Tuesday, October 27, 2015

October 27 – "World Day for Audiovisual Heritage":

UNESCO declared October 27 as the
World Day for AudioVisual (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. The
World Day provides an occasion to raise
general awareness of the need to take
urgent measures and to acknowledge
the importance of audiovisual
documents.
Theme :-
Archives at risk: protecting the world's
identities.
Why it is declared so…?
Audiovisual documents, such as films,
radio and television programmes, are
our common heritage and contain the
primary records of the 20th and 21st
centuries. They help to maintain the
cultural identity of a people; but
countless documentary treasures have
disappeared since the invention of
image and sound technologies that
permit the peoples of the world to better
share their experiences, creativity and
knowledge.
All of the world's audiovisual heritage is
endangered. Nowhere can it be said to
be preserved, but through initiatives like
the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage,
the precious work of preservation
professionals is given impetus to
manage a range of technical, political,
social, financial and other factors that
threaten the safeguarding of our
heritage.