Two Video Art Collections Enhance Goldsen Archive

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Two Video Art Collections Enhance Goldsen Archive
Public Workshop to Celebrate New Additions

ITHACA, N.Y. (April 5, 2011) – The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art — part of Cornell University Library’s Division of Rare and Special Collections — is pleased to announce two new additions to its special collections in video art.

The new archives are:

  • “Elayne Zalis Video Studies Archive,” an extensive collection of study tapes, rare catalogues and correspondence that documents the history of U.S. video art
  • “ETC: Experimental Television Center Archives,” digitized tapes and ephemera from the electronic media work of more than 100 artists who have worked in the Center’s Residency Program in Owego, N.Y.

The Archive will celebrate the addition of these collections with a workshop, “Video Art: Practice, History, and Archive,” on Wednesday, April 13, from 1 p.m. to 6 p.m. It will be held on the Cornell campus, in the Carl A. Kroch Library and A. D. White House.

The workshop is free and open to the public. For details, see the Library’s website or contact Goldsen Curator Timothy Murray at

Sponsors of the event include the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art, Society for the Humanities, Mellon Central New York Humanities Corridor, Finger Lakes Environmental Film Festival and the Tinker Factory.

As an experimental center of research and creativity, the Goldsen Archive emphasizes digital and electronic interfaces for artistic experimentation by international, independent artists. These special collections in video art supplement the Goldsen’s substantial collections of American new media art, Chinese and Taiwanese avant-garde art, Internet art and more.

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Study tapes, rare catalogues, artists' ephemera and more will be added to the new media collection