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News & Events

October 18, at noon

From the Vaults: The Cuban Missile Crisis

National Archives, Washington, DC

A selection of films from the holdings of the National Archives including One Week in October (1964) and Conversation With the President (1962).

October 19, 9 a.m.

2012 A Preservation Odyssey: Paths to the Future

National Archives, Washington, DC

This conference addresses how new challenges and opportunities are shaping preservation strategies. David M. Rubenstein will give the keynote address. Program speakers include Beth Doyle of Duke University Libraries, Brad Lawrence of the Kennedy Space Center, John Faundee of the United States Geological Survey; and senior staff from NARA's Preservation Programs. Standard registration is $125.00 and student registration is $75.00. See more information.

October 19, at 7 p.m.

Preserving Grain, Presenting Pixels: Film Preservation and Restoration in the Digital Age

National Archives, Washington, DC

A panel including Josef Linder, Preservation Officer for the Academy Film Archive, and Christina Kovac and Bryce Lowe, Motion Picture Preservation Specialists at the National Archives, will discuss the Academy’s Science and Technology Council study, The Digital Dilemma, and present examples from their latest projects. This program is presented by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts & Sciences in partnership with the Charles Guggenheim Center for the Documentary Film and the Foundation for the National Archives.

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McGowan Theater

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