Rose Goldsen Archive of New Media Art

About the Archive

Named after a pioneering critic of the commercialization of mass media, the late Professor Rose Goldsen of Cornell University, the Goldsen Archive was founded in 2002 by Timothy Murray to house international artwork produced on CD-ROM, DVD-ROM, video, digital interfaces, and the Internet. Its collection of supporting materials includes unpublished manuscripts and designs, catalogs, monographs, and resource guides to electronic and new media art.

Emphasizing multimedia artworks that reflect digital extensions of twentieth-century developments in cinema, video, installation, photography, and sound, holdings include extensive collections in American and Chinese new media arts, significant holdings of art on CD-ROM, as well as online and offline holdings in Internet art. A novel research archive of international significance, the collection is part of the Carl A. Kroch Library Division of Rare and Manuscript Collections.

Extensive resources are available for a number of individual collections, including Contact Zones: The Art of CD-ROM, Wen Pulin Archive of Chinese Avant-Garde Art, Renew Media/Rockefeller New Media Art Fellowships, and the New York Council for the Arts.