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Museum collection of rare Indian shellac records

Discs and Machines

My collection of more than 200 gramophones and nearly 100,000 records are being moved into a new building in Plassanal, Kerala, India. Inauguration of the Museum cum Archive is scheduled for 26th January 2015. A seminar will be conducted on 25th and 26th January.

I am maintaining a You-tube channel for uploading very old and rare recordings on Shellac records. Visit https://www.youtube.com/user/sunny78rpmmusic for viewing and hearing more than 400 recordings.

Call for Presentations / Appel à communication IASA 2015

Call for Presentations

We are accepting proposals for papers, panels, posters, workshops and tutorials for the 46th Annual IASA Conference to be held at the Bibliothèque nationale de France, Paris, France -- 27 September through 1 October 2015

*** deadline for submissions: 16 January, 2015 ***

All for one -- one for all: Common Concerns -- Shared Solutions


plans for new Rwandan archive to preserve AV history

Plans to establish a national archive centre in Kigali, to preserve the country's important audiovisual history are in advanced stages. The Minister for Sports and Culture, Joseph Habineza has revealed.

"For instance today we have Gacaca documents which we need to store properly. These will be digitalised as part of the national archive and we will also work with Rwanda Broadcasting Agency (RBA) to ensure that the audiovisual archives are properly stored," he added.

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2014

Dear Colleagues,

I am happy to transmit to you the message of the Coordinating Council of  Audio-Visual Archives Associations (CCAAA) President regarding the celebration of the World Day for AV Heritage (WDAVH) on October 27, 2014.  

Dear friends of our audiovisual heritage,


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