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Harris Museum and Art Gallery Announces Current an experiment in collecting digitalart

An exhibition, acquisition and debate, presented in partnership by the Harris Museum & Art Gallery and folly. Artists working in digital media are invited to propose work for a public display at and acquisition by the Harris Museum & Art Gallery, Preston, as part of Current: an Experiment in Collecting Digital Art.

This project not only celebrates innovative and creative use of new media technology, but forms a pioneering practical case study for the collection and integration of digital artworks into existing permanent collections; furthering the Harris’ mission to establish a nationally significant collection of new media art.

An expert advisory panel will select 3 – 5 artists to exhibit at the Harris from 25 March – 4 June 2011, from which one artwork will be selected by a secondary expert panel for acquisition into the museum’s permanent collection.

A public debate will be held in Spring 2011 to analyse the experiment and share findings and best practice on collecting digital art.

Current: An Experiment in Collecting Digital Art, is a real-life case study that will follow an innovative experiment, in the Collection of New Media within museums.

The project will include;

– A public exhibition of new media artwork to be held at the Harris Museum & Art Gallery.

– An acquisition of one artwork for the museum’s permanent collections.

– A public debate.

– Evaluation of the project to inform future collecting of new media at the museum.

Harris Museum and Art Gallery
Market Square
Telephone 01772 258248 (Mon – Fri 9.00am – 5.00pm)
Fax 01772 886764
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