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NMAAHC Mobile Media Conservation Laboratory

Image of workers inside mobile media conservation lab

NMAAHC Mobile Media Conservation Lab
Since 2018, the National Museum of African American History and Culture has operated a mobile media conservation lab, traveling to communities across the country and providing conservation and digitization services for public and institutional audiovisual collections.

The museum's mobile unit provides capacity for 4K motion picture film scanning, video digitization, audio digitization, and an array of other media conservation activity.

The NMAAHC Mobile Media Conservation Lab is supported by the museum's Robert Frederick Smith Fund for the Digitization and Curation of African American History. Read more about these efforts, here.

Two staff look at wall of video monitors
Digitizing videotape inside mobile media lab
Computer and audiotape playback machine
Audio digitization workstation
Two workers scan and inspect motion picture film
Scanning film inside mobile lab
Staff worker at film scanning machine gives thumbs up to camera
Scanning film
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