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The Grammy Museum Case Study

With a collection that spans personal objects, vintage recordings in a variety of media, and live concert footage, the Grammy Museum in Los Angeles faced a challenge in archiving, preserving, and displaying all its assets. With Iron Mountain’s technological and archive expertise, the museum has developed practices to preserve and showcase its varied holdings.

“Having Iron Mountain as one of our partners allows us to do many things… What it’s given us is the ability to use their technological and media expertise to elevate and upgrade what we do here.” 

Bob Santelli

Executive Director, The Grammy Museum

USC School of Cinematic Arts Case Study

The USC School of Cinematic Arts has been an incubator for some of Hollywood’s most-renowned filmmakers and artists, as well as playing an ongoing role as the steward of a rich legacy of historical materials. With a variety of media in its collection – including physical objects, film, tape, and original manuscripts – USC turned to Iron Mountain to help with the preservation and maintenance of its rich assets. With Iron Mountain as a partner, USC continues to be a leader in the preservation of cinema’s rich legacy.

“Many families have chosen to place their papers with us, the memorabilia that they have collected over the years. We want to keep those safe because … we see it as part of our responsibility to preserve that past and to preserve those legacies.” 

Elizabeth Daley

Dean, School of Cinematic Arts, University of Southern California

Corbis Corporation Case Study

The Bettmann Archive contains some of the world’s most recognizable photographic images – from Marilyn Monroe to Rosa Parks to a work crew perched on a girder above New York City. When Corbis Images acquired the Bettmann Archive in 1995, the challenge was to provide access for Corbis’ client base to this historic trove of images. Working with Iron Mountain, Corbis was able to manage the digitizing and archiving efforts for this massive collection and provide worldwide access to this rich legacy of historically significant visual images.

“The Bettmann Archive contains 11 million images … We were challenged with preserving the collection and providing access to it. The partnership that was created with Iron Mountain enables us to achieve that.” 

Ann Hartman

Manager of Library and Records Management, Corbis

Digitization & Media Migration

Iron Mountain’s expertise in asset ingestion and digital archive management means that your archive will always be up-to-date and safeguarded. Learn more

Safeguard Your Assets

Iron Mountain has a rich history of preserving and safeguarding valuable archives with industry-leading security practices. Learn more about our secure facilities and chain-of-custody process.

Access Easily & Distribute Globally

An estate’s assets can provide personal connection, inspiration for future generations and financial security for a family - But only if these assets are accessible when needed. Learn more about how Iron Mountain can make your archive easy to access, browse and distribute – all within your control.

Restoring & Preserving

Iron Mountain specializes in full-service restoration and state-of-the-art preservation. Our experts have years of experience working with and restoring a wide variety of media and physical objects. Learn more


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