Annual Report 2010: Preservation

In 2010 BAVC’s preservation department continued ongoing preservation work for our longtime partners at The Kitchen and The Exploratorium while engaging other incredible work from the SFMOMA, Hampshire College, Stanford University, Sitka National Park, Video Data Bank, Appalshop, Pacific Film Archive, Chip Lord, The Poetry Center at SFSU, and the Center for Asian American Media.

BAVC’s Preservation team also continued its in-depth collaboration with the Dance Heritage Coalition (DHC), developing a trusted digital repository called the Secure Media Network (SMN). In 2010 Phase 1 of the project was released and is now being used as the Preservation department at BAVC preserves and digitizes the remainder of the first 100 video assets to be placed in the SMN and made accessible for historians, educators, choreographers and dancers in the DHC community.

Angelo Sacerdote, BAVC’s Preservation Program Manager gave presentations of the SMN prototype to the Corporation for Public Broadcasting, at the National Dance Heritage Leadership Forum and at the Andrew W. Mellon Symposium on Technical Conservation Issues of Time Based Media. At the end of 2011 we bid farewell to Angelo as he went on to open a pie shop in Petaluma, and welcomed Moriah Ulinskas, BAVC’s former director of Next Gen Programs as the Director of Preservation.