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NEWS: TechFocus IV: Caring for 3D Printed Art will be held virtually on October 25, 27, and 29, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. – 3 p.m. EST. Registration is now open. Speaker and program information will be posted on this site soon.

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.