World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2013

27 October 2013
Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation

This is the official website, hosted by IASA on behalf of CCAAA (Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations), for the UNESCO 2013 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 information

Message from the UNESCO Director-General, Irina Bokova:
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The theme for 2013 is:
“Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation”

Click the map to locate 2013 events or browse the full list below

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage eventsSaskatchewan Archives Digitizing Provincial Legislature Recordings UCLA's Ethnomusicology Archive presents Archive Hour National Autonomous University of Mexico 35mm film screening Biblioteca Yucatanense de la secretaria de cultura y la Fonoteca de Yucatán Adda Navarrete Spoken Word Open Day at University of West Indies, Jamaica Jorge Tadeo Lozano University, Bogota, launches AV training scholarships Southern Folklife Collection at University of North Carolina highlights digitised recordings Association for Recorded Sound Collections adds new podcasts and a blog demonstrating importance of historical sound recordings AVPreserve releases free tools to support digital preservation New York University’s Moving Image Archiving and Preservation program presents: Surveillance Library and Archives Canada's progress in preserving Canada’s AV documentary heritage Andorra's national archive produces a documentary and screening British Library releases European music recordings Estonia's film institutes organise a seminar on film as a historical source Events at the Municipal Archive of Granollers, Catalonia, Spain EYE Film Instituut Nederland: public event and screenings Film Archive UK launches new website Fonoteca Nazionale Svizzera warns of loss of audio heritage Girona's exhibitions and screenings Latvia’s historical sound recordings – a new digital collection of the National Library of Latvia Lithuanian Central State Archive presents virtual documentary cinema archives Memoriav to hold a colloquium in Neuchâtel, Switzerland Musée du Léman, Nyon, Switzerland, exhibition and guided tour National Library of Norway to hold film conference Netherlands Sound & Vision institute screens digitised historic film RTÉ Archives, Dublin, highlights recent film acquisition "Shared Memory" conference at Istituto Luce Cinecittà, Rome Valencia declares its broadcast archives as cultural treasures Vienna Phonogrammarchiv launching its first online exhibition Vojvodina Public Broadcasting Service's multimedia exhibition Essex Sound and Video Archive selects a favourite item National Archives of Australia showcasing gems from its collection via social media sites National Film & Sound Archive of Australia launches The Vinyl Lounge National Library of Australia celebrates with screening and talks National Library of New Zealand publishes Maori translation of audio preservation guide Bophana Center in Phnom Penh to host live music and dance performances Classic Filipino films restored by ABS CBN Film Archives Film Preservation Society of Tokyo publishes Japanese version of Edmondson Indira Gandhi Centre, New Delhi, holds exhibition and panel discussion Photographic exhibition focusing on Kathmandu Valley World Heritage Screenings organised by Mongolian National Commission for UNESCO Taiwan's Digital Archive Center for Music launches new lecture series UNESCO Bangkok's slogan competition

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