Powwows are large social gatherings of Native Americans who follow traditional dances started centuries ago by their ancestors, and which continually evolve to include contemporary aspects. These events of drum music, dancing, singing, artistry and food, are attended by Natives and non-Natives, all of whom join in the dancing and take advantage of the opportunity to see old friends and teach the traditional ways to a younger generation. Repository: National Museum of the American Indian

Projection & Technical Presentation Committee

Chairs: Rebecca Hall and Genevieve Havemeyer-King

The Projection and Technical Presentation Committee promotes, encourages and facilitates the highest possible technical standards in the public presentation of archival moving images and related audio.

This work encompasses the provision of and support for education and training, a role in the development of relevant technical standards and an emphasis on technical presentation practices that most effectively communicate the integrity of original works and, if applicable, preservation and restoration work that has been carried out on them.

The committee seeks to facilitate dialog between programmers, curators and projectionists, encouraging projection to be seen as an integral element of archival curatorship.