Introduction to the Canadian Museum of History's audiovisual collections and tips about preserving your own family recordings

The Canadian Museum of History (CMH) holds one of the country’s largest and oldest archival collections of sound recordings. During this session, participants will learn about the fascinating history of film and sound recordings, the Museum’s A/V collection vaults, and get practical advice about preserving their home movies and audio collections.

The topics covered will include:
1. Site and Sound: A History of Recording at the Canadian Museum of History
    a. Phonograph cylinders
    b. Motion picture films
    c. Audiotapes
    d. Videocassettes
    e. Optical discs
    f. Digital media

2. Fading Away: Using Contemporary Technology to Save the Past
    a. Digitization: software, hardware, workflow, etc.
    b. Digital preservation: Media Asset Management, redundancy, and long-term storage

3. A Legacy of Memories: Preserving your family recordings
    a. Preserving original recordings in the home: storage and handling basics
    b. Conservation hazards: overview of decaying media threats
    c. Digitizing recordings yourself: Do’s and Don’ts
    d. Outsourcing: what to ask when working with a media transfer company

4. Hot Wax: Antique Phonograph Demonstration

(The cost of 35$ includes admission to the museum’s exhibitions on the day of the course)

Instructor

Jonathan Wise has been an archivist at the Canadian Museum of History since 2002. He has worked with a variety of archival material including collections of films, sound recordings, manuscripts, and photographs. He is responsible for a collection of over 100,000 hours of historical recordings. Jonathan regularly gives presentations on the Museum’s unique collections and the preservation of historical material. He obtained a Master’s degree from Concordia University in 2000.

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The Canadian Museum of History (CMH) holds one of the country’s largest and oldest archival collections of sound recordings. During this session, participants will learn about the fascinating history of film and sound recordings, the Museum’s A/V collection vaults, and get practical advice about preserving their home movies and audio collections.

The topics covered will include:
1. Site and Sound: A History of Recording at the Canadian Museum of History
    a. Phonograph cylinders
    b. Motion picture films
    c. Audiotapes
    d. Videocassettes
    e. Optical discs
    f. Digital media

2. Fading Away: Using Contemporary Technology to Save the Past
    a. Digitization: software, hardware, workflow, etc.
    b. Digital preservation: Media Asset Management, redundancy, and long-term storage

3. A Legacy of Memories: Preserving your family recordings
    a. Preserving original recordings in the home: storage and handling basics
    b. Conservation hazards: overview of decaying media threats
    c. Digitizing recordings yourself: Do’s and Don’ts
    d. Outsourcing: what to ask when working with a media transfer company

4. Hot Wax: Antique Phonograph Demonstration

(The cost of 35$ includes admission to the museum’s exhibitions on the day of the course)

Instructor

Jonathan Wise has been an archivist at the Canadian Museum of History since 2002. He has worked with a variety of archival material including collections of films, sound recordings, manuscripts, and photographs. He is responsible for a collection of over 100,000 hours of historical recordings. Jonathan regularly gives presentations on the Museum’s unique collections and the preservation of historical material. He obtained a Master’s degree from Concordia University in 2000.

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Canadian Museum of History

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Introduction to the Canadian Museum of History's audiovisual collections and tips about preserving your own family recordings

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April 19, 2017
9:00 - 12:00
$35.00
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