The AMIA is a nonprofit international association dedicated to the preservation and use of moving image media.AMIA’s aim is to advance the field of moving image archiving by fostering cooperation among individuals and organizations concerned with the acquisition, description, preservation, exhibition and use of moving image materials. The main objectives are to:
Provide a regular means of exchanging information, ideas, and assistance;
Take responsible positions on archival matters moving images;
Encourage public awareness of and interest in the preservation and use of moving images as an important educational, historical and cultural resource;
Promote moving image archival activities;
Develop and promote professional standards and practices for moving image archival materials;
Stimulate and facilitates research on archival matters affecting moving images.
Provide a regular means of exchanging information, ideas, and assistance; foster collaboration. Support education and professional development.
Organize the annual Conference;
Develop /host workshops, screenings, and advanced technical symposia;
Publish AMIA’s semi-annual journal, the moving image, and the quarterly AMIA Newsletter;
Establishe and administer scholarship, fellowship, internship and visiting archivist programs;
Moving Image Collections Project (PIC), the purpose of which is to provide archivists, educators and the general public with the ability to discover, and locate moving images from repositories around the world;
Promote professional standards and practices;
Stimulate and facilitate research on matters affecting moving image archives;
Manage AMIA-L and AMIA-Member;
Collaborate with appropriate institutions/organizations to design/promote/implement national moving image preservation policies and plans.