World Day for AudioVisual Heritage 2012

27 October 2012
Audiovisual heritage memory? the clock is ticking

This is the official website, hosted by IASA on behalf of CCAAA (Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations), for the 2012 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 ...

Message from the UNESCO Director-General:
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The theme for 2012 is:
“Audiovisual heritage memory? the clock is ticking”


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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage events

Somalia's imperilled radio archiveTahiti's Radio 1 broadcast on safeguarding of AV heritage in PolynesiaUniversity of Illinois's media preservation guideIndiana University Libraries Film Archive highlights historical educational filmsCanadian Commission for UNESCO on the urgency of AV preservationScreenings at the Museum of Modern Art, New YorkAssociation for Recorded Sound Collections podcasts demonstrate importance of historical sound recordingsOpen House at Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC), University of South CarolinaColombia celebrates the World Day for the first timeChile's Cineteca Nacional pays tribute to Mexican cinemaGalicia screens restored experimental cinema footageDocumentary film screening by Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE), SpainValencia (Spain) Radio-TV on the importance of AV heritageCentre for Image Research & Diffusion (CRDI), Girona, presents virtual exhibitionsBritish Library holds a 3-day training course on preserving audio collectionsBelgiums' public broadcaster RTBF digitises its archiveOnline educational platforms of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and VisionDeutsche Kinemathek Archive presents Earliest Sound Films and Innovations of YorePoland's National Audiovisual Institute celebrates with Culture 2.0 FestivalEvents planned in SwitzerlandPhonogrammarchiv repatriates Madagascar’s acoustic heritageVojvodina broadcast archives highlights the plight of Serbia's AV heritageRwanda's Iriba Center organises a week of activitiesSouth African Broadcasting Corporation's Media Library focusses on Springbok RadioLao Cinema Department celebrates the World DayCelebrations in ThailandViet Nam Film Institute celebrates the World DayAsian Film Archive presents filmmakers' perspectivesTokyo-based Film Preservation Society adds lectures to its Ustream channelShanghai Audio-Visual Archives to hold a conference and seminarHong Kong Film Archive screens The Valiant OnesABS CBN Film Archives (Philippines) restores Ishmael Bernal’s Himala (1982)Pause and Play at the NFSANational Preservation Office Te Tari Tohu Taonga (NZ) workshopsSpecial screening at the New Zealand Film ArchiveNew Zealand's North Ortago Museum uses AV to capture living historyWorkshop and screenings at Centro de Referência Audiovisual, Belo Horizonte, BrazilCinematica Brasileira showcases rare Brazilian filmsAMIA's reception and special screening at DAS 2012Human Rights Film Festival held in Juba, South SudanNational Library of Israel preserves rare Jewish and Israeli recordings


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