Up Close and Personal with the Gladzor Gospels

A few weeks ago, I had the opportunity to see some of the most beautiful illuminations from the Gladzor Gospels magnified in incredible detail.  Part of my job as Loans Coordinator is to make sure our Head of Conservation, Chela Metzger, inspects the physical condition of all items that might go out on loan to other institutions for exhibits.  In this case, Chela was testing the paint consolidation on a few of the leaves from the Gladzor Gospels in preparation for a potential loan in 2018.

Amazing Projects from the Audiovisual Preservation Exchange in Spain

For the past ten years, the Audiovisual Preservation Exchange program has been coordinated by graduate students and professors of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program (MIAP) to foster international collaboration and hands-on preservation projects with a variety of archives and collections.

When Frank Lloyd Wright Asks You to Buy Him a Camera, You Do It

Blog post by Maggie Hughes and Kelly Kress

June 8th, 2017 marked the 150th anniversary of Frank Lloyd Wright’s birth. In celebration, we’d like to highlight one of his best known works in Los Angeles, the Hollyhock House, with photographs taken in 1928 by Willard Morgan, from the Barbara and Willard Morgan Papers (Collection 2278).

Preserving Radio Broadcasts in Cuba

How do you transport over 140 pounds of supplies and equipment to Cuba to digitize nearly 70 year-old radio broadcasts that were recorded on an extremely fragile format, without the luxury of shipping services and with limited Internet access at your destination for troubleshooting?

Research. Planning. More planning. And developing some mad roadie packing skills.