Shelf containing film rolls

George Eastman House Exchange 2010

Staff exchange itinerary
 Darren Weinert
NFSA staff member Darren Weinert

Last Friday I left Canberra for New York to participate in the NFSA/George Eastman House (GEH) Exchange Program.

As well as George Eastman House, Rochester, NY, I’ll visit the International Centre for Photography and the Metropolitan Museum of Art , then the Library of Congress Audio-Visual Conservation Centre in Culpeper, Virginia.

At the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation I’ll be attending classes including Digital Restoration Practices, Hands-on Film Repair and Print Evaluation. I’ll tour the facilities at GEH, meeting with the expert staff and conducting research in the film and stills preservation and digitisation areas.


From 16th of May I will be taking part in a week long course at the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Centre, Culpeper, Virginia as part of the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation.

The back to GEH for a few days to meet with Doug Ishimura, Research Scientist at the Image Permanence Institute, Rochester Institute of Technology before heading to New York where I have arranged visits to the photographic and digitisation area of the Metropolitan Museum of Art as well as the International Centre for Photography.

I’ll be describing my experiences, notes and photographs in this blog as I continue my journey and welcome any comments, questions or advice anyone may have.