Preserving “Time-Based Art” – An interview with Jeff Martin, IMAP

posted October 11, 2012

Jeff Martin, the executive director of Independent Media Arts Preservation, is a respected authority on a challenging undertaking: to preserve the fast-evolving works known by such titles – never quite inclusive enough – as “time-based art.” Moving Image Archive News interviewed him as IMAP’s Archiving the Arts: A symposium addressing preservation in the creative process

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AMIA Conference Registration is Open

posted September 25, 2012

Registration is now open for the annual conference of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, the largest professional organization in the field. The convention offers sessions and workshops on varied topics, as well as an opportunity to network with colleagues and other interested parties including vendors of hardware and software associated with moving-image conservation, restoration,

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Symposium: Archiving the Arts – addressing preservation in the creative process

posted September 24, 2012

Attend a symposium on preventive preservation, the creative process, and where the two concepts intersect. In New York City.

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Young Film Archivists of LA

posted April 23, 2012

Many a movie fan was made at college, thanks to campus film organizations. In a fundraising effort, the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Student Chapter at UCLA is running a monthly series of films at the New Beverly Cinema in Los Angeles. On May 4 2012, the chapter presents the second screening in its

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Wunderkino Weekend

posted March 28, 2012

What would you put in your wunderkino – your “wonder-cinema” of images that project your curiosities and personality?

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Home Movie Day 2011 – Around the World!

posted August 28, 2011

This year’s ninth annual Home Movie Day is Saturday October 15, 2011. The event provides participants with opportunities to see and share home movies with an audience of their community, and to see their neighbors’ films, in turn. Events in cities and towns around the world, organized by moving-image archivists and other enthusiasts, provide opportunities

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DAS 2011 – AMIA’s Digital Asset Symposium

posted August 28, 2011

The Lifecycle of the Digital Audiovisual Asset Digital Asset Management in the Real World September 23, 2011 Los Angeles, CA Registration is now available for DAS 2011 – Digital Asset Symposium, offered by the Association of Moving Image Archivists, the world’s largest association of moving image archivists. The gathering aims to provide in-depth information on

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A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities

posted June 14, 2011

12th Annual Northeast Historic Film Summer Symposium Das Wunderkino: A Cinematic Cabinet of Curiosities Bucksport, Maine, July 28-30 2011 THE CURIOUS WORLD OF DIE WUNDERKAMMER (the “wonder-room” or “miracle chamber”) as Germans termed a collection of objects, specimens, and artifacts that was a precursor of the modern museum, inspires this summer’s Northeast Historic Film’s symposium.

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Archives Preservation Roadshow

posted March 19, 2011

Here’s an event in Seattle to emulate, in your home town. On May 14 2011 – all free of charge – archivists and museum professionals will answer questions from members of the public interested in learning how to better preserve their personal and family archival materials – photographs, books, movies, and other materials including digital

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UCLA Festival of Preservation

posted March 16, 2011

If you’re in Los Angeles between now and the end of this month (March 2011), you can catch what remains of the 2011 UCLA Festival of Preservation. The series presents an extraordinary range of the gems that UCLA Film & Television Archive has preserved and restored. The Archive’s internationally recognized preservationists introduce many of the

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