Vanishing Point: The Curation & Preservation of VR

Central Saint Martins

19 March 2019, 10am – 5pm

LVMH Lecture Theatre, Central Saint Martins, Granary Building, Granary Square, London, N1C 4AA


Having launched it’s XR award in 2015, Lumen partnered with a range of cultural and academic groups to explore how to conserve and preserve these works.

As Virtual and Augmented Reality become part of the artists’ toolkit, a growing number of museums and galleries are now tackling the issue of how to collect, preserve and curate Virtual Reality artworks.

Vanishing Point: The Curation and Preservation of Virtual Reality was a one-day conference that brought together industry experts from the BBC, Tate, V&A and BFI to discuss the challenges of preserving new media and look towards possible solutions.

Speakers included keynotes from Tom Burton (BBC) and Solomon Rogers (Chair of BAFTA Immersive Entertainment) with panel discussions featuring Jesse de Vos of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision and George Stanley of the Department of Digital, Culture, Media and Sport.

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