Unlocking Our Sound Heritage: Inspire, Enable, Preserve

9 Feb 2023
London, UK

British Library colleagues would like to extend a warm invitation to join us for Unlocking Our Sound Heritage: Inspire, Enable, Preserve on 9 February 2023 at Canada Water Theatre, London SE16. Click here to book your ticket.

This free all-day conference will conclude an ambitious five-year, UK-wide project Unlocking Our Sound Heritage. The project, partly funded by the National Lottery Heritage Fund, has preserved, provided access to, and raised awareness and enjoyment of thousands of the UK’s rare and unique sound recordings at the British Library and at 10 hub partners across the UK.

With an exciting programme of talks, performances and discussions that will bring together voices from across the heritage sector, this conference will take you through this journey and will explore the value of sound archives and ask what else needs to be done to save sound heritage. Themes will include:

  • Preserve: learn about the nuts and bolts of preserving sounds and enabling access through digitisation, cataloguing and copyright
  • Inspire: hear the different ways we involved and engaged audiences with sound heritage and listen to creative performances from artists who transformed archival recordings
  • Enable: join the discussion about the future of sound heritage and hear from voices across the sector

Lunch and refreshments are included.

We hope to see you there.

Best wishes,

Dr Eoin O’Cearnaigh
Network Partnership Manager – Unlocking Our Sound Heritage
Part of the Save Our Sounds Programme
The UOSH project team tweets from @BLSoundHeritage
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