Community Archiving Workshop

Recollection Wisconsin is one of three national anchor sites for the Community Archiving Workshop Regional Training of Trainers (TOT) program, supported by a grant from the Institute of Museum and Library Services. The Community Archiving Workshop (CAW) is a project of the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA) designed to address the challenge of obsolescence in audiovisual collections. TOT programs are also being hosted by California Revealed, an initiative of the California State Library, and the Metropolitan Government Archives at the Nashville Public Library in Tennessee.

In July 2019, staff from regional partner institutions gathered in Madison to receive hands-on training from audiovisual archivists Amy Sloper (Harvard Film Archive) and Jeff Martin (Chicago-based moving image archivist and time-based art conservator), covering the essentials of care and preservation of film, video and audio collections. In Spring 2020, each regional partner will host a local Community Archiving Workshop to jump-start the preservation of a Wisconsin audiovisual collection.


Regional Partners


Institute of Museum and Library Services