08/15/2014 11:07 am ET Updated Aug 15, 2014

MoMA and The Warhol announce digitization of complete Andy Warhol film collection

NEW YORK, NY.- Hundreds of Warhol's films, many never before seen by the public, will be converted to digital format through a new partnership announced by The Warhol, The Museum of Modern Art, and MPC, a global leader in VFX (visual effects) and a Technicolor company. The project will once again make accessible approximately 500 titles that Warhol made between 1963 and 1972, but withdrew from circulation more than 40 years ago. Nearly 1,000 rolls of original 16mm film will be digitally scanned, frame by frame, and converted into high resolution (2K) images. The scanning, which will begin in August 2014, will take several years to complete as the process is delicate. However, once completely digitized, the entire collection of Warhol films will be available for public screening.