The Australian Video Art Archive (AVAA) was established in 2006. Its aims are to:
- continue building an on-line video archive and a research collection of new and historical Australian video and performance art works,
- to allow researchers to borrow the material for educational, research and exhibition purposes, and
- to transfer old video or film artworks to a digital format to conserve the work and thus assist in the conservation of a significant genre of Australian art history.
Currently, the collection contains some seminal works by prominent Australian artists. This collection will continue to expand and we are accepting submissions to consider for inclusion.
The archive is the first program of its kind in Australia and has been established with generous assistance from the Faculty of Art & Design, Monash University with the involvement of Prof. Anne Marsh, Matthew Perkins and Dr Elena Galimberti.
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