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Category Archives: Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation Department

A Survey in the Making: Archives and Preservation

One of the most recent initiatives in the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation and Conservation department is the creation of the Archives Preservation Program. The program supports the long term maintenance of archival materials held by the archival repositories in Bobst Library. The three collecting repositories—Fales, Tamiment

Moving Image and A/V Preservation at NYU: An Introduction

To kick off Archives Week 2010, we have a post introducing our Media Preservation Unit in the Preservation and Conservation Department. Being a university research library, the collections housed at Bobst are in constant use, which wears away the material. It is the role of

Andrea Callard’s Super 8

This week’s post comes from Siobhan Hagan, a graduate of NYU’s MIAP program, who is now working as an assistant in the Media Unit of the BG Preservation & Conservation Department. As the Fales finding aid for the Andrea Callard Papers states on their website,

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Re-housing Malignant Plastic Stencil from the D’Arcangelo Archive

Downtown New York artist Christopher D’Arcangelo (1955-79) created artworks that simultaneously highlight and frustrate the commoditization of both his artistic production and his artistic practice. During his lifetime, the artist carefully documented his ephemeral works in a variety of ways, demonstrating a deep concern with

7th Orphan Film Symposium DVD Produced at NYU Libraries

NYU is set to host the 7th Orphan Film Symposium from April 7-10 at the School of Visual Arts’ newly revamped cinema in Chelsea (333 W. 23rd Street). The biennial symposium–known by those in-the-know simply as, “Orphans”–brings together a broad spectrum of scholars, filmmakers, preservationists,