The Role of Archive in Restoring and Conserving Identity

Submitted by David

Join us in Augusta, Maine, on March 25, Noon

The Holocaust and Human Rights Center and the Maine Jewish Film Festival present a free conference on archive materials intended to inform and engage scholars, students, filmmakers and the general public in the critical role archive plays in a social and cultural context. 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 cataloged, preserved and made accessible to the public?

This conference is made possible through the support of the Bernard Osher Jewish Philanthropies and registration is free.

The conference will begin at 12:00 with a “Lunch and Learn” session discussing archive and archive sources in broad terms. Following lunch from 1:30 – 4:00 will be presentations by the conference participants.