We are excited to provide a unique opportunity for ARLISians:
Library of Congress’s Packard Campus for the National Audio-Visual Conservation Center in Culpeper, Virginia. Located 90 minutes from DC, the tour will be an in-depth, behind the scenes look at this state-of-the art Audio-Visual Conservation center. At the Packard Campus the Library of Congress acquires, preserves and provides access to the world’s largest and most comprehensive collection of films, television programs, radio broadcasts, and sound recordings. The tour of the campus will include the cold storage vaults, the robots that facilitate the video digitization, massive data storage facilities, and the conservation labs. A 206-seat theater houses a state-of-the-art projection booth capable of showing everything from nitrate film to modern digital cinema. Box lunches will be served at the Packard Campus. Maximum Participants:
$75, includes lunchAccessibility:
All participants will be on their feet (walking /standing) for the duration of the tour.Transportation:
Transportation will be by bus. Loading and unloading takes place at the hotel’s 10th Street NW entrance, on 10th Street NW between H Street NW and G Street NW. The bus for this tour will leave at 8:45am. Please meet the tour shepherd near the 10th street hotel entrance 15 minutes prior to departure.