Formal, university-accredited training in audiovisual archiving is relatively new: emerging only in the mid-1990s, it is at last complementing on-the-job training and helping to provide audiovisual archivists with a distinctive professional identity. Supported by a growing literature, and with a distinctive ethical and philosophical base, these new courses are offering a comprehensive practical and theoretical grounding, and a frame of reference. Comparable post-graduate training has been available to their colleagues in libraries, museums and document archives for decades. 

As the global need for professional education and training of AV archivists grows, Ray Edmondson is asked both to design courses for specific clients and to play a role in existing courses in various parts of the world. Commitments in recent years have included:
  • Annual visiting tutor at the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, George Eastman House, Rochester NY (USA) and the M.A. in Film Archiving program at University of East Anglia, Norwich (UK)
  • Visiting lecturer in postgraduate archivists’ courses at the University of Texas, Austin (USA)
  • Author and tutor of the foundationalsubject in the Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Archiving course offered by Charles Sturt University, Wagga Wagga. Unique in its field, this course is taught by distance learning.
  • Tutor in the materials conservation course, Grabungstechnik an der FHTW, Berlin (Germany)
  • Visiting lecturer in the Masters’ program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation at New York University, NY (USA)
  • Visiting tutor in the Masters’ program Preservation and presentation of the moving image at the Universiteit van Amsterdam (Netherlands)

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ARCHIVE ASSOCIATES Pty Ltd. Ray Edmondson (Director)

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