ACT has recently digitized materials from the Center for Advanced Visual Studies (CAVS) Special Collection on our experimental digital collection interface.
The CAVS Special Collection documents a nearly 45 year history of collaborative and time-based productions generated by the tenure of over 200 internationally recognized artist-fellows. This digitized, “virtual museum” includes images, publications, posters, documents, portfolios, videos and other materials of historic importance documenting the process of creating art-science-technology projects at CAVS.
Currently featuring images of works, the site also includes posters, academic course booklets from the Master of Science in Visual Studies (SMVisS) degree program, and publications from exhibitions. As the project continues, thousands of additional images, documents, and video files will be added. Designed for both artists and academics, the site will grow to include research resources that document the process of creating art, such as proposals, administrative records, and correspondence.
In addition to launching the digital collection interface, ACT is celebrating the 50th Anniversary of the CAVS by developing exhibitions, events, an international symposium, and a publication, all intended to explore ideas that emerged from CAVS—art and the environment, art at the civic scale, and art as it relates to the future—in a contemporary context.
Read more in the MIT News Article.