The Walker Art Center’s Mediatheque: Enabling Open Access to the Archive Within A Cinema Experience – 31

Anthony Tran, Walker Art Center, USA

Championing new forms of cinema, celebrating the masters of the past, and engaging with audiences have always been fundamental values of the Walker’s Moving Image department. This tradition continues with the launch of the Mediatheque, a new onsite screening environment that invites visitors to screen their own selection of titles from the Ruben/Bentson Moving Image Collection. This project is the culmination of several years in the making. The Mediatheque merges both the on-demand, modern culture of selecting movies with the classic, immersive cinema experience.