Shelf to Screen—Promoting Analog Collections Through Exhibition

This course has been retired.
Certificate Eligibility: 
0.75 CEU, 5 ARC
1 day
Max Attendees: 

How do you incorporate original archival material into public programs and exhibitions that are inexpensive to produce, garner good press, and can be adapted to a variety of venues and audiences? Matthew Cowan shares ideas and tools for creatively incorporating photographs and moving images in non-digital environments (e.g., bars, galleries, theaters). He will take you through the steps of curating programs, building community partnerships, navigating organizational culture, exhibition logistics, program building, and funding sources. You’ll also have the opportunity to learn about equipment and AV materials use and care through hands-on manipulation of media, including projectors, splicers, and other AV equipment. The lecture will apply to any archival materials, and exercises will focus on the details of original motion picture film (16mm and 35mm), glass lantern slides, and original photographs.

Learning Outcomes: 
Distinguish collections at your institution that would be good candidates for public programs
Navigate collection and equipment care, venue rental, and community partnerships
Find balance between digital and analog access
Who Should Attend: 

Any archival staff interested in outreach and public programming

What You Should Already Know: 

A general knowledge of audiovisual materials is preferred but not required. One should be comfortable speaking publicly, open to learning new skills, and broadly interested in creative collection promotion. Coming to the workshop with an idea for a program in your community for discussion is highly encouraged.

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