In this behind-the-scenes virtual presentation, Film Project Specialists Erica Jones and Lydia Creech discuss their work preserving the museum's South Asian film collection and give a tour of the film vault at Kodak 350 where the films are stored.
In 2020, the Eastman Museum received a $250,000 grant from the Institute for Museum and Library Services to purchase the necessary equipment and to hire two full time archivists to inspect, rehouse, clean, and catalog over 900 South Asian film prints into the museum’s permanent collection. The South Asian Cinema Collection consists of 775 Indian film titles produced between 1995 and 2013, and 437 Pakistani film titles produced between 1950 and 1975.
This project was made possible in part by the Institute of Museum and Library Services: Grant #MA-245614-OMS-20. Visit www.imls.gov. The views, findings, conclusions or recommendations expressed in this talk do not necessarily represent those of the Institute of Museum and Library Services.
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