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Before It Is Too Late: Protecting and Preserving Arab Audiovisual Heritage

Date: 
3 Nov 2019
Location: 
Doha, Qatar

The United Nations has designated 27 October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage aimed at building global awareness of the urgency and importance of preserving audiovisual materials such as sound recordings and moving images. These are among the most vulnerable types of heritage materials, due to the use of rapidly deteriorating materials in the construction of carriers and the impending obsolescence of playback machines, particularly for materials recorded on magnetic tape. A great deal of effort and care is required in order to preserve the marvelous 20th-century accomplishments of

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The Magnetic Tape Alert Project survey is nearly at an end!

IASA and UNESCO’s Information for All Programme is completing the first phase of our survey of magnetic tape collections around the world. If you or your organisation have not yet submitted a response to our short survey, there is still time!
 
 

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Date: 
27 Oct 2022
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.

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

Date: 
27 Oct 2021
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.

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