Cinema Studies
For Students:

The Moving Image Archive Program is a two-year course of study that trains future professionals to manage preservation-level collections of film, video, new media, and other types of digital works. The program provides prospective collection managers and archivists with an international, comprehensive education in the theories, methods, and practices of moving image archiving and preservation.

Howard Besser
is the program's Director, and Mona Jimenez and Dan Streible are Associate Directors.

The curriculum covers all aspects of moving image archiving, including:

  • Film History/Historiography and Film Style
  • Conservation, Preservation, Storage, and Management
  • Legal Issues and Copyright
  • Laboratory Techniques
  • Moving Image Cataloging
  • Curatorial Work and Museum Studies
  • Programming; New Media and other Digital Technologies
  • Access to Archival Holdings

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MIAP Thesis Week
721 Broadway, Rm. 648 (Michelson Theater).
NYU Tisch School of the Arts

Students in the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program in the Department of Cinema Studies will present their final capstone projects on March 24-27th.


MIAP Director, Howard Besser's Birthday Party, Berkeley, CA, July 14th, 2012

Research Projects

Moving Image Specialists in Libraries (MISL) - A research initiative funded by the US Institute for Museum and Library Services (IMLS) that seeks to generate awareness of the special requirements for preserving audiovisual records and improve staffing for moving image archiving and preservation in libraries.

Faculty List and Info

Announcements of trips, presentations, projects and events from the last several years.

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