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Art Study Center Seminar: Nam June Paik and New Media Conservation [AT CAPACITY]

Nam June Paik, TV Buddha (Bronze Seated Buddha), 2004. Video installation with closed-circuit camera, black-and-white JVC television, and bronze Buddha statue. Harvard Art Museums/Fogg Museum, Gift of the Hakuta Family, 2017.152. © Nam June Paik Estate.


Harvard Art Museums, 32 Quincy Street
Cambridge MA

This event is at capacity.

This seminar will explore the work of Nam June Paik (1932–2006), who is considered the founder of video art. Drawing from a selection of Paik’s works that were recently given to the Harvard Art Museums, curatorial and conservation fellows will address the challenges that rapidly changing technologies pose to the preservation and exhibition of new media art in the museums. Marina Isgro, the Nam June Paik Research Fellow in the Division of Modern and Contemporary Art, and Madeline Corona, objects conservation fellow in the Straus Center for Conservation and Technical Studies, will lead the session.

The seminar will take place in the Art Study Center, Level 4.

Free admission, but capacity is limited to 15 and registration is recommended. To register, please email
Please arrive 15 minutes before the start of the program to allow sufficient time to sign in at the Art Study Center reception desk. Note that there is a wait list for this program; spots unclaimed by 11am will be released to those on the wait list. Please be prepared to present a photo ID.
Lockers are available on the Lower Level, Level 1, and Level 4 to check bags, coats, umbrellas, and any food or drink.