MoMA’s collection of complex digital and media artwork, which use electronics, computers, and analog and digital media, represents a challenge for preservation and conservation. Components of digital artwork often have multiple dependencies and varying degrees of complexity, which require detailed and unique records to ensure that these works can be conserved over time as the technical landscape evolves.
MoMA needed a trustworthy environment for the ongoing management of the museum’s digital art collections. AVP was engaged as architects and advisors on the specification and development of the Museum’s Digital Repository for Museum Collections (DRMC), the world’s first preservation repository for digital fine arts collections.
In collaboration with the conservation staff at MoMA, AVP’s consultants developed functional requirements that defined the operations and interfaces of the system.