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Amye McCarther

New Museum
Archivist
New York, New York
Amye McCarther is an archivist and media conservator at the New Museum in New York where she oversees the museum’s archival and preservation programs including the Digital Archive Oral History Initiative and Archives Fellowship program. Her previous experience includes audiovisual archiving digital preservation and film restoration for the Merce Cunningham Trust Robert Rauschenberg Foundation Whitney Museum of American Art Harry Ransom Center Menil Collection and the Texas Archive of the Moving Image as well as work with artists’ archives for the Judd Foundation the Joan Mitchell Foundation’s CALL Project and DiverseWorks ArtSpace. She is the co-founder of the Andrus Studios Archive a project to preserve Houston’s underground music culture of the 1960s-70s. Her audiovisual preservation projects have received grant funding from the Andy Warhol Foundation’s Idea Fund and the Council on Library and Information Resources (CLIR). Amye is the Director of Programming for the Archivists Round Table of Metropolitan New York (ART), where she organizes public programs, workshops, and symposia, and has several articles forthcoming in the new digital edition of ART’s bi-annual publication, the Metropolitan Archivist. She is also the co-coordinator of the Solo Art Information Professionals Special Interest Group of the Art Libraries Society of North America (ARLIS/NA). She is a member of the AIC’s Electronic Media Group and has attended the EMG specialty sessions at every annual meeting since 2014. She has also presented and moderated at conferences including the Association of Recorded Sound Collections, Amigos Library Service, and ARLIS/NA.