The 27th October is the World Day of Audiovisual Heritage! This year’s theme: “Engage the Past Through Sounds and Images”.
The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is key initiative for both UNESCO and the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) to honor 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’s statement, about the importance of preserving and sharing audiovisual documentation is also available on the website in English, Spanish and French.
The eight associations forming the CCAAA (AMIA, ARSC, FIAF, FIAT-IFTA, FOCAL International, IASA, ICA, SEAPAVAA) strongly encourage all their members (and any other institutions) not only to join in the global celebrations of the 2019 World Day on and around 27 October, but also to share the information about their particular events, by filling the quick-and-easy form at the bottom of this dedicated CCAAA page: https://www.ccaaa.org/pages/Events/World-Day-2019.html