MIAP Research & Outreach

The Regional Media Legacies (RML) project is provided support for the next three years from the Robert D. L. Gardiner Foundation to train MIAP archivists on the management and care of film, video, audio, and digital media held across Long Island and New York City (Queens and Brooklyn, specifically).

APEX promotes international collaboration and academic dialogue on film and media preservation in order to safeguard the world‘s audiovisual heritage. APEX is an opportunity for members of the international audiovisual archival community to exchange knowledge and skills in areas such as inspection and care of audiovisual materials, cataloging, metadata management, digitization, digital preservation, and access to collections.


The Orphan Film Symposium is a biennial gathering of archivists, scholars, preservationists, curators, technical experts, collectors, librarians, distributors, and media artists devoted to saving, studying, and screening neglected moving images.



Talking Tech Workshops

A MIAP workshop/skillshare series hosted by your friendly neighborhood Technician - and friends!

Talking Tech Session #1 - 2/8/2017
The Glass Archive: Data Privacy and Security for Your Institution, and Yourself!
with Nicole Martin, Media Archivist @ Human Rights Watch

Talking Tech Session #2 - 2/22/2017
(no slides)
Under the Hood: Troubleshooting and Diagnosing Equipment Failure

Talking Tech Session #3 - 4/12/2017
Hack the Docs: Technical Documentation and Communicating with IT

Talking Tech Session #4 - 4/19/2017
Hello, OctoKitty: Using GitHub
with Dinah Handel, Mass Digitization Coordinator @ NYPL

Since its inception, MIAP has undertaken several collaborative research projects with generous funding from the Institute of Museum and Library Services, the Library of Congress National Digital Information Infrastructure and Preservation Program, the Andew W. Mellon Foundation, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and New York University's Center for Catastrophe Preparedness and Response.