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Ryerson Masters in Film + Photo Preservation and Collections Management


Fueled by the dramatic changes taking place in the world of both photography and film with the advent and growth of digital technology, our master of arts (MA) program in Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management now offers specializations in both film and photo preservation. Our unique curriculum is developed and delivered by a range of specialists, from historians of photography and film to library and archival professionals. The two-year course of study will prepare graduates to meet the challenges faced by institutions and organizations that strive to manage, maintain and develop object- and digital-based collections.



Ryerson University’s Film Preservation and Collections Management Class of 2015 Presents:

Take Two: Reflecting on Toronto Filmmakers from 1965 to 1972

Ryerson Image Arts Building

Room 304: Film screenings and panel discussion

Room 310 IMA Gallery:  Film ephemera exhibition

122 Bond St (near Yonge & Dundas), Toronto, Ontario

Admission:  Free, seating provided on a first come, first served basis.

All films will be presented in their original 16mm film format.


Monday May 4th, 2015

Programme 1 - 6:00 pm

Animals in Motion by John Straiton (1968, 7 minutes)

Steam Ballet by John Straiton (1968, 4 minutes)

The Telephone Film by Betty Ferguson (1972, 14 minutes)

Standard Time by Michael Snow (1967, 8 minutes)

Black & White by Raphael Bendahan (1971, 8 minutes)

Rat Life and Diet in North America by Joyce Wieland (1968, 16 minutes)

Next to Me by Rick Hancox (1971, 5 minutes)

Intermission - 7:00 PM

Programme 2 - 7:30 PM

Rochdale College 1970 by Raphael Bendahan (1970, 21 minutes)

Wildwood Flower by Keewatin Dewdney (1971, 4 minutes)

Oddballs by Robert Fothergill (1966, 15 minutes)

Arnold by Keith Lock and Jim Anderson (1971, 13 minutes)

The Musical Chairs by Warren Collins (1969, 16 minutes)


Panel Discussion - 8:45 PM

A discussion about the films and the time period with Keith Lock, Robert Fothergill, and others.


Take Two, an event curated by the first cohort of the Film Preservation and Collections Management students at Ryerson University, surveys the emergence of independent filmmaking in Toronto between 1965 and 1972. The time period highlights the development of many distinct voices in both the artistic and student communities, which tended to cross-pollinate and inform each other. The goal of this event is to illustrate the context and development of these voices through two programs of short films, an exhibition of film ephemera from the time period, and a panel discussion with members of the artist and student communities, including Raphael Bendahan, Betty Ferguson, Robert Fothergill, Rick Hancox, and Keith Lock.

Please join us in celebrating this unique period of Toronto’s film history.



Ryerson University
350 Victoria Street,
Toronto, Ontario, Canada
M5B 2K3

Program Administrator 
Phone 416-979-5000, ext 4839

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Anne Cibola (right) and Samantha Ackerley (left) from the class of 2014 cohort at the Canadian Centre for Architecture for their summer 2013 internship.
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Laura Ramsey from the 2013 cohort at the Edward Burtynsky Studio for her summer 2012 internship.




New partners join Ryerson’s Film + Photography Preservation and Collections Management (F+PPCM) program; Program affiliation with George Eastman House ends.


Last year, Ryerson’s internationally-renowned program in Photographic Preservation and Collections Management (PPCM) added a new stream in Film Preservation. This year, its growth continues with the addition of new institutional partners who provide significant research opportunities for students in their second year. 

Starting January 2016, second year students may choose to do their residency in Toronto or they may opt for museums and archives further afield in cities that include Ottawa, Montreal, New York, Houston, Austin, Washington and Paris.  A full list of institutional partners will be announced here soon.

Our longstanding collaborator, George Eastman House (GEH) in Rochester, NY has decided to go forward by partnering more locally with the University of Rochester.  We have enjoyed working with GEH since the program’s inception in 2004, and wish them all the best.





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