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 archive Tahiti's Radio 1 broadcast on safeguarding of AV heritage in Polynesia University of Illinois's media preservation guide Indiana University Libraries Film Archive highlights historical educational films Canadian Commission for UNESCO on the urgency of AV preservation Screenings at the Museum of Modern Art, New York Association for Recorded Sound Collections podcasts demonstrate importance of historical sound recordings Open House at Moving Image Research Collections (MIRC), University of South Carolina Colombia celebrates the World Day for the first time Chile's Cineteca Nacional pays tribute to Mexican cinema Galicia screens restored experimental cinema footage Documentary film screening by Sociedad General de Autores y Editores (SGAE), Spain Valencia (Spain) Radio-TV on the importance of AV heritage Centre for Image Research & Diffusion (CRDI), Girona, presents virtual exhibitions British Library holds a 3-day training course on preserving audio collections Belgiums' public broadcaster RTBF digitises its archive Online educational platforms of the Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision Deutsche Kinemathek Archive presents Earliest Sound Films and Innovations of Yore Poland's National Audiovisual Institute celebrates with Culture 2.0 Festival Events planned in Switzerland Phonogrammarchiv repatriates Madagascar’s acoustic heritage Vojvodina broadcast archives highlights the plight of Serbia's AV heritage Rwanda's Iriba Center organises a week of activities South African Broadcasting Corporation's Media Library focusses on Springbok Radio Lao Cinema Department celebrates the World Day Celebrations in Thailand Viet Nam Film Institute celebrates the World Day Asian Film Archive presents filmmakers' perspectives Tokyo-based Film Preservation Society adds lectures to its Ustream channel Shanghai Audio-Visual Archives to hold a conference and seminar Hong Kong Film Archive screens The Valiant Ones ABS CBN Film Archives (Philippines) restores Ishmael Bernal’s Himala (1982) Pause and Play at the NFSA National Preservation Office Te Tari Tohu Taonga (NZ) workshops Special screening at the New Zealand Film Archive New Zealand's North Ortago Museum uses AV to capture living historyWorkshop and screenings at Centro de Referência Audiovisual, Belo Horizonte, Brazil Cinematica Brasileira showcases rare Brazilian films AMIA's reception and special screening at DAS 2012 Human Rights Film Festival held in Juba, South Sudan National Library of Israel preserves rare Jewish and Israeli recordings

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