Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
Under the sponsorship of the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of the Cornell University Library, the Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art serves as a research repository of new media art and resources. Named after the pioneering critic of the commercialization of mass media, the late Professor Rose Goldsen of Cornell University, the Archive was founded in 2002 by Timothy Murray to house international art work produced on CD-Rom, DVD-Rom, video, digital interfaces, and the internet. Its collection of supporting materials includes unpublished manuscripts and designs, catalogues, monographs, and resource guides to new media art.
Emphasizing multimedia artworks that reflect digital extensions of twentieth-century developments in cinema, video, installation, photography, and sound, holdings include extensive special collections, a wide range of artwork created for CD/DVD-Rom, and significant online and offline holdings in internet art. A novel research archive of international significance, the collection complements the holdings in the Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections of illuminated manuscripts and the early modern printed book, and adds to the breadth of its important collections in human sexuality, Asian Studies, and Media, Film, and Music.
Extensive resources are available on the Goldsen website for a number of special collections: Contact Zones: The Art of CD-Rom, Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art, Renew Media/Rockefeller New Media Art Fellowships, Lynn Hershman Archive.
The Archive is curated by Timothy Murray, Professor of Comparative Literature and English, Director of Graduate Studies in Film and Video, at Cornell University. Author of books on new media, film, and performance, Murray has curated new media exhibitions internationally and is Co-Curator of CTHEORY Multimedia. The curator reviews new materials for inclusion in the archive, and recommends the addition of reference materials that would contribute to the intellectual context of the archive.
The Collection actively solicits materials for consideration and/or contribution. For information about contributing, please contact:
The Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art
Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections
2B Carl A. Kroch Library
Cornell University, Ithaca, NY, 14853