Past Events

October 9: Preserving Women’s Films (a MIAP 10-year anniversary event)


Preservation Week: April 21-27th, 2013


AMIA at NYU has been awarded a 2013 President’s Service Award!

The 2013 Awards Ceremony will be held on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013 at 4:00 PM in the Eisner & Lubin Auditorium, on the 4th floor of the Kimmel Center for University Life.


It’s 2013 and time for a new semester!

It is with gratitude and excitement that we transfer the responsibilities of Executive Committee to:

Rebecca Hernandez-Gerber, President;
Emily Nabasny, Vice President;
Pamela Visner-Oyarce, Secretary;
Julia Kim, Treasurer.

The AY 2012-2013 Executive Committee would like to thank the AMIA @ NYU members and faculty advisor Alicia Kubes for the immense passion and support exhibited in the past year. We are proud to have served academic and professional communities across a range of disciplines, and envision continued growth for AMIA @ NYU both in membership and influence.

We look forward to the events and initiatives of the coming year and know that success awaits the incoming President, VP, Secretary, and Treasurer.

Best regards,

The 2012-13 Executive Committee of AMIA @ NYU
(Kathryn Gronsbell, Kristin MacDonough, Shira Peltzman, Dan Erdman)


This week: we’re switching coasts! You know… for a change of scenery, a new perspective, to visit some family… and some rainy weather?

AMIA @ NYU is heading to Seattle!!

(No Seattle, this is not a threat, but you have been warned.)

That’s right. Our AMIA @ NYU crew will be attending the Association of Moving Image Archivists Annual Conference December 4th – 7th in Seattle, Washington.


October is coming up and it’s a busy month for AMIA @ NYU this year! Be sure to check out some (hopefully all) of our events and email us if you have any questions!

Friday, October 5th, 2012: Cinema Studies Community Weekend – AMIA @ NYU game night

Saturday, October 13th, 2012: Archiving the Arts

Saturday, October 20th, 2012: Home Movie Day

Saturday, October 27th, 2012: World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2012? Program Announced!

The next AMIA @ NYU meeting is Wednesday, October 3rd. Location TBD.


Next week, April 22-28, is the American Library Association’s Annual Preservation Week. We are pleased to announce two events some of our chapter members have organized (details below). We will also be highlighting useful preservation tips in honor of the weeklong events, so make sure to check back next week for more information!

Tuesday, April 24th, 6:00 PM
Community Archiving and the Occupy Wall Street Movement
721 Broadway, 6th floor, Michelson Theater: Room 648
The Activist Archivists will host a discussion and panel detailing their work and partnership with the Occupy Wall Street Archives Working Group. Focusing on the film and video created by the movement, they will share their efforts in preserving and archiving this material for future access. This is an incredible group with wonderful resources and projects. Visit their website to learn more.

Wednesday, April 25th, 6:00-7:30 PM
Introduction to Film Preservation with NYPL’s Reserve Film and Video Collection
The New York Public Library, Steven A. Schwarzman Building, 476 Fifth Avenue (at 42nd Street), South Court Auditorium
From an announcement by the New York Public Library: “Please join us for a presentation and screening from the New York Public Library’s Reserve Film and Video Collection. This session will explore the history of the collection, highlighting the scope and depth of the holdings, and aims to expand thepublic’s knowledge of the film preservation efforts underway at the New York Public Library.”

Both events are free and open to the public. We hope to see you there!

Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Thesis Presentations

All this week, March 26th-30th, graduating MIAP students are giving their thesis presentations. These presentations are open to the public, so if you’re in the New York City area, please stop by and show support for our students!

All presentations take place at 721 Broadway. The schedule is as follows:

Monday, March 26th

1:00pm / Seth Anderson (rm. 648)
We Are Underused: The Moving Image Collection of Matador Records

Tuesday, March 27th

9:30am / Rufus de Rham (rm. 648)
Phantoms of Remembrance: The Violence of the Archive in Black British Film Collectives

5:00pm / Caitlin Hammer (rm. 648)
Such a Time as This: Reconstructing the Past and Imagining the Future of Das Buch Esther (1919)

Thursday, March 29th

9:30am / Benedict Olgado (rm. 648)
Sustainable Economics Over Dilemmatic Rhetorics:  Framework and Tools for Assessing and Planning Digital Preservation

12:30pm / Crystal Sanchez (rm. 670)
Archiving Strategies for Fine Art Museum Audiovisual Collections:  A Look at the Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Buffalo, NY

