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We always knew that our years of practice would eventually take us to Carnegie Hall.
In 2011, during its 120th anniversary season, Carnegie Hall began an organization-wide initiative to equip the Hall to better engage 21st-century audiences. In addition to the renovation of its facilities, commissions of new musical works, and the creation of the National Youth Orchestra of the USA, Carnegie Hall began a wide scale digitization of its archival materials, embarking on an exciting new chapter for the Archives.
The digitization initiative emerged as a result of a collection assessment completed by AVP in 2010. AVP’s assessment identified a need for upgraded infrastructure to improve the longevity of the Hall’s assets and enable expanded access for the staff and patrons, including digitized programs and performance documents, photographs, videos and born-digital content.