MIAP at 10 celebrating a decade of training moving image preservation specialists

Sponsors and Supporters

We deeply appreciate all of the support for MIAP10. A special thanks to Adrienne Harris, who made the first major gift of MIAP10's fundraising year. We also thank all of our donors over the past 10 years who have helped us so generously, in particular our major partners.

Please add your name to list! For how you can can help – and contributions at any level make a difference – please visit the Donate page. For more information on the benefits of partnerships at the levels below, please download the pdf MIAP10 Sponsorship Opportunities, contact us at , or call Laurel Bear at 212-992-8462. Click here to view how your donation will appear on this page.

Gifts to our endowment, the Robert Sklar Scholarship Fund, create a permanent source for MIAP student scholarships. Unrestricted gifts can be applied as needed to future preservationists who have urgent financial needs. Examples of the impact of your gifts include:

Anniversary Angels: $100,000 +

National Endowment for the Humanities

national endowment for the humanities (NEH)

MIAP has received a grant of $181,000 from the NEH for stipends to enable our students to work as interns in humanities collections throughout the US. Over two years, twenty-two students will receive stipends impacting a minimum of eleven organizations. MIAP students will learn valuable skills while assisting organizations to improve the condition of their holdings, by performing many of the fundamental tasks – such as inspection, identification and cataloging – that allow the organizations to begin the process of selection, prioritization and preservation planning. These actions lead to digitization projects that make accessible vulnerable ‘legacy’ collections still on obsolete formats. In addition, the students will participate in the development and deployment of new strategies for collection management that ensure the sustainability of ‘born digital’ productions.

Future Forerunners: $50,000 – $99,999

Bob Sklar

adrienne harris

In October 2013 with a $25,000 challenge gift, Adrienne kicked off MIAP10 and our campaign to add a MIAP-designated scholarship to the Robert Sklar Memorial Fund. In January 2014, Adrienne made another gift of $50,000. Both honor Bob Sklar's advocacy for film preservation through both his service on the National Film Preservation Board and his key role in the creation of MIAP. Bob was a pioneer in the development of the modern fields of film and media studies, and a beloved teacher, mentor, and colleague in the Department of Cinema Studies who led countless courses on the history of American Cinema and trained generations of film historians through his caring and disciplined guidance.

Left: Professor Robert Sklar at the 6th Orphan Film Symposium, 2008.

Preservation Pioneers - $25,000 - $49,999

Leading Lights - $15,000 - $24,999

Culture Champions - $10,000 - $14,999

two films in a can


Many thanks to this alumnus in Cinema Studies for his generous gift of $10,000. Part of the media industry, he understands the critical importance of our audiovisual heritage.

History Keepers - $5,000 - $9,999

AV Advocates - $1,000 - $4,999