19 March 2019 | 10:00 - 17:00 GMT Granary Square, London | Central Saint Martins, Granary Building


As Virtual and Augmented Reality become part of the artists’ toolkit, museums and galleries are tackling the issue of how to collect, preserve and curate Virtual Reality artworks, ensuring they have a life beyond the present. 

Vanishing Point: The Curation and Preservation of Virtual Reality is a one-day conference that brings 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 will include 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. 

Lunch and refreshments will be provided. 

Programme and Recordings

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9.30am – 10.00am

Coffee and registration


Welcome, Jeremy Till (Head of Central St. Martin's)

10.10am – 10.20am   

Judy Willcocks (Head of Museum, CSM)

10.20am – 10.50am   

Setting the Scene for Industry, Solomon Rogers (CEO of Rewind, Chair of BAFTA Immersive Entertainment)

10.50am – 12.10pm   

Makers of Makers Panel


Chair: Solomon Rogers


Nicola Francis (MA Virtual Reality at London College of Communication)


Rebecca Gregory-Clarke (Digital Catapult)


Nick Lambert (Computer Art Society, Ravensbourne, Lumen Art Projects)


Panel Discussion

12.10pm – 1.10pm     

Lunch and Showcase of student artworks, The Street

1.10pm – 2.40pm       

Curatorial Preservation Panel


Chair: Angela Doane (BFI)


Jack McConchie, Tom Ensom (Tate) and Dom Biddulph (CSM)


Melanie Lenz (V&A)


Stephen McConnachie and Will Massa (BFI)


Panel Discussion

2.40pm – 3.00pm   

Tea and coffee

3.00pm – 4.20pm    

National and International Strategy panel


Chair: Judy Willcocks (Head of Museum, CSM)


William Kilbride (Digital Preservation Coalition)


Jesse de Vos (Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision)


George Stanley-Jones (Digital Culture DCMS)


Panel Discussion

4.20pm - 4.30pm                      

Final thoughts and finish 

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