Current Memberships Include

Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA)

AMIA is an international, individual based, non-profit professional association established to advance the field of moving image archiving. This goal is achieved by fostering co-operation among individuals and organisations concerned with the acquisition, cataloguing, conservation, restoration, exhibition and use of all kind of moving image materials.


Member since 2001.

Director of the Board for two terms, from December 2012 to November 2016.

Former co-chair with Brigitte Paulowitz (Kinemathek Lichtspiel Bern) and Kara Van Malssen (AVPreserve) of the International Outreach Committee; former co-chair with Kate Murray (NARA) of the Preservation Committee; and former co-chair with Rachel Del Gaudio (Library of Congress) of the Nitrate Committee.

International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)

FIAF brings together the world’s leading institutions in the field of moving picture heritage.


Individual supporter since 2023.

Corresponding member of the Technical Commission from 1999 to 2016, until exclusion by Céline Ruivo.

Schweizerischer Verband für Konservierung und Restaurierung (SKR/SCR)


Member since 2003.

Former member of the association’s disaster planning and recovery task force.

Co-organiser with Kristina Blaschke, Salome Guggenheimer and Karin von Lerber of the 2010 annual conference: “Konservierungs- und Restaurierungsethik im beruflichen Alltag / L’éthique de la conservation et de la restauration au quotidien / L’etica della conservazione e del restauro al quotidiano”.

Former Memberships Include

Albanian Cinema Project (ACP)

Due to the nearly 50 year long regime of dictator Enver Hoxha, Albania remained cut off from the rest of the world until 1990. Most Albanian films made before 1991 were never translated into another language and were rarely screened outside of Albania. Since 2012, the Albanian Cinema Project has worked to change this fact, bringing a “new” national cinema to international screens.

We are forging alliances with media archives throughout the Western Balkans to build regional partnerships to promote long-term preservation of the region’s audiovisual heritage, and ongoing education for archives professionals.


Board member from 2012 to 2017.

Fernseh- und Kinotechnische Gesellschaft e.V. (FKTG)


Member from 2003 to 2022.

SouthEast Asia-Pacific AudioVisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA)

SEAPAVAA is an association of organisations and individuals involved in, or interested in the development of audio-visual archiving in the countries of Southeast Asia (the ten member nations of ASEAN), Australasia (Australia and New Zealand) and the Pacific Islands (Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia). It particularly aims to promote audio-visual archiving and to preserve and provide access to the region’s rich audio-visual heritage.


Associate individual member from 2007 to 2017.

The Fellow’s Circle conferred to him a 2023 SEAPAVAA Fellowship Award.