Every year the public proposes films for consideration to the National Film Registry of the U.S. Library of Congress. In 2022, 6,865 titles were submitted and two of the 25 films added included films featuring the work of two Baltimore legends: John Waters' Hairspray (1988) and Cab Calloway's Home Movies (1948-1951). There are now 850 … Continue reading Baltimorean Additions to the National Film Registry
Meet MARMIA’s AV Archivist
This blog post was written by MARMIA’s Audiovisual Archivist, Joana Stillwell. Joana joined MARMIA as our first official staff member in June of 2021. We are so thrilled to have her on the MARMIA Team and for you to meet her! Joana at MARMIA’s office at Impact Hub, Baltimore. Hello! My name is Joana Stillwell … Continue reading Meet MARMIA’s AV Archivist
Remote Summer 2021 Intern: Work Overview
This blog post was written by MARMIA’s 2021 Remote Summer Intern from Ryerson University, Iris Robinson. Iris lives in Canada and remotely worked this May-August on making our WJZ-TV Collection and our home movie collections more accessible. This summer, I had the opportunity to complete a remote internship at MARMIA over the course of 12 … Continue reading Remote Summer 2021 Intern: Work Overview
Focusing on Film: Inspection and Repair
This blog post was written by MARMIA’s 2021 Summer Intern from NYU’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation MA program, Mike Stetz. Mike is a Baltimore native who spent this June-August working on our collections both in-person at our Impact Hub office and remotely. This past summer I had the pleasure to intern here at MARMIA … Continue reading Focusing on Film: Inspection and Repair
MARMIA’s Remote Summer Intern
This blog post was written by MARMIA’s 2021 Remote Summer Intern from Ryerson University, Iris Robinson (pictured below). Iris lives in Canada and has been remotely spending this May-August working on making our WJZ-TV Collection and our home movie collections more accessible. We are thrilled to have Iris join the MARMIA Team for the summer … Continue reading MARMIA’s Remote Summer Intern
Baltimore ’68 Riots & Unrest
50 years ago today marks the beginning of the 1968 riots and unrest in Baltimore City. On April 4, 1968, Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated in Memphis, Tennessee. On April 6, riots broke out in Baltimore. By April 12, 1968, the city had several deaths, many more injured, and an estimate of $8-10 million … Continue reading Baltimore ’68 Riots & Unrest
How Can You Help?
MARMIA needs assistance in fulfilling our mission to preserve and provide access to the U.S. Mid-Atlantic’s moving images and recorded sounds. Here are some ways you can help: Give money. This is the number one way you can make a direct, immediate difference. If you are able, please make a tax deductible donation to our … Continue reading How Can You Help?
Queer Interiors XFR STN
On January 28, 2017, MARMIA worked with artist Rahne Alexander, the Baltimore Museum of Art (BMA), and the XFR Collective (pronounced "transfer") to put on a day of video digitization in the BMA's exhibit, "Queer Interiors". From the BMA's website: "Queer Interiors is part of the BMA’s Commons Collaboration initiative, which commissions an artist and … Continue reading Queer Interiors XFR STN
The Sherwood Family Films
In about one month’s time, it will be Home Movie Day in Baltimore. It has been mentioned more than a few times at MARMIA that home movies are important documents of cultural heritage, not just for the family that it records but also for others who may never have met this family. This past spring … Continue reading The Sherwood Family Films
Baltimore’s 2015 Home Movie Day: Call for Entries
Baltimore's Home Movie Day this year will be held on October 25, 2015 at the Baltimore Museum of Art. Deadline for submissions is October 5. More info and submission form can be found here: CallforEntries-BMA-HMD-10-25-15
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