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$11,250 Grant Award to Preserve Films

FMH&S has been awarded a $11,250 grant from the National Film Preservation Foundation to preserve part of the 16mm film collection taken by George L.K. Morris in the 1930's. The Foundation grants target rare films such as silent films and films of unsusual sites receiving little media coverage.  FMH&S has accomplished the goal of digitizing the entire film collection comprising 38, 16mm films and the digital copies have been shared with the public in several exhibits over the years, including this year's entitled See Their World featuring never-before-seen footage from South and Central America and Switzerland.  The grant will enable FMH&S to preserve films deteriorating from vinegar syndrome that were too fragile to digitize and view by creating film-film copies of these three films, the best practice in the industry.