Video Archivers by Media Burn


Video Archivers by Media Burn
935 W Chestnut St Suite 405
Chicago, IL 60642
United States
Phone: 312-964-5020
Contact Name: Dan Erdman
Contact Email: services [at] mediaburn [dot] org

Media Burn Archive is a Chicago-based nonprofit organization founded in 2003. Media Burn Archive collects, restores, and distributes documentary video created by artists, activists and community groups. Our mission is to use archival media to deepen context and encourage critical thought through a social justice lens. To support our cultural and educational activities, our Video Archivers service offers archival quality tape transfer services and archival consulting to a wide variety of corporate, institutional, and broadcast clients.

Our transfer and preservation methodologies correspond to the highest national archival standards and have been recognized with multiple digitization grants from the National Historical Publications and Records Commission, the National Endowment for the Humanities, and the National Endowment for the Arts. We have also been the recipient of the prestigious federal “Save America’s Treasures” grant, which supports collections of the highest national significance.

We have consulted on an array of audiovisual preservation projects and transferred more than 10,000 tapes for a wide variety of clients, including:

Arts and Culture: Chicago Community Trust, Chicago Dance History Project, Crown Family Philanthropies, Kartemquin Films, Kurtis Productions, Leather Archives & Museum, Illinois Holocaust Museum, Museum of Broadcast Communications, Museum of Contemporary Art, National Academy of TV Arts and Sciences, Numero Group, Quimby’s Bookstore, Rotary International, Scrappers Film Group, Smithsonian Institution, Washington State Fair, Zanies

Corporate: Chicago Mercantile Exchange (CME Group), Forde Law, Jenner & Block, John Deere, Vienna Beef

Educational: Columbia College, Jackson State University, Northeastern Illinois University, Northwestern University, Roosevelt University, Southeast Missouri State University, University of Chicago.

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