Millard Schisler is a photograph and media conservator, with an extensive background in teaching. He holds an MFA from the Visual Studies Workshop in Rochester, New York. He also completed the two-year Certificate Program in Photographic Preservation held at the George Eastman House. He later taught historical photographic processes for three years in the same program. He was a professor at the School of Photographic Arts and Sciences and School of Print Media at the Rochester Institute of Technology from 1996 to 2006, where he was actively involved in teaching during the transition of traditional to digital photography. Mr. Schisler moved back to Brazil in 2006 and became the Director of Preservation of the Cinemateca Brasileira (Brazilian Film Institute), where he was heavily involved in the preservation of all types of media in analog and digital formats, from 2007 to 2012.
In the last ten years, he has worked as a lecturer and consultant on many different projects in the field of organization, preservation, and digitization of photographic collections and moving images, and becoming largely concerned and active with the preservation of born-digital materials, mainly digital photographs and the field of digital preservation.