Variable Media Network

Although the Variable Media Network is more concerned with capturing characteristics of artworks and the contextual information necessary to preserve them in the long-term; a lot of this work could be useful to bear in mind when describing works for an institutional repository that deals with complex or defiant objects as research outputs.

On page 46 of their publication Permanence Through Change: The Variable Media Approach is this nice diagram showing information gathered from their Variable Media Questionnaire. Information which is desirable when trying to preserve an artwork in its ‘ideal state’.

The full publication is available here:


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