Gregory Lukow is Chief of the Library of Congress National Audio-Visual Conservation Center, headquartered at the Packard Campus for Audio Visual Conservation in Culpeper, Virginia, where he oversees the world’s largest collection of moving images and sound recordings. Upon coming to the Library in 2001, Lukow represented LOC in overseeing the design, development and implementation of the newly constructed Packard Campus, guiding one of the Library’s most advanced technological undertakings to its opening in 2007. His responsibilities have also included the administration of the Library’s National Film Preservation Board and National Recording Preservation Board and the ongoing development, as mandated by the U.S. Congress, of national preservation plans for both moving images and sound recordings.
Prior to coming to the Library, Lukow worked for nine years as head of the American Film Institute’s National Center for Film and Video Preservation, where he oversaw all of the AFI’s national preservation programs. He has written and lectured widely on the history and preservation of American media, and has curated a number of film and video exhibitions that have appeared in festivals and museums across the country. Between 1985 and 1993, he was film critic for National Public Radio’s flagship station in Los Angeles, KCRW-FM. Lukow received his M.A. in Film and Television Studies from UCLA.
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