Category Archive: Audiovisual Archiving

CURATEcamp AV Preservation

We hosted a site for CURATECamp AV Preservation. The five hour unconference included lightning talks and breakout sessions. Using Google Hangout and chats, it was quite a success. Talks involved a discussion of… Continue reading

An Electronic Medium: Robert Wiegand as video artist

An Electronic Medium: Robert Wiegand as video artist Last summer’s work at the Smithsonian’s Archives of American Art meant diving into the Robert Wiegand collection, including some rich video art pieces that I… Continue reading

INCCA NA Artist Interview Workshop

The INCCA NA Artist Interview Workshops were at the Guggenheim in NYC. In a room of art conservators, I was the media preservationist trying not to always talk about media. Led by Professor… Continue reading


In the world of Moving Image Archiving, the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) is the classroom of continued education, and the annual conference is the playground. This year it was in Seattle… Continue reading

National Archives and Records Administration, Washington DC

A few small photos from their great exhibition on Archives. Go see it if you are in DC. NARA.

MoMA- The Media Lounge

Went to MoMA to see the new(ish) Media Lounge and I got a little distracted by the amazingness of the Quay Brothers exhibition. But, the Media Lounge is great. I could sit there… Continue reading

Archiving the Arts

The NYU Student Chapter at AMIA held its first symposium focusing on discussions between artists and archivists on Archiving the Arts. Things I learned (or loved): I need to pay more attention to… Continue reading

BIFF and Side by Side

At the Buffalo Film Festival, I went to see Side by Side, which tells the story of the ‘science, art, and impact of digital cinema’. I wanted it to be a comparison of… Continue reading

Indianapolis Museum of Art

The Indianapolis Museum of Art is the ninth largest art museum in the country, and they have a massive art conservation suite with 12 conservators on staff. I did a short talk on… Continue reading

Indiana University Film Archives

Indiana University’s Media Preservation Initiative is so so impressive that when I went down to Indianapolis, I scooted over to Bloomington to see if I could get a tour. They are in the… Continue reading

Northeast Historic Film Symposium

I was fortunate to present Grace Moore at the Northeast Film Historic 2012 Summer Symposium. The event is more like a cozy experience than a conference due to the remote Bucksport, ME location… Continue reading

Orphans Film Symposium (#8)

Orphans 8 was incredible. A mix of so many great people sharing their research and their knowledge and their media. I got to moderate a panel and work on the program, but mostly… Continue reading

The Shrinkage Gauge

The Shrinkage Gauge came in the mail. NYPL. May 2011. It was a good day.