Contents: Foreword, Barbara London. Part I Documentation, Archive, Collection, Conservation: Introduction, Beryl Graham; Modes of collection, Beryl Graham; Collecting new-media art: just like anything else, only different, Steve Dietz; Old media, new media? Significant difference and the conservation of software-based art, Pip Laurenson. Part II Producing, Collecting, Exhibiting: Self-collection, self-exhibition? Rhizome and the new museum, Heather Corcoran and Beryl Graham; From exhibition to collection: Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, Lindsay Taylor; The museum as producer: processing art and performing a collection, Rudolf Frieling; Objects, intent and authenticity: producing, selling and conserving media art, Caitlin Jones. Part III Audiences, Collections, Exhibitions: Curating emerging art and design at the Victoria and Albert Museum, Louise Shannon; Collecting experience: the multiple incarnations of Very Nervous System, Lizzie Muller; Murky categorization and bearing witness: the varied processes of the historicization of new media art, Sarah Cook. Index.
Beryl Graham is Research Professor at the University of Sunderland, UK. Barbara London, Beryl Graham, Steve Dietz, Pip Laurenson, Heather Corcoran, Lindsay Taylor, Rudolf Frieling, Caitlin Jones, Louise Shannon, Lizzie Muller, Sarah Cook
'This is essential reading for artists, curators, art historians, students and anyone else interested in creating, commissioning, collecting, exhibiting and documenting new media art. The authors provide an excellent overview of the challenges involved in dealing with 21st-century artworks that are "not easy to collect".' Douglas Dodds, Victoria and Albert Museum, UK 'New forms of art production necessitate new ways of thinking about exhibiting and collecting. This book fills a gap in the field by directly addressing the challenge for curators and audiences alike in exploring ways that do not simply replicate old models but redefine possibilities of what is collected, how, and for whom.' Joasia Krysa, Kunsthal Aarhus, Denmark 'New Collecting offers an indispensable acknowledgement of the urgency to develop protocols related to collection and conservation, and helps to ensure that artists working with technology garner the support to continue exploring innovative realms of production.' Journal of Curatorial Studies