CONF: 2nd Summit on New Media Art Archiving, Preliminary Programme (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art / online; 10-11 June 2022)

The need to preserve the history of the rapidly evolving field of new media arts has spurred the development of a wide variety of new media art archives throughout the world. Museums, cultural and educational institutions, as well as individuals with collections have developed, or are planning to create physical and/or online archives in an effort to preserve important artifacts and document events and creative works. The Second Summit on New Media Art Archiving aims to facilitate critical discourse and collaboration amongst archivists, curators, artists, researchers, and other parties interested in preserving the past.

This summit will serve as an incubator of innovative ideas, production techniques, and infrastructure development as well as assist in connecting like-minded individuals in an effort to create a unified approach to solving the complex problem of preserving the history of new media art.

The initiative started with an ISEA roundtable discussion on new media archiving at ISEA2018 in Durban, South Africa followed by a very well-attended roundtable at ISEA2019 in Gwangju, South Korea. The First Summit on New Media Art Archiving was held during ISEA2020, (online from Montreal, Canada) featuring a keynote lecture, paper presentations, and break-out sessions.

On 10 & 11 June, the second Summit on New Media Art Archiving will take place in the MACBA (Barcelona Museum of Contemporary Art). The Summit is organised by the ISEA and the SIGGRAPH archiving teams in co-operation with the archives of Ars Electronica, ADA, and FILE, under auspices of ISEA2022. This is the present the Preliminary Programme, which can be found here:

We are organising a Zoom webcast of the Summit so that is can be followed from remote. More information on the webcast will be provided in the course of May. If you are interested, send an email to info[at] with ‘interested in Summit webcast’ in the subject.

The first Summit on New Media Art Archiving was organised at ISEA2020. The Proceedings can be found here: (p.689-715).

We are all looking forward to meeting you in Barcelona or on-line! Lots going on as its going to be a very exciting event.

Fees for the Summit only:

– ISEA2022 Full Pass (either General or Students/Independent artist registrations) includes access to the Summit, as well as to the rest of ISEA2022. If you are registered on one of these registrations you don’t need to make an extra registration to the Summit.

Specific access fo the Summit, for those that are not interested in the rest of ISEA2022 are:
– Summit Pass (2 days): 130 €
– Summit Day Pass: 70 €
– Online Summit Pass (2 days): 65 €
– Online Summit Day Pass: 35 €