Criss Austin

Criss Austin is the Supervisor of the Motion Picture Preservation Lab at the National Archives and Records Administration (NARA). Over the course of her career she has overseen preservation and digital restoration projects including Nine From Little Rock, A Year Toward Tomorrow, With the Marines at Tarawa, The Negro Soldier, Let There Be Light, and The March. In addition to completing digital preservation of William Wyler’s outtakes from The Memphis Belle: Story of a Flying Fortress she conducted forensic scanning of the Iwo Jima flag raising footage to assist in determining the identity of the Marines, and completed digital restoration of Eva Braun’s home movies. She is an active participant in multiple moving image professional organizations and in creating technical guidelines for archives, libraries, and museums. She holds degrees from Oberlin College, The Nottingham Trent University, and The L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation.

Participation in Events

Advanced Digitization


Wednesday, 20.03.2019, 09:30 to Friday, 22.03.2019, 16:00

Consortium Meeting


Tuesday, 23.02.2021, 15:00 to Wednesday, 24.02.2021, 19:00

Unfolding the Visual History of the Holocaust through American Liberation Footage


Thursday, 08.04.2021, 13:00 to Thursday, 08.04.2021, 14:30

Reconsidering Representations of the Holocaust – Digital Curation, Evidence and Remembrance Through the VHH Project


Tuesday, 12.10.2021, 16:00 to Tuesday, 12.10.2021, 17:30

Participation in Videos

Unfolding the Visual History of the Holocaust through American Liberation Footage (3/4)

Thursday, 08.04.2021

Curatorial Challenges and Policies of Access to Europe’s Darkest Heritage

Tuesday, 26.04.2022

Film digitization expert
National Archives at College Park, 8601 Adelphi Road
College Park, MD 20740 – USA