Graduate & Professor Discuss Artists' Archives in Denver

Friday, Aug 25, 2017

Arthyve's "Archives for Artists" assembly

As part of Arthyve's "Archives for Artists" assembly (Denver, Aug 18, 2017), Eddy Colloton (MIAP '16) gave a talk about his work as Denver Art Museum's Assistant Conservator specializing in electronic media. Photo courtesy of Howard Besser.

A professor and recent graduate from NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program contributed to an "Archives for Artists" assembly in Denver on August 18, 2017. The day-long program of panel discussions, presentations, abd breakout sessions was sponsored by Arthyve, a non-profit organization that brings together artists, activists, and archivists "to transcend and challenge mainstream art representation and to celebrate, preserve, and document the creative communities and practices throughout" Denver and Colorado.

Arthyve's "Archives for Artists" assembly

Colloton, second from left, participated in a panel discussion during the day-long "Arcives for Artists" assembly sponsored by Arthyve. Photo courtesy of Howard Besser.

Eddy Colloton, who graduated from the MIAP Program in 2016, spoke about his work as Assistant Conservator at the Denver Art Museum, where he specializes in electronic media. Before joining the museum as a staff member, Collton assessed and cataloged born-digital works from its collection as a full-time intern in summer 2015. That internship was supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services (IMLS).

Dr. Howard Besser, Professor of Cinema Studies at NYU, MIAP's founding Director, and currently an Associate Director of the program, also presented at the Arthyve assembly. Slides from his talk, entitled "Archiving is Not What It Used to Be (I hope!)," are available here.