Sunday, October 27, 2013 will be World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) has adopted the day, October 27, to better focus global attention on the issues at stake, in cooperation with the coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) and other partners.
A growing number of archives around the world will be commemorating this day with activities that highlight the fragility and vulnerability of the audiovisual heritage, while celebrating the work of the these institutions that have helped to protect these kinds of collections.
This year, World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, has a theme: “Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation”.
Please check out the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA) Website for more information, as well as to view some of the really exciting events archives with audiovisual collections are doing to make the day a special one.
Hopefully, the day will inspire you to preserve your home movies and audio recordings that are stored away in the creepy attic, or the dark basement. Your children will thank you someday… perhaps.
Let’s, as the IASA site says, “Get involved!”