As current practicing media conservators emerge from different academic paths including conservation, moving image, archives, and computer science, The Media Conservation Initiative proposes a cycle of three 3-year fellowships, in which fellows from these differing training backgrounds would overlap during the course of the project.
These roles aim to provide training and research opportunities to postgraduate students and to fulfill an immediate training need within the field. Fellows will have an opportunity to work with MoMA's ever-growing collection of time-based media art while providing much-needed internal support in media conservation.
Amy holds an M.A. in the History of Art and Archaeology and an M.S. in Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works from the Conservation Center of the Institute of Fine Arts, New York University. She completed graduate internships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art, working with the variable media collection in the Department of Photographs, and in time-based media art conservation at MoMA and the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum. She currently is the Assistant Media Conservator at MoMA.
Flaminia received an M.A. in Conservation-Restoration of Modern Materials and Media from the Bern University of the Arts, Switzerland. She completed a media conservation residency at the Museum of Contemporary Art Zagreb (Croatia) as well as graduate internships at the Hirshhorn Museum and Sculpture Garden (Washington, D.C.) and at Rava&c srl (Turin, Italy). She is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Media Conservation at MoMA.
Caroline holds an M.A. from New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program. Additionally, she received an M.A. in Cinematography from the University of Barcelona (ESCAC). She has worked at the Wildlife Conservation Society, New Art Trust, Smithsonian Institute's Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage, Filmoteca de Catalunya, and with media artists' personal collections. She is currently an Andrew W. Mellon Fellow in Media Conservation at MoMA.