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Video Archive Master Class with Yvonne Ng

Join us for a free, public master class with Yvonne Ng, the Senior Archivist at WITNESS, an international nonprofit organization that supports activists using video and technology to protect human rights.The masterclass is part of the 2019 Summer Institute at York University andArchive/Counter-Archive, Janine Marchessault’s SSHRC Partnership Grant project.
Yvonne Ng is an audiovisual archivist and has been part of the WITNESS team since 2009. In collaboration with WITNESS regional leads, she trains and supports partners on collecting, managing, and preserving video documentation for human rights advocacy and evidence. She develops training resources related to archiving and preservation, such as the groundbreaking Activists’ Guide to Archiving Video. Ng also manages WITNESS’s own archive of human rights video.
Outside of WITNESS, Ng currently serves on the Board of Directors for the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), on the Advisory Boards of the Memory Lab Network and Documenting the Now, and as a Research Consultant for the Human Rights Investigations Lab at UC Berkeley. She regularly participates in international archiving fora and tweets on archival issues at @yvonne_yvonne.
Prior to joining WITNESS, Ng worked as a Research Fellow on the Preserving Digital Public Television Project, and at NYU Libraries, New York Public Library, and the Canadian Filmmakers’ Distribution Centre. Ng holds an MA in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from New York University, where she has also taught a course on Personal Digital Archiving. She holds a BA in Cinema Studies from the University of Toronto.

Archive/Counter-Archive is a SSHRC project led by Janine Marchessault, dedicated to researching and remediating audiovisual archives created by women, Indigenous Peoples, the LGBTQ2+ community, and immigrant communities. Political, resistant, and community-based, counter-archives disrupt conventional narratives and enrich our histories.
2019 Summer Institute: Archive/Counter-Archives is convened by Philip Hoffman, Janine Marchessault, and Michael Zryd. Free and public screenings, panels, and master classes will be held at the TIFF Bell Lightbox and York University, and will feature special guests such as Matthias Müller, Ali Kazimi, Yvonne Ng, and Suzanne Morrisette. Visit here for details:


May 21 2019


2:00 pm - 4:00 pm


Nat Taylor Cinema, York University @ N102 Ross Building, Toronto, Ontario
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