TITLE: Packard Campus Gift Ushers in New Era for Audio-Visual Conservation
EVENT DATE: 2007/07/26
FORMAT: Video + Captions
RUNNING TIME: 33 minutes
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David Woodley Packard, president of the Packard Humanities Institute (PHI), officially transfered the new Packard Campus -- Audio-Visual Conservation, a state-of-the-art facility dedicated to the preservation of the nation's moving images and recorded sound heritage, at a signing ceremony on Capitol Hill. The program for the conveyance of the largest-ever private gift to the U.S. legislative branch of government included top congressional leaders, the Librarian of Congress and the Architect of the Capitol. Internationally acclaimed baritone and scholar Thomas Hampson, who, in his performances, encourages Americans of all ages to explore the vast music collections of the Library, performed at the celebration.