Andy Warhol Film Project

1980s. The Andy Warhol Film Project begins in the 1980s when the Whitney Museum and The Museum of Modern Art agree to collaborate on the largest archival research project in the history of American avant-garde cinema: to catalogue Warhol’s massive film collection, investigate its history, and preserve and re-release all the films in conjunction with a program of scholarly research and publication. Warhol himself gives his approval to the Whitney’s project and hands over his original films to MoMA for cataloguing and storage in 1984. The joint project is launched publicly in 1988 with the Whitney’s exhibition The Films of Andy Warhol and with MoMA’s release of thirteen newly preserved titles.