[ISEA2022] Institutional Presentation: Marta Vega — MACBA Archive

Institutional Presentation Statement

Second Summit on New Media Art Archiving
June 10, MACBA – Convent dels Àngels. Invited presentation

Keywords: archives, art museums, contemporary art, digital preservation, digital repositories

The archive of the Museum of Contemporary Art of Barcelona (MACBA) aims to conserve the museum’s documentary heritage and promote research into contemporary art. The archive preserves documentation of special historical value generated by MACBA and other individuals and organizations related to contemporary art practices. This document collection, built around the discursive lines of MACBA, is shown to the public through exhibitions and activities. The museum has developed the MACBA Digital Repository, an online archive, to preserve and disseminate the digital art and documentary collections. https://repositori.macba.cat

  • Marta M. Vega is head of the MACBA archive and library. She holds degrees in Art history and Documentation from the University of Barcelona. Her previous experience in libraries includes the Biblioteca de Catalunya and the Museu Nacional d’Art de Catalunya. She co-authored the e-pub on museum archives Folding the exhibition, MeLa Project, 2014.