Video collection of the Museum of Modern Art, New York

The Museum begins to formally acquire video works in the late 1970s, led by former MoMA associate curator Barbara London. To date, the Museum has over 1,600 video works—an astounding collection that documents the history of this medium used in artistic practice from its beginning. In 2007, the first media conservator arrives at MoMA. In 2011, the Museum undertakes a large-scale digitization effort focusing on the analogue videos. During the digitization project, each analogue video work in MoMA’s collection is migrated to a digital video file.