AUSTIN, Texas—State-of-the-art techniques in film restoration and efforts to halt the loss of valuable old film footage will be among discussion highlights during a five-day celebration of Archives Week in Austin, scheduled for Oct. 11-15 at The University of Texas at Austin. The meetings are free and open to the public.
The celebration co-sponsored by the Student Chapter of the Society of American Archivists (SAA) at UT Austin, highlights national and local efforts to preserve a variety of historical treasures as well as icons of popular culture.
Film and video buffs interested in state-of-the-art techniques in film restoration may find interest in the 7:30 p.m. colloquium on Oct. 12. It will be led by Greg Lukow, director of the Moving Image Archive Studies Graduate Program at the University of California at Los Angeles. The colloquium will in Room 3.122 of the University Teaching Center, located just west of the Perry-Castaneda Library on 21st street and Speedway.
Instrumental in the restoration of such classics as Hal Roach/Pathe’s 1922 Our Gang, and Frederick Warde’s 1912 Richard III, Lukow is known as a leading authority on the vast treasure of America’s moving images and as exponent for active intervention against their deterioration.
Other free-to-the public events planned for Archives Week include “Fakes, Forgeries and Manuscripts,” a noon talk by Dr. David Gracy on Oct. 11, at the Harry Ransom Center, located at the northeast corner of 21st street and Guadalupe.
During the week, local archives, libraries and collections — including the Austin History Center, the Center for American History, the LBJ Presidential Library and the Texas State Archives — will provide additional tours for visitors.
For additional information, contact Sarah Jackson, president of the Student Chapter of SAA, (512) 231-1145 or visit the web site at www.archivesweek.webprovider.com