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Preserving America's Audio-Visual Heritage

June 17, 2014


State Dept Image/Jun 17, 2014/Culpeper, Virginia
Date: 06/17/2014 Location: Culpeper, Virginia Description: Foreign media visit the Library of Congress' National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia as part of a Washington Foreign Press Center tour on ''Preserving America's Audio-Visual Heritage.'' - State Dept Image

June 17, 2014; Culpeper, Virginia
Contact: Washington Foreign Press Center Technical Information Specialist Miriam Rider
Telephone: 202-504-6315; email: riderm2@state.gov

The Washington Foreign Press Center organized a  tour to the Library of Congress’ National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, Packard Campus in Culpeper, Virginia - home to the world’s largest audio-visual collection. The journalists learned about the Library’s ongoing efforts to preserve American cultural heritage and international collections through the acquisition, cataloging, and conservation of motion pictures, television programs, radio broadcasts, and sound recordings. The tour also included visits to conservation laboratories and vaults such as the Sound and Film Labs, Moving Image Vault, and the Digital Archive Data Center.