About Us

The mission of the Association of Moving Image Archivists Student Chapter at the University of Amsterdam (AMIA-UvA) is to create a community of current and former students, industry professionals and others interested in moving image preservation. Through its activities, our student chapter aims to promote the exchange of ideas among its current and former members and between students and professionals. As the only AMIA student chapter based in Europe, we hope to foster relationships throughout the region and connect students in Europe with moving image archiving communities around the globe.

The AMIA-UvA student chapter is made up primarily of students in the Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image professional master’s programme (a.k.a. P&P). This 18-month programme combines history and theory with a professional internship in the field of moving image archiving and works closely with institutions like the EYE Film Institute and the Rotterdam International Film Festival.

This year’s executive committee is:

  • President: Cristina Kolozsvary
  • Vice-President: Sophie Tupholme
  • Secretary: John Jacobsen
  • Treasurer: Bea Harbour
  • Communications Lead: Olivia Harsan

Membership is open to any UvA student interested in developing skills and knowledge in moving image archiving. The AMIA student chapter at University of Amsterdam does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, disability, age, medical condition, ancestry, marital status, citizenship, or sexual orientation. The Association of Moving Image Archivists student chapter at the University of Amsterdam also prohibits sexual harassment. This non-discrimination policy covers organization membership, access to organization programs and activities, and the general treatment of members in the organization.

Meet some of our current members!

The Association of Moving Image Archivists is a non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials. AMIA supports several student chapters at schools with moving image archiving related programs as a way to enhance formal education by providing a forum for the discussion of archival issues and engaging students in professional activities.



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