Walter Forsberg

Walter Forsberg (Curator, Audiovisual Media Preservation Initiative, Smithsonian Libraries and Archives, (Enable Javascript to see the email address)) works with collections in audiovisual conservation and production and holds an M.A. in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation (MIAP) from NYU, where he teaches as an Adjunct Professor. His films and videos have screened internationally at the Sundance, Rotterdam, and Toronto film festivals, and he has worked as an Archival Producer on documentary projects for the National Film Board of Canada and the New York Times. From 2014-2018, he founded the Media Conservation and Digitization unit at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of African American History and Culture in Washington, DC. An advocate for community archiving approaches, two public audiovisual digitization projects designed and initiated by Walter have been awarded the National Digital Stewardship Alliance’s “Innovative Project” award (2014’s XFR STN and 2019’s Great Migration Home Movie Project). He is an active member of the Laboratorio Experimental de Cine in Mexico City, and Member-at-Large of XFR Collective in New York.