On this page you will find different articles, such as lectures, interviews texts and videos on the topic of the preservation and conservation of digital art.

Case study


On behalf of the HeK, conservator Ellen Kotthaus developed a case study in 2019 with the aim of making the historical documents (sound and video recordings, photos, plans, scores, sketches and texts) of the telematic event Telefonia of 1991 accessible online. 


Media Art - Curating and Conservation

Sabine Himmelsbach and Claudia Röck held a full-day seminar on Media Art - Curating and Preserving as part of the advanced training course in applied art science, materials and techniques at the Swiss Institute of Art History (SIK).

Case study


This report provides a base for the preservation and presentation of TraceNoizer, a web-based artwork by the artist collective LAN. Annina Rüst, Fabian Thommen, Roman Abt, Silvan Zurbruegg and Marc Lee created this work in 2001.


IPRES Presentation

Presentation by Sabine Himmelsbach at the IPRES conference 2016 on "Net-based and Networked - Challenges for the Conservation of Digital Art“.



In 2020, conservator Claudia Röck was commissioned by the HeK to prepare a case study with the aim of making the acquisition of the hardware and software-based work Zone*Interdite - Guantanamo Edition (since 2000) by the artist duo Wachter / Jud accessible online.