Friday, March 30th

9:30am / Taylor McBride (rm. 648)
Johnny Cash Ridin’ the Rails: The Great American Train Story – A Collection Assessment and Licensing Platform for the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum

12:30pm /  Jieun An (rm. 648)
Archiving Issues of Film Festival: Preserving Analogue and Digital Collections and Establishing Projection Format Standard

 2:30pm / Marie Lascu (rm. 648)
The Melinda Camber Porter Archive: A Collection Assessment and Exploration of Personal Archiving


How to Write A New Media Grant

“Proposal Writing and Budgeting Basics”
Friday 3/2 10am-12pm @ 721 Broadway, room 674 (Cinema Studies) by the Foundation Center

“How to Write a New-Media Grant in One-Hour” led by Cora Fisher
Saturday, 3/3 1pm-3pm @ 721 Broadway ITP 4th Floor

Event Date and Time:

March 2, 2012 – March 3, 2012
Friday, 3/2 10am-12pm and Saturday, 3/3 1-3pm


Friday, 3/2 in Room 674 and Saturday, 3/3 on the 4th Floor
721 Broadway
New York, NY 10003

This event is sponsored by the Graduate Student Organization (GSO) at Tisch and is was developed in collaboration with the Interactive Telecommunications Program (ITP), also of Tisch.


Join us this Tuesday, February 21, as AMIA @ NYU teams up with Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPiC), New York Regional Association for Conservation (NYRAC)and Museum Studies Student Organization (MSSO) to discuss managing and preserving media art.

Managing Media Art
A Convergence of Disciplines:
Art Administrators, Conservators, and Archivists

Media art objects have their own unique challenges that require the knowledge of a range of people with diverse skill sets. Describing, storing, organizing, conserving, and preserving artworks with film, video, digital, sound, and other new media necessitates stronger collaboration between disciplines.

Managing Media Art: A Convergence of Disciplines brings together the work of students in three NYU programs to provide a range of insight into managing media art. The event is hosted by the Museum Studies Student Organization, Emerging Professionals in Conservation (part of the New York Regional Association for Conservation), and the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) Student Chapter at NYU.

Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPiC), New York Regional Association for Conservation (NYRAC)

Emerging Professionals in Conservation (EPiC) is a professional group hosted by the New York Regional Association for Conservation (NYRAC). Its aim is to foster interaction between conservation students, interns, fellows, recent graduates, and pre-program individuals working in and around New York, and to provide opportunities for these emerging professionals to connect with experienced conservators.

Museum Studies Student Organization (MSSO)

The Museum Studies Student Organization (MSSO) is based in the Museum Studies Program at New York University. The MSSO, a student-run and faculty-advised club on campus, harnesses the energy of interaction and collaboration between students, faculty, alumni, and museum staff and experts through a wide array of events and activities. The mission of MSSO is to provide resources for the academic, professional, and social development of graduate students in Museum Studies. We strive to foster a dialogue among Museum Studies students and alumni, faculty, and the larger arts and cultural sector in New York City through the events we host at NYU and throughout New York City.

When and Where:
Tuesday February 21, 2012
from 6:00 PM to 8:30 PM
Tisch School of the Arts
Lower Level, Rm 006
721 Broadway
New York, NY 10003


PLEASE JOIN US FOR A HOLIDAY HOME MOVIE FEST! Celebrate the holidays by enjoying seasonal memories captured by amateur film and media makers. Formats to be screened include Super 8mm and DVD.

WHEN: Friday, December 16th at 5:30PM (directly before the Cinema Studies Holiday Party)

WHERE: Michelson Theater, Tisch Building @ 721 B’way

For more information, please contact Taylor McBride at

Image from “Menzies Family Christmas,” 1967, New York City, New York. Source: Alfred M. Menzies. From the DVD Living Room Cinema: Films from Home Movie Day, Vol. 1.


“EAST MEETS WEST” STUDENT MIXER – an opportunity for AMIA students from all over to mix, mingle, and meet!

PDF available > Student_MeetUp_Austin2011

See y’all in Austin!

AMIA @ NYU is preparing for the AMIA 2011 Conference ! We look forward to meeting everyone – stay tuned for more news and event postings in the coming weeks.

Thank you & congratulations to the hard-working MIAP students for their success at all of the October Events!



October 12, 2011

Association of Moving Image Archivists, NYU Student Chapter: Advocating the A/V Archive

October 15, 2011

2011 Home Movie Day

October 27, 2011

UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage Celebration at MoMA