CMCI is collaborating with colleagues in Portugal with a series of events about the archiving and preserving of audio-visual materials in the 21st century.
Under the title: “Besides the Screen: Vaults, Archives, Clouds and Platforms” we are joining with the Centro de Investigação em Artes e Comunicação and the Instituto Universitário da Maia in Porto to stage a conference, an exhibition/screening programme, and a book launch here at King’s.
The topic of archiving and preservation has gained even more significance as forms and formats of audio visual media continue exponentially to expand. As a result, people working in archives, museums, libraries and cultural organisations must shoulder the seemingly impossible tasks of sourcing, storing, maintaining and making accessible an ever-growing catalogue of media history.
The London organising committee comprises CMCI’s Dr Virginia Crisp, Dr Sarah Atkinson, Dr Jessica Rapson, and Dr Anna Woodham, along with independent curator Gabriel Menotti Gonring.
The London events take place between 2-3 July 2018 on KCL’s Strand campus, while the Porto events are from July 5-6. For full details, including how to book, go to: www.besidesthescreen.com