Emilie Magnin


Emilie Magnin Doktorandin

  • Address Berner Fachhochschule
    Bern Academy of the Arts
    Fellerstrasse 11
    3027 Bern


  • Performance art, conservation theory, conservation-restoration practices, performance studies, art history, material studies, archival studies


  • Emilie Magnin (born 1986) holds a master’s degree in Conservation-Restoration from the Bern University of the Arts with a specialization in modern materials and media. During her studies, her interest for contemporary art and curiosity towards the challenges of documenting and conserving intangible aspects of installed or performative artworks has led her to investigate the technical and ethical implications of preserving software-based installations. Her one-year position as a Conservation Fellow at the Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum in New York in 2012 also encouraged her to specialize further in time-based media conservation and explore this area of research.
    Since her graduation, she has worked as a contemporary art conservator for a private practice in Bern, as a moving image conservator at the Swiss Archive of the Performing Arts and as a e-archivist for the audiovisual heritage collections at the Cantonal and University Library of Fribourg and she is also part of the Memoriav video competence network.
    Today she is part-time conservator for media and installations at the Kunstmuseum Bern and since October 2020 she holds the position of SNSF PhD candidate within the research project Performance: Conservation, Materiality, Knowledge conducted at Research Institute Materiality in Art and Culture at the Bern University of the Arts.



  • Universität Bern Graduate School of the Arts and Humanities (GSAH) Doktoratsprogramm Studies in the Arts (SINTA)