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  1. New Museum of Contemporary Art (New York, USA)

    All summer '013-long, I managed the video and data migration project XFR STN at the New Museum, in New York. The exhibition ran July 17 - September 8, 2013 and enabled dozens of artists to publicly transfer years of their work in a gallery setting. You can read the exhibition catalogue and the accompanying essay I wrote, here. My XFR STN co-architect, MoMA's digital conservator Ben Fino-Radin, has a fun blog post about recovering Apple ][ artwork, here.

    My loyal and talented XFR STN digital preservation technicians were: Rebecca Fraimow, Leeroy Kang, Kristin MacDonough, and Bleakley McDowell. Special thanks to Erik Piil, Peter Oleksik, and John Klacsmann. BTW Andrea Callard is awesome, and also snapped most of the photos above.

    Visit the XFR STN portal on the Internet Archive for all of the digitized video content produced during the project.

    The New York Times hung out with us. So did Art in America and The Atlantic Monthly's WIRE. Manhattan Neighborhood Network's thrilling ESPTV even broadcast an episode from the 5th floor galleries! Watch that here.

    Check out this video from Animal NYC, below:

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  2. Cory Arcangel Studios (Brooklyn, USA)

    From 2012-13, I served as a project consultant for Cory Arcangel on his AUDMCRS: Arcangel Underground Dance Music Collection of Recorded Sound work, debuted at the Carnegie Museum of Art show Masters. Subsequent exhibitions of the massive interactive work occurred at Montréal's DHC/ART in 2013.

    My archival preservation consultation involed co-designing and team-leading an extensive cataloging and documentation effort for a trance music LP collection. You can watch Cory speak about the project, above, at 2:08. And, Cory has made a great website of all of the photo documentation, here.

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  3. Fundaciòn Patrimonio Fìlmico Colombiano (Bogota, Colombia)

    In June 2013, a team of 15 audiovisual archivists from NYU partnered with the Colombian national film archive though the MIAP Audiovisual Preservation Exchange program. Over the course of ten days, we collaborated with the staff of Patrimonio on a concentrated effort to inpsect camera originals for a 16mm ethnographic documentary from the 1970s on the Yuripari, negatives from the 1960s 35mm newsfilm series Panamericana, and to consult on implementable digital preservation strategies for their analog videotape collections. MIAP alumni Kim Tarr, Stefan Elnabli, and myself also led a day-long workshop on personal digital archiving.

    Check out the APEX Colombia blog, with photos, here

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  4. Rutgers University, Laboratory of Vision Research (New Jersey, USA)

    Grant-writing and 2013 film preservation project for pioneering Random Dot Stereogram film made at Bell Laboratories by cognitive scientist Béla Julesz.

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  5. Northeast Historic Film (Maine, USA)

    As the 2011 William S. O'Farrell Fellow at NHF, I performed condition inspections and photo documentation of the Donald C. Brown, Jr. Collection of 35mm drive-in intermission reels from the Northeastern United States, circa 1960-1980. The project improved cataloging granularity for the collection and generated conservation documentation of the original film materials.

    Read my blog about the inspection process, here

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  6. The Ohio State University Library, Rare Books and Manuscripts (Columbus, USA)

    Grant-writing and 3D film preservation project for early computer animation works made by computer programmers and artists working at Bell Laboratories in the early 1970s. Institutional recipient of a 2011 National Film Preservation Foundation Avant-Garde Master's grant to preserve five works.

    Read my essay about the preservation of these works, here

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  7. Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum (Nashville, USA)

    Collection inventory, condition assessment, and database creation for the Hank Snow Collection of Recorded Sound and the CMHOF's 1" videotape collections.

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