Media Preservation Initiative (MPI)

Launched in 2018, the Media Preservation Initiative (MPI) was a multi-disciplinary project instituted to address the conservation needs of the Whitney’s time-based media collection. This three-year project focused on 800 permanent collection works across an array of mediums—film, video, audio, 35mm slide installations, and digital art—developing new cataloguing standards, rehousing physical media, providing illuminating historical and technical research, and instituting an innovative digital preservation pipeline for the long-term safeguarding of media artworks.