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News and Events


MIAP Receives $500,000 Grant from Mellon Foundation to Study Video at Risk
April 21, 2010
MIAP Students Present at A/V Lost and Found
December 9, 2009
Chinese Film Archivists Visit NYU
September 25, 2009
New Part-time MIAP Program for Working Professionals
September 21, 2009
President Obama Appoints NYU Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell as Vice Chair of President's Committee on the Arts and Humanities
September 17, 2009
Summer 2009 Newsletter Published
August 12, 2009
MIAP Alumna Kimberly Tarr Presents at Northeast Historic Film's 2009 Summer Symposium
July 24–25, 2009
MIAP Student Andy Uhrich Awarded Scholarship by the Society of American Archivists / Listen
June 8, 2009
MIAP Travels to Argentina to Rescue Orphan Films
May 14, 2009
MIAP's Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX) Travels to Ghana
May 12, 2009
Bill Brand Book Now Available
Oct. 31, 2008
Fall 2008 Newsletter Published
Oct. 23, 2008
MIAP Alumna, Paula Felix-Didier, Discovers Missing "Metropolis" Footage
July 2, 2008
MIAP Thesis Presentations
April 4–6, 2007
From Videodisc to Blu-Ray: Archiving and Conserving Optical Data Carriers
April 20, 2007
Christine Fronhert
Gigs to Gigabytes: Creating Liquid Assets from a Rock and Roll Archive
March 23, 2007
Kevin Shapiro and Russ Bennett
How to Find Films and Videos
September 22, 2006
A talk by Nancy Goldman.
Fall 2005 Speaker Series
September–November 2005
National Endowment for Humanities sponsors a series of presentations on technology archiving and preservation.
Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film, 1894-1941
October 15–16, 2005
As part of the release of the DVD "Unseen Cinema: Early American Avant-Garde Film 1894-1941", the Museum of the Moving Image in Queens will have a series of screenings beginning at 2pm Saturday, and a panel discussion (with clips) at 4pm Saturday. Co-sponsored by the MIAP program.
MIAP Thesis Presentations
April 10–14, 2006
Flyer (PDF)
First Graduation Reception
April 29, 2005
Reception to celebrate the graduation of the first class from the Master of Arts Program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation
AMIA Information Session
April 8, 2005
Association of Moving Image Archivists information session with Janice Simpson
Fall 2004 Speaker Series
September–November 2004
National Endowment for Humanities sponsors a series of presentation on technology archiving and preservation
MIAP Program Kick-Off Reception
October 2, 2002
Dean Mary Schmidt Campbell held a reception to kick-off the MIAP Program and welcome Program Director Howard Besser to NYU


UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

October 27, 2010 – 6:15pm at 721 Broadway, 6th Fl., Michelson Theatre

UNESCO, the United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Heritage Organization, has deemed October 27th to be World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, a day for raising awareness of the urgent need to preserve mankind's vulnerable audiovisual documents. In recognition of this day, second-year Moving Image and Archive Preservation students present an evening of rare archival gems culled from their recent travels and research projects.

MIAP Information Session

October 27, 2010 – 4:30pm at 665 Broadway, 6th Fl. Conference Room

On October 27th, World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program will host an information session for all those interested in learning more about the program and the benefits of graduate study in audiovisual archiving and preservation. Director Howard Besser will be present to answer questions.

To RSVP, please email MIAP coordinator Alicia Kubes:

2010 MIAP Thesis Presentations

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.

Orphan Film Symposium

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

2009 MIAP Thesis Presentations

April 14–17

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.