Kelli Shay Hix (Northern Indiana > Chicago > Rochester > Nashville > D.C. > Nashville) is an audiovisual media conservator, curator, consultant, community archivist, and visual artist.
From 2015 - 2019 Kelli was lead archivist and project manager for the Smithsonian Institution’s pan-Institutional Audiovisual Collections survey and Audiovisual Preservation Readiness Assessment project.
She is the Southeastern United States project manager for the Community Archiving Workshop's Training of Trainers program, a project funded by the Institute of Museum and Library Services. She is the director of the Audiovisual Heritage Center, a regional archive which fosters community engagement and creative re-use of archival materials.
From 2006-2014 Kelli was archivist and curator of moving images at the Country Music Hall of Fame and Museum. From 2002-2006 she was film archivist at George Eastman Museum and taught film preservation at the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation in Rochester, New York. She has been a core member of the Community Archiving Workshop since 2013, a collective which jumpstarts grassroots media conservation for underserved communities and individual artists and collectors.