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with the crowd-sourced, multimedia Online Companion: http://www.artelectronicmedia. com. His forthcoming book, Inventing the Future: Art, Electricity, New Media will be published in Spanish, Portuguese, and Chinese as a book and as an e-text.

ji l l ste r r e t t has been the Director of Collections and Conservation at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art since 2001. In this role, she oversees Conservation and the activities of three allied departments – Library & Archives, Collections Information & Access and Registration – in a museum structure designed to foster collaborations serving the museum’s collections and programmes. She is particularly inspired by contem­porary art and how it activates the

nina wenhar t is a media art historian and

independent researcher with a special focus on digital archiving. She has been working in this field for many years, including at the Ars Electronica Futurelab, the Ludwig Boltzmann Institute for Media.Art.Research, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago and the Danube University Krems.

layna white is Head of Collections

Information and Access at the San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, where her department is responsible for advancing the museum’s collection and digital asset management systems; creating visual documentation for works of art; managing intellectual property issues; and fostering access to the collection and exhibitions through programmes such as the museum’s on-line collection catalogue. Prior to SFMOMA, Layna was Collections Information Manager at the UCLA Grunwald

museum in new ways. Jill has been a staff member at SFMOMA for 23 years, first as Paper Conservator (1990–2000) and then as Head of Conservation (2000–1). She has also worked at the Fine Arts Museum of San Francisco, the Library of Congress, the Philadelphia Museum of Art, and the National Library of Australia. Jill is a graduate of Denison University with a B.Sc. in Chemistry and a BA in Art History, and she earned her MA in Art Conservation from the Cooperstown Graduate Program.

interests in museum practices around documentation and understanding pluralistic and changing needs around access to and use of museum collections.

Center for the Graphic Arts at the Hammer Museum, where she was involved in integrating collections needs with on-site and online public access. A background in art history and library and information science complements

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