World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

27 October 2013
Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation

This is the official website, hosted by IASA on behalf of CCAAA (Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations), for the UNESCO 2013 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.

UNESCO logoUNESCO declared October 27 as the World Day for AV Heritage to raise awareness of the significance of AV documents and to draw attention to the need to safeguard them. Every year, activities are organized by different institutions worldwide around a theme to drum up interest in the event. More information

Message from the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova:
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The theme for 2013 is:
“Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation”


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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage eventsSaskatchewan Archives Digitizing Provincial Legislature RecordingsUCLA's Ethnomusicology Archive presents Archive HourNational Autonomous University of Mexico 35mm film screeningBiblioteca Yucatanense de la secretaria de cultura y la Fonoteca de Yucatán Adda NavarreteSpoken Word Open Day at University of West Indies, JamaicaJorge Tadeo Lozano University, Bogota, launches AV training scholarshipsSouthern Folklife Collection at University of North Carolina highlights digitised recordingsAssociation for Recorded Sound Collections adds new podcasts and a blog demonstrating importance of historical sound recordingsAVPreserve releases free tools to support digital preservationNew York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program presents: SurveillanceLibrary and Archives Canada's progress in preserving Canada’s AV documentary heritageAndorra's national archive produces a documentary and screeningBritish Library releases European music recordingsEstonia's film institutes organise a seminar on film as a historical sourceEvents at the Municipal Archive of Granollers, Catalonia, SpainEYE Film Instituut Nederland: public event and screeningsFilm Archive UK launches new websiteFonoteca Nazionale Svizzera warns of loss of audio heritageGirona's exhibitions and screeningsLatvia’s historical sound recordings – a new digital collection of the National Library of LatviaLithuanian Central State Archive presents virtual documentary cinema archivesMemoriav to hold a colloquium in Neuchâtel, SwitzerlandMusée du Léman, Nyon, Switzerland, exhibition and guided tourNational Library of Norway to hold film conferenceNetherlands Sound & Vision institute screens digitised historic filmRTÉ Archives, Dublin, highlights recent film acquisition"Shared Memory" conference at Istituto Luce Cinecittà, RomeValencia declares its broadcast archives as cultural treasuresVienna Phonogrammarchiv launching its first online exhibitionVojvodina Public Broadcasting Service's multimedia exhibitionEssex Sound and Video Archive selects a favourite itemNational Archives of Australia showcasing gems from its collection via social media sitesNational Film & Sound Archive of Australia launches The Vinyl LoungeNational Library of Australia celebrates with screening and talksNational Library of New Zealand publishes Maori translation of audio preservation guideBophana Center in Phnom Penh to host live music and dance performancesClassic Filipino films restored by ABS CBN Film ArchivesFilm Preservation Society of Tokyo publishes Japanese version of EdmondsonIndira Gandhi Centre, New Delhi, holds exhibition and panel discussionPhotographic exhibition focusing on Kathmandu Valley World HeritageScreenings organised by Mongolian National Commission for UNESCOTaiwan's Digital Archive Center for Music launches new lecture seriesUNESCO Bangkok's slogan competition


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