World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

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World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
Observed by Worldwide
Celebrations Meetings, publications, exhibits, audiovisual performances
Date 27 October
Next time 27 October 2018 (2018-10-27)
Frequency annual

The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage takes place every 27 October. This commemorative day was chosen by UNESCO (the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization) in 2005 to raise of awareness of the significance of and preservation risks recorded sound and audiovisual documents (films, sound and video recordings, radio and television programmes).[1] [2] Events are held in many countries, organised by national and regional sound and film archives, broadcasters, museums and libraries, and major audiovisual associations including the Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA),[3] International Council on Archives (ICA),[4] International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)[5] and International Federation of Film Archives (FIAF)).[6] and the International Federation of Television Archives FIAT/IFTA www.fiatifta.org


The main objectives of designating the date of 27 October were listed by UNESCO:

  • raising public awareness of the need for preservation;
  • providing opportunities to celebrate specific local, national or international aspects of the heritage;
  • highlighting the accessibility of archives;
  • attracting media attention to heritage issues;
  • raising the cultural status of audiovisual heritage;
  • highlighting audiovisual heritage in danger, especially in developing countries.

The 2012 and 2013 events were co-ordinated by the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations, through the SouthEast Asia & Pacific Audiovisual Archives Association (SEAPAVAA) and International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA).

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  1. ^ "UNESCO Official Proclamation of 27 October as World Day for Audiovisual Heritage" (PDF). UNESCO. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  2. ^ "World Day for Audiovisual Heritage". United Nations. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  3. ^ "October 27 is World Day for Audiovisual Heritage". AMIA. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  4. ^ "The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in 2013". International Council on Archives. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Audiovisual heritage memory? the clock is ticking". International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 
  6. ^ "27th October: UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage". International Federation of Film Archives. Retrieved 13 April 2014. 

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