Love Our Collections: Film at the RIHS

  • February 8, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM
  • Eastern Standard Time

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The RIHS film collection features over 9 million feet of moving picture film. RIHS Moving Image and Audio Collection Archivist Alyssa Hefflin and Deputy Executive Director of Collections & Interpretation Richard Ring will discuss what it takes to care for such a large and fragile collection, with a focus on the labor process required to inspect, repair, and view what we have. Hefflin will also break down the specific collections and give a brief description of their history and differences.

This Virtual Talk is part one of our weekly Love Our Collections series.

Date & Time

Thu, Feb 8, 2024 12:00 PM - 1:00 PM

Rhode Island Historical Society

The Rhode Island Historical Society, the state's oldest and only statewide historical organization, is dedicated to honoring, interpreting and sharing Rhode Island's past to enrich the present and inspire the future. Founded in 1822, the RIHS is an advocate for history as a means to develop empathy and 21st  -century skills, using its historical materials and knowledge to explore topics of timeless relevance and public interest. As a Smithsonian Affiliate, it is dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible public programming and educational opportunities for all Rhode Islanders through its four sites: the John Brown House Museum, the Museum of Work & Culture, the Mary Elizabeth Robinson Research Center and the Aldrich House.