Mellon Foundation: “No Time for Radio Silence on Audio Visual Media Preservation”
Given the urgency and magnitude of the need to preserve the nation’s audiovisual heritage, two federal funding agencies—the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) and the Institute for Library and Museum Services (IMLS)—have provided substantial support to the nation’s libraries and archives. Not only have they provided direct grants but also, in doing so, they have sent a clear and compelling message about the national interest in a concerted preservation effort that joins cultural and educational institutions with federal arts, humanities, and science agencies, commercial companies, and private philanthropy.
The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation, as one of those philanthropies has made a substantial commitment in recent years to audiovisual preservation through grants that (1) encourage the creation of tools and services that a wide variety of institutions can utilize and deploy and (2) identify and support the most urgent collection preservation needs within the United States. To the right is a list of examples of Mellon Foundation grants that intersect, support, and amplify the work of the NEH and IMLS.
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