NMC On the Horizon > Preservation and Conservation Technologies

Where EdTech Leaders Bring Horizon Project Research to Life

4 December 2013 - 12:00pm - 1:00pm

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In a world of rapidly changing technology, how do we protect our digital assets from obsolescence? How do we safeguard physical artworks and artifacts so people can continue to interact with them for many years to come?

Join the NMC and our panel of Preservation and Conservation Technologies thought leaders on Wednesday, December 4 at 10am PT / 12pm CT/ 1pm ET (check for local time). This one-hour session will be held in the Google+ On Air platform and broadcasted live on YouTube. Participation is free for all attendees.

Whether time-based media artworks or digitally created files, Preservation and Conservation Technologies refer to the care of important objects, artifacts, and documents that exist in physical or digital form. Today new education professionals are needed who understand digital and time-based media, and can address preservation and conservation challenges not only from physical, but also artistic, cultural, engineering, electronic, and other multi-disciplinary perspectives.

Meet the Preservation and Conservation Technologies Panel:

Panel Moderator:
Koven Smith, Principal at Kinetic Museums

Smith is a composer, drummer, and Principal at Kinetic Museums. With over a decade’s worth of experience in museums, Smith’s focus has been on the transformation of museums from both functional and programmatic perspectives through the use of technology.

Dawn Bronstein
Techbrarian at Stone Middle School

Bronstein seeks to transform the traditional school library program into a 21st century learning center.  She has 25 years of experience as an English teacher, gifted resource teacher, and school library media specialist.  She began her career working at the middle and high school levels in Miami-Dade and Broward Counties in Florida and spent six years at HB Woodlawn Secondary School in Arlington, Virginia. Her dissertation study focused on identifying effective strategies for teaching students how to critically evaluate Internet content.

Dale Kronkright
Head of Conservation and Preservation at the Georgia O’Keeffe Museum

Kronkright has been conservator at the O’Keeffe Museum since its inception in 1996. Prior to coming to the O’Keeffe, Dale was Senior Conservator for the State of New Mexico for seven years and Senior Conservator at the Pacific Regional Conservation Center at Bishop Museum, Honolulu Hawai’i from 1985 to 1991. Currently, Kronkright is collaborating with scientists and imaging specialists at various institutions to develop quantitative 3-D and computational imaging technologies for preservation.

Richard McCoy
Art Conservation and Historic Preservation Consultant at Richard McCoy and Associates

Based in Indianapolis, McCoy consults on an array of projects, frequently participates in conferences and symposia, and his primary client is the City of Columbus, Indiana where he is helping to develop a preservation plan for the cultural heritage in the city. McCoy has an established history of writing for digital and print publications, teaching in graduate programs, and creating innovative web projects. From 2003 to 2013, he worked at the Indianapolis Museum of Art, where he created the Objects & Variable Art Conservation Laboratory.

Danielle Plumer
Digital Collections Consultant at Danielle Plumer Associates; Adjunct Faculty at the University of North Texas

Plumer teaches digital curation and preservation classes for the University of North Texas' College of Information and has also taught digitization, metadata, and information technology courses for the School of Information at the University of Texas at Austin. She has a Ph.D. in medieval English literature from the University of California, Davis, and an M.S. in Information Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. She is currently the ALA co-chair of the Joint ALA-SAA-AAM Committee on Libraries, Archives, and Museums (CALM).

Gordon Shupe
Educational Technologist at Stone STEAM Magnet Middle School and Professor of Educational Technology at Florida Institute of Technology

In addition to teaching the sciences for over 30 years at the secondary level, Shupe has participated actively in educational technology conversations globally, delivered over 300 workshops nationally with Apple Professional Development,  been a part of Florida’s Science Standards and Technology Standards expert committees, and was an early podcaster with Conference Connections covering major conferences nationally. Shupe has been honored over the years as an Access Excellence Fellow, Genentech Summer Scholar, Apple Distinguished Educator, and most recently as an NMC K12 Ambassador.

About the NMC On the Horizon Series
The NMC On the Horizon series reflects the research and work of the NMC Horizon Project in action. International panels of experts are convened across all education sectors to address the emerging technologies poised to significantly impact teaching and learning.



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