electronic media group
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The TechFocus workshop series is organized by the American Institute for Conservation's Electronic Media Group to provide detailed technical education in the preservation of media art. Launched on the 10th anniversary of the groundbreaking TechArchaeology symposium that was held at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art in 2000, TechFocus offers in-depth instruction in a broad range of media. Each workshop, hosted by a different institution, is dedicated to one specific media-art technology. A systematic lecture program, delivered by international experts, introduces workshop participants to the technology behind these artworks, and offers real-world guidelines for their preservation.

To visit the standalone sites for the individual Tech Focus conferences, please use the links below:

Tech Focus I: Caring for Video Art, which occurred September 1-2, 2010 at the Guggenheim Museum in New York.

Tech Focus II: Caring for Film and Slide Art took place April 27-28, 2012 at the Hirschhorn Museum in Washington, DC.

Tech Focus III took place September 25-26, 2015 at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum (New York, NY).

Tech Focus I