Audiovisual Preservation Exchange Ghana is an ongoing initiative of New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) M.A. Program. Since 2008, the initiative has aimed to promote Ghanaian audiovisual archives through collaboration and knowledge exchange between Ghanaian archivists, MIAP students and faculty, and our respective affiliated professional networks. Over the years the exchange has produced a variety of exciting activities: workshops for local practitioners in Ghana and abroad, internship placements for MIAP student interns at Ghanaian institutions, at least one Fulbright Fellowship, and the creation of an audio digitization lab at the University of Ghana’s Institute for African Studies Archive. These activities have resulted increased access to Ghanaian audiovisual heritage for teaching, learning, and scholarship, both today and in the future.
This sustainability of this program would not be possible without the generous support of the following:
- NYU Department of Cinema Studies
- NYU Tisch School of the Arts Office of the Dean
- NYU Global Research Initiatives Program of the Office of the Provost
- NYU Diversity Initiatives Program of the Office of the Provost
- Jim Lindner