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Giovanna Fossati

EYE Filmmuseum / University of Amsterdam
Chief Curator / Professor
Giovanna Fossati is Professor of Film Heritage and Digital Film Culture at the University of Amsterdam where she has taught in the MA Preservation and Presentation of the Moving Image Program since it was established, in 2003. She is also the Chief Curator at EYE Filmmuseum (Amsterdam) where she supervises a collection of 50,000 titles. She is currently leading the research project The Sensory Moving Image Archive (SEMIA). Boosting Creative Reuse for Artistic Practice and Research.

Giovanna is the author of From Grain to Pixel: The Archival Life of Film in Transition (Amsterdam University Press, 2009 and 2011), co-author with Tom Gunning, Joshua Yumibe and Jonathon Rosen of Fantasia of Color in Early Cinema (Amsterdam University Press, 2015), and co-editor with Annie van den Oever of Exposing the Film Apparatus. The Film Archive as a Research Laboratory (Amsterdam University Press, 2016). She is currently working on the edited volume The Colour Fantastic. Chromatic Worlds of Silent Cinema and on a revised version of From Grain to Pixel (both forthcoming in 2018).