Erica Titkemeyer


Erica Titkemeyer received her Master of Arts degree in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation from NYU’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2013. Her focus has primarily been in conducting audiovisual collection assessments and promoting digital initiatives in institutions collecting moving images and audio, including Anthology Film Archives, the Library Special Collections at the American Museum of Natural History, Tulane University’s Hogan Jazz Archive, and the New York Public Library. She has also held positions as a contract grant-writer for film preservation projects, and as an archival footage consultant on a documentary titled American Communion, focused on the transformation of the US combat veteran, from Vietnam to Afghanistan.  


As the NDSR resident hosted by the Smithsonian Institution Archives, she is documenting the specialized requirements that time-based media art imposes on a trustworthy digital repository, with plans to produce best practices and implementation guidance, and to participate in the application of these practices in archives and museums across the Smithsonian.