Founding of Video Data Bank (VDB), Chicago

VDB is founded in 1976 at the inception of the media arts movement. It is a leading resource in the USA for video by and about contemporary artists. VDB’s collection has grown to include the work of more than 600 artists and 6,000 video art titles. VDB is dedicated to fostering awareness and scholarship of the history and contemporary practice of video and media art through its distribution, education, and preservation programs.