About

The Cabinet of Obsolete Media has been conceived as a teaching collection of media and technologies of the image at the UCL History of Art Department.

The Cabinet aims to collect devices and technologies that represent the development of time-based media, particularly as resources for academic art historical study and reference.

Each listing is represented by at least one example within the Cabinet. Detailed information about each device is listed here to the fullest possible extent, including dimensions, images, and technical specifications. Further details on the history of the technology as well as relevant links have been provided to facilitate additional research.

The Cabinet of Obsolete Media is a work in progress. We continuously add and revise its contents. We welcome any comments and suggestions.