The Hennepin History Museum – located in Minneapolis, Minnesota – recently partnered with Saving Tape Media Conversion in the digital scanning and archiving of recently discovered 16mm film footage from the Minneapolis Aquatennial, circa 1943. The footage represents a critical missing link in the museum’s film footage.
The Hennepin History Museum is the leading archivist of historical 16mm & 8mm movie film, as well as photographs related to the Minneapolis Aquatennial. Having the movie film scanned as HD digital movies will allow for easy distribution, web posting and incorporation into future public exhibits. Curators are currently assessing their entire archive of 16mm film, 8mm film, video and audio tape as preparation for digital conversion. Digital transfer of all these media are critical in order to avoid certain loss and degradation of the analog media over time.