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2020 World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

This year's theme: "Your Window to the World"

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The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage - 27 October - is a key initiative for both UNESCO and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) to honour audiovisual preservation professionals and institutions that safeguard our heritage for future generations. Around the world audiovisual archives join together annually on this day to celebrate their work with events that not only highlight the vulnerability of these valuable materials, but also to celebrate the often unheralded work of the institutions that provide protection and preservation, ensuring their availability in the future.

This year, the theme of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is "Your Window to the World".

UNESCO Webinar - How can archives, libraries and museums help combat the disinfodemic amid the COVID-19 pandemic? - 27 August at 4pm CET

You are cordially invited to attend a webinar on “How can archives, libraries and museums help combat the disinfodemic amid the COVID-19 pandemic?”, scheduled on 27 August at 4pm CET.

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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2023

Date: 
27 Oct 2023
Location: 
worldwide

27 October has been proclaimed as World Day for Audiovisual Heritage by UNESCO’s General Conference to raise awareness of the importance of audiovisual documents and to draw attention to the urgent need to protect them.

The Week of Sound (Semaine du Son) 2020

Date: 
20 Jan 2020 to 2 Feb 2020
Location: 
Paris, France

The Week of Sound was proclaimed at the 39th session of UNESCO’s General Conference in 2017 to take place in January each year.

Sound is important to all ages and permeates through economic, environmental, societal, medical, industrial and cultural dimensions. It contributes to our individual and collective behaviour, helping to shape the relationships we form with others.

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