February 22-24, 2012 / San Francisco, CA
In February 2012, MIAP Director, Howard Besser and several MIAP alumni and students attended the Personal Digital Archiving conference hosted by the Internet Archive, in San Francisco, CA.
January 21, 2012 / Dallas, TX
On January 21st, MIAP Director, Howard Besser reported on the 2011 activities of the International Federation of Library Associations - Audiovisual and Multimedia Section, to the ALA Video Roundtable at the ALA 2012 Midwinter Meeting.
December 20, 2011
MIAP student, Benedict Salazar Olgado, has been named the recipient of the 2011 Kodak Fellowship in Film Preservation, an award established to foster and support the next generation of preservationists and archivists in the industry.
October 27, 2011 7pm / Museum of Modern Art
From the gorgeous 1930s pre-exile footage of Tibet and its people to the early cable coverage of the LGBT community and the AIDS crisis in Manhattan, we bring together audiovisual materials from different institutions and archives in New York City. The program is composed of short narratives, documentaries, ethnographic footage, animated works, television shows, news clips and audio recordings dating from the 1930s until the present. This is to acknowledge the power of moving images and sound to transcend language and cultural boundaries while embracing and celebrating diversity - a diversity of faces and voices that urgently needs to be gathered and preserved for us to witness and remember.
October 15, 2011
MIAP students, alumni, staff and faculty attended (and many volunteered to help) at this year's Home Movie Day NYC, which was at the Queens Museum of Art this year. MIAP's newly formed AMIA Student Chapter at NYU was also present, keeping the attendees well fed with their tasty bake sale. Additional photos.
August 24, 2011
The Internet Archive and NYU's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program invited scholars, journalists and students to a mini-conference to introduce the 9/11 TV News Archive. Television news coverage of the 9/11 attacks and their aftermath not only documented one of the most important events in mass memory, but structured its public perception. "Learning From Recorded Memory," a mini-conference, highlights work by scholars using these materials to help us understand how TV news presented the 9/11 events and the international response. The conference will feature a demonstration of Internet Archive's newly relaunched 9/11 TV News Archive, plus short presentations, followed by a reception.
May 6, 2011
Prof. Besser discussed digital preservation, analog conservation, technology lifecycle, and understanding the perspective of the community and individual doing the tagging. A copy of his presentation is available here: besser.tsoa.nyu.edu/howard/Talks/11yale.pdf More Images
April 28, 2011
Members of the Film Studies Program at Vietnam National University, Hanoi toured the Cinema Studies Department, Study Center Film Archive, and MIAP Preservation Lab. The guests included: Professor Nguyen Kim Son, Vice Rector of the University of Social Sciences and Humanities - Hanoi, Professor Tran Van Hinh, General Director of the Film Studies Program and Arts Studies, Ms. Tran Thi Phuong Hoang, Assistant to the Consultant, and Dean Wilson, Consultant to the Film Studies Program.
April 27, 2011
As part of Preservation Week, a national effort to educate our communities on caring for personal collections and to bring attention to the preservation work of libraries and archives, Prof. Besser introduced the fundamental concepts of media preservation at an event at the New York Public Library.
April 22, 2011
Northeast Historic Film (NHF) is pleased to announce the 2011 award of the William O'Farrell Fellowship to Walter Forsberg. Forsberg's work will focus on the Donald C. Brown Jr. Collection of 35mm drive-in and theatrical trailers, collected from over a dozen cinemas in New England and West Virginia.
March 28-April 1, 2011
Moving Image Archiving and Preservation students present their M.A. thesis projects, covering a wide range of topics like the preservation of newsfilm footage, archival film projection, web archiving, copyright issues, and more. All sessions run from 1 - 2 hours and are open to the public. Please follow the link above for a complete schedule.
July 25-August 5, 2011
This graduate-level course addresses the intellectual property issues and related ethical ones that surround the management, preservation, and dissemination of cultural material (such as paper records and their digital surrogates, museum objects, film, video, and other ephemera) in collecting institutions. The course is designed primarily as a professional development opportunity for those who already work with cultural objects, providing either a refresher or an upgrade to existing knowledge and practice.
April 14-16, 2010
This year, thesis topics consider a wide range of preservation issues, such as the aesthetic/ethical considerations of preserving experimental film works, the development of new strategies for preserving file-based video work and its metadata throughout its life cycle, and the political/ethical pitfalls associated with international initiatives that help digitize the audiovisual heritage of post-colonial African countries, to name only a few.
April 7-10, 2010
The Orphan Film Symposium marks its seventh biennial gathering of archivists, scholars, preservationists, curators, collectors, and media artists devoted to saving, studying, and screening neglected moving images.
For Orphans 7, NYU Cinema Studies is pleased to partner with its neighbor (15 blocks up), the School of Visual Arts in Chelsea. All sessions will take place in a new, state-of-the-art cinema space at 333 W. 23rd Street: the Visual Arts Theater.
September 18, 2009
Come meet MIAP faculty, students, and staff!
From 10am-12pm the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program will host an Open House for all those interested in learning more about the program.
Afterwards, you are invited to attend a special event in the Cinema Studies Department.
To sign up, please email MIAP coordinator Alicia Kubes.
Another open house will be held in Spring 2010. Please contact us for more information
This past April, MIAP students presented their final thesis presentations, fulfilling one of the final requirements for graduation. This annual series of presentations takes place in the Cinema Studies Department, and is open to the public.