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Rescuing Film: Preserving the Robert Gessner Collection


In 1934, Jewish American writer Robert Gessner traveled to Europe and the Middle East, where he filmed at least ten reels documenting Jewish life. In 2014, his son donated the film to the Museum. In this episode of Curators Corner, film archivist Lindsay Zarwell shares some of the images he captured and explains how our colleagues at Colorlab and Video and Film Solutions helped us restore and preserve this very rare footage.

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