[an error occurred while processing this directive] Moving Image Archiving and Preservation | M.A. Degree Program
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


Activist Archivists: Community Archiving and the Occupy Wall Street Movement

April 24, 2012 6pm
721 B'way - Michelson Theater

In association with the American Library Association's Preservation Week initiative, Activist Archivists will host a presentation and panel discussion focused on presenting our efforts, alongside the Occupy Wall Street Archives Working Group, to archive and preserve material related to the movement.

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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