New, Free Online Exhibit Showcases a Century of Texas Media Discoveries

Top Quote SCENIC ROUTE: DISCOVERIES IN TEXAS FILM AND VIDEO, a new web exhibit from the Texas Archive of the Moving Image, offers a guided tour of highlights from the Texas Film Round-Up in celebration of the pioneering program's tenth anniversary. End Quote
  • Austin-San Marcos, TX (1888PressRelease) February 06, 2019 - The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is pleased to announce its newest web exhibit, SCENIC ROUTE: DISCOVERIES IN TEXAS FILM & VIDEO,, a guided tour through ten years of TAMI’s media preservation.

    In 2018, TAMI celebrated the tenth anniversary of the Texas Film Round-Up, a pioneering community archives program presented in partnership with the Texas Film Commission. The first of its kind in the nation, the Film Round-Up travels across the state to provide free digitization for Texas-related films and videotapes, including home movies, industrial films, educational films, advertisements, local television, and other audio-visual materials.

    TAMI has traveled 16,000+ miles and amassed 40+TB of digital video since the program’s launch, hosting more than 30 Round-Ups at locations that include Abilene, Alpine, Amarillo, Austin, Bastrop County, Beaumont, Brownsville, Collin County, Columbus, Corpus Christi, Dallas, El Paso, Fort Bend County, Fort Worth, Galveston, Houston, Killeen, Longview, Lubbock, Marshall, Midland, Nacogdoches, Odessa, San Angelo, San Antonio, and Tyler.

    “After ten years traveling across the state, we are excited to debut an exhibit that showcases some of our most exciting discoveries! Partnering with hundreds of individuals and organizations, we have enabled decades of old film and video to move again to offer a brand new look at Lone Star history,” said TAMI’s Executive Director, Dr. Caroline Frick.

    SCENIC ROUTE: DISCOVERIES IN TEXAS FILM & VIDEO,, is your roadmap to Texas, by region, time period, topic, and more. “Want to understand what it means to be a Texan? This is your turnpike to the Texas experience, from the 1910s to the 2000s,” says exhibit curator Katharine Austin. “I hope viewers see the value of TAMI’s preservation work and are inspired to help us discover more Texas stories.”

    The Texas Archive of the Moving Image (TAMI) is an independent non-profit organization founded in 2002 to discover, preserve, make accessible, and serve community interest in Texas’ moving image heritage. By partnering with institutions and individuals across the state, TAMI digitizes and provides web access to thousands of moving images that offer insight into Texas history and culture. To learn more about TAMI, visit

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