NYU Tisch’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program Receives $200,000 NEH Grant

(February 5, 2019)

The National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has awarded a $200,000 grant to the Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) Program at NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts. The grant will fund scholarships for 24 internships as part of MIAP’s “Education and Fieldwork in Media Archiving and Preservation” project. Fourteen scholarships of $7,000 each would place students in New York City cultural heritage institutions for a semester, while another ten scholarships at $10,000 each would place them at institutions across the country for a summer.

“Moving image and sound recordings carry distinctive value for researchers, documentarians, artists, and the public alike, but they are also vulnerable to displacement, deterioration, and loss,” says Juana Suarez, director of the NYU MIAP Program. “The need to preserve present day and historical recordings and to make them accessible in the digital era is no longer up for debate and requires the special skills our students acquire. We are grateful the NEH recognizes the need for training and deploying archivists and for their continued support of NYU MIAP’s graduate program.”

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