ICN Master Class: International courses for Conservators and Curators in
Preservation and access of analogue audio-visual materials (film and video)
The workshop will provide an overview of the following issues: why preserve film and video and where are they preserved; identification of film and video carriers; understanding film and video materials and their decay; care, handling, storage and passive preservation; inventory and cataloguing; active preservation; access and curatorial issues; legal context. A visit to a film preservation laboratory will also take place. The workshop is intended for institutions whose primary collection is not audio-visual but who have analogue audio-visual materials in their care (museums, public or corporate archives, libraries, historical societies, etc.). Participants are encouraged to provide a description of their audio-visual holdings (if any) to help provide the workshop with directly relevant case studies.