2012 George and Marie Quinlan Endowed Lecture for Preservation and Conservation: Rethinking Film Preservation: Implications and Inspirations for the 21st Century

  • 19 Jul 2012
  • 3:00 PM
  • Annie May Swift Hall Auditorium 1920 Campus Drive, Northwestern University
As the need for audiovisual and media preservation becomes a growing concern for cultural institutions, libraries and archives must develop preservation options and priorities for their collections. Dr. Caroline Frick will address the issues surrounding film preservation in today’s environment of rapidly evolving digital technologies and explain how this impacts the work of the film archivist. Drawing on her research and experiences in the field of moving image archives, Dr. Frick will discuss the role of traditional film preservation in a time of changing access demands and increased urgency to protect some of our most at risk collections.

Speaker Biography
Dr. Caroline Frick, Assistant Professor in the Department of Radio-TV-Film at The University of Texas at Austin, is a nationally recognized expert on film preservation. Her research focuses on the evolution of the moving image archiving movement and digital media libraries.  Dr. Frick is the founder and Executive Director of the Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) and is currently serving as the President of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA).

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