“The CAT Project as an Historical and Archival Collaboration” presented by Lambert


Session Title:

  • Codifying History (Archive/Preservation I)

Presentation Title:

  • The CAT Project as an Historical and Archival Collaboration




  • The Computer Art and Technocultures Project is a resource enhancement project funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council, running jointly between the Department of History of Art and Screen Media at Birkbeck College and the Word and Image Department at the Victoria & Albert Museum. Our initial brief was to catalogue, digitize and explore the Patric Prince archive of computer art and related documents, with a remit to investigate the major exponents of computer art from 1975 to 2000 and better understand the evolution of this new field of art. A more pragmatic aim was to undertake the preservation of a new media archive, albeit one that was mainly paper-based, at a major museum and use it as a test-case for  future acquisitions in this area.

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