Ryerson U’s photographic preservation program expands to include the movies

 RYERSON1   TORONTO’s Ryerson University is a leader in photographic preservation and collections management.  So much so, that graduates of its PPCM program are running collections at the Metropolitan Museum of Art and the International Centre of Photography (both in New York City); the Library and Archives of Canada in Ottawa; and the Blibliotecca Naconal de Chile in Santiago.

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Now the program has been expanded to include the preservation of film in the ‘digital age’.  MARTA BRAUN, PPCM director says “theatres have invested a lot of money in the adaptation of (digital) technology, so what happens to film?  What about the films that are the only documents that remain of the history of our country?”  Partnering institutions: the National Gallery of Canada; George Eastman House in Rochester NY; the Getty Research Institute in Los Angeles; and the Victoria and Albert Museum in London.

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