Media Art / Montevideo - Time Based Arts
The Netherlands Media Art Institute, Montevideo/Time Based Arts has set the goal for itself of promoting the wide development, application and distribution of, and reflection on new technologies in the visual arts. The Netherlands Media Art Institute supports media art in three core areas: presentation, research and conservation, and through its facilities provides extensive services for artists and art institutions. Associated with this are educational programmes, which are developed for all activities.
Vlaams Instituut voor beeldende, audiovisuele en mediakunst (BAM)
BAM is the Flemish institute for visual, audiovisual and media art in Belgium. BAM's mission is to support the visual, audiovisual and media arts sector by providing information, by analyzing the sector's needs, and by stimulating the practice of artists and art organizations. BAM has chosen for a broad and inclusive vision – the target sector must be as wide-ranging as possible. BAM focuses on the artistic and career development of artists, on the position of artists and art organizations in a changing society, on sustainable international relationships, and on broad societal support for visual, audiovisual and media art. It encourages collaboration, exchange and knowledge sharing within the visual arts sector and across boundaries with other domains.
Vlaams Instituut voor Onroerend Erfgoed (VIOE)
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Vlaams steunpunt voor cultureel erfgoed vzw (FARO)
FARO is the interface centre for the sector of tangible and intangible cultural heritage in Flanders and is subsidized by the Flemish government. In the Cultural Heritage Decree the mission of FARO is described as a cluster of assignments with the aim to support and develop practices and knowledge in the cultural heritage sector and to develop communication and outreach initiatives for the public.
The Flemish Art Collection is the structural partnership between three art-historical museums in Flanders: the Royal Museum of Fine Arts Antwerp, the Groeninge Museum Bruges and the Museum of Fine Arts Ghent. Over the years, the museums have gathered much expertise about their collections. Moreover, they employ art historians with an international network who are capable of putting art history in a new light, not least Flemish art. The Flemish Art Collection would like to combine this collection and expertise in a bid to enhance the international image of the three museums.
vzw Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheek
Vlaamse Erfgoedbibliotheek (Flanders Heritage Library) is a network organisation established by six heritage libraries in Flanders (Belgium) at the end of 2008: Heritage Library Hendrik Conscience in Antwerp, University Library Antwerp, Public Library Bruges, University Librayy Ghent, Provincial Library Limburg in Hasselt and University Library Leuven. Through projects and research, they aim to develop competence and spread knowlegde about preserving heritage library collections and making them accessible. Additionally, they wish to raise public awareness about the riches of heritage library collections in Flanders and Brussels
ZKM - Centre for Art and Media Technology
This research centre from Karlsruhe combines production and research, exhibitions and events, coordination and documentation. One of the departments of the ZKM is the Laboratory for Antique Video Systems, founded in 2004. Here methods are developed to restore decades old videotape and rare tape cassette formats which are largely no longer playable. With equipment consisting of more than 300 devices, the laboratory is in the position to convert almost 50 various video formats from the mid-1960s to the 1980s into high-quality digital form and so secure them for the long-term.