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Educational Programs

While there are many museum studies and conservation programs in the United States and abroad, the following list focuses specifically on programs dedicated to moving-image preservation.

The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA):
The Association of Moving Image Archivists focuses on archiving through acquisition, preservation, and exhibition. It offers workshops, publications, and meetings to promote preservation activities and to educate the public.
Mary Pickford Scholarship
The Sony Pictures Scholarship
The CFI Sid Solow Scholarship
The Rick Chace Foundation Scholarship
Universal Studios Preservation Scholarship:
These scholarships are given to students pursuing careers in moving-image archiving.
AMIA Kodak Fellowship in Film Preservation:
In conjunction with the Eastman Kodak Company, AMIA provides a fellowship for moving- image archivists that includes academic scholarship, registration for the AMIA conference, and a summer internship at Kodak or another film restoration facility in Los Angeles.
Bern University of the Arts, Bern, Switzerland:
BA and MA in Modern Materials and Media Conservation and Restoration.
National Archives and Records Administration (NARA):
The National Archives and Records Administration is charged with providing access to documents on the rights of American citizens, the actions of federal officials, and “the national experience.”
Fellowships in Archival Administration: Funding for fellowships in archival management at host institutions.
New York University, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (New York, NY):
During this two-year Master’s degree program, students work with archives, museums, labs, and arts organizations in the New York area. By combining theory, method, and practical information, the curriculum covers all aspects of moving-image archiving.
Preservation Management Institute at Rutgers University (New Brunswick, NJ):
This biennial program, which consists of three weeklong sessions over the course of one year, earns participants a Certificate in Preservation Management from Rutgers University’s School of Communication, Information, and Library Studies. This program gives students a solid grounding in preservation issues, from technology to management to storage. The 2002–3 session focused heavily on magnetic-media preservation.
L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, George Eastman House, (Rochester, NY):
This one-year certificate program provides students with a comprehensive education in the restoration, preservation, and archiving of motion pictures. Students receive training in curatorial duties, management of collections, advanced preservation techniques, and evaluation of storage strategies.
UCLA Moving Image Archive Studies Program (Los Angeles, CA):
This two-year Master’s degree program combines training in new technologies with a thorough backing in the history and social and cultural relevance of moving images. Students are also paired with professional mentors who help refine research and career goals.


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