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Free Conference on ARCHIVAL MATERIALS AND THEIR ROLE IN CONSERVING IDENTITY

25 Mar 2014 12:00 PM | Anonymous member

FREE CONFERENCE ON ARCHIVAL MATERIALS AND THEIR ROLE IN CONSERVING IDENTITY            

AUGUSTA - The Holocaust and Human Rights Center (HHRC) and the Maine Jewish Film Festival (MJFF) will present a free conference entitled The Role of Archive in Restoring and Conserving Identity on Tuesday, March 25th, from 12:00 – 9:00 PM, at the Michael Klahr Center.

This dynamic conference - open to students, professionals and the general public - will encourage discussion on the critical role archive plays in both social and cultural contexts.

Whether family photos, official documents, newsreel or home movies, archive materials are invaluable to both the individual and a society’s identity. Who gathers these materials and how are they catalogued, preserved and made accessible to the public? Presenters Karan Sheldon (Northeast Historic Film), Magnus Gertten and Lennart Strom (Auto Images), Diane Afoumado (US Holocaust Memorial Museum), and Sharon Rivo (National Center for Jewish Film at Brandeis) will answer these questions and further the discourse on the role of archive management.

The day will conclude with a screening of the new documentary Harbour of Hope, which features archival footage filmed on April 28, 1945undefinedthe day several hundreds of concentration camp survivors came to Malmö, Sweden on ships from Copenhagen.

This conference is made possible through the support of the Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies and will be held at the Michael Klahr Center on the University of Maine at Augusta campus, home to the HHRC. The conference is free, but advance registration is strongly recommended. To register, please call 207-621-3530 or email betsy.spekke@maine.edu. FMI visit the calendar page at hhrc.uma.edu.

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