Compare examines the sustainability of technical transfer methods for the conservation and restoration of computer and network-based artworks and dynamic media objects. Überschreiten der maximalen Anzahl Zeichen.


  • Lead school Bern Academy of the Arts
  • Additional schools School of Engineering and Computer Science
  • Institute Institute Materiality in Art and Culture 
  • Research unit Teaching material competence in training and further education
  • Funding organisation Others
  • Duration 01.03.2009 - 31.03.2010
  • Project management Dr. Stefan Wülfert
  • Head of project Dr. Stefan Wülfert
  • Project staff Tabea Lurk
    Dr. Stefan Wülfert
    Martin Schopfer
    Jürgen Enge
  • Partner Staatliche Hochschule für Gestaltung Karlsruhe
  • Keywords conservation of computer-based art


The project examines how far software- and computer-based art (legacy applications) can be kept accessible on current and forthcoming system environments.

Course of action

Case studies based on information technology have provide detailed knowledge on basic features, technical requirements and micro processes during the migration process for both applications and operating systems.


Case studies, explained in detail in the final report. Lecture on "Digital Conservation" (May 6th 2010, HKB F11)

Looking ahead

Dore-Application "Analit - Analogien des Digitalen", Switch-Concept "Storage Broaker", Swiss-Polnish Cooperation project "Sustainable Web Archiving"