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NMAAHC Media Conservation Laboratory

Film scanner and inspection bench in laboratory room

NMAAHC Media Conservation Laboratory
Located adjacent to the Washington Monument on the National Mall, NMAAHC's Media Conservation Laboratory was founded with the museum's opening in 2016. Among its array of legacy media format technologies, it is also home to the Smithsonian's only motion picture film scanner.

Audio lab with equipment and shelving
Audio Remastering Suite
Gloved hands using device to measure film strip
Measuring motion picture film shrinkage
Gloved hands cleaning black videotape with white Pellon cloth
Cleaning open reel videotape with Pellon cloth
Audiotape player and equipment rack
Audio digitization equipment
Sticker reading: "Analog isn't easy"
"Analog isn't easy" - John Klacsmann
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