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Kimberly Tarr

Adjunct Professor

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Kimberly Tarr is the head of the media preservation unit in the Barbara Goldsmith Preservation & Conservation Department at New York University Libraries. In this role, she oversees preservation activities for all archival film, video, and audio collections. Tarr received her B.A. in American Studies from the University of California, Berkeley and her M.A. from New York University's Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP), a graduate program in which she currently serves as an adjunct instructor. In 2014, she served as the film archivist on the restoration of The Grim Game (1919), the first feature film to star Harry Houdini which was long thought to be a lost silent film. Her recent publications have appeared in The Moving Image and she is an active member of the Association of Moving Image Archivists and the American Library Association.