World Day for Audio Visual Heritage 2010
Save and Savour your Audiovisual Heritage - Now!
27 October 2010

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Welcome to our Special Website

Welcome to CCAAA's special website for the 2010 World Day for Audio-Visual Heritage celebration.

In 2005, UNESCO declared October 27 as the World Day for AV Heritage in order to raise awareness of the importance of AV documents as integral part of national identities and the world's memory and to draw attention to the urgent need to safeguard them.

The Coordinating Council of Audio-Visual Archives Associations (CCAAA) which is composed of Non-governmental organizations (NGOs) involved in AV archiving worldwide, was designated by UNESCO as the lead implementing body to organize the yearly celebration.

Since 2008, different activities were organized by the CCAAA such as the production of a DVD compilation of images contributed by AV Archives worldwide or the organization of various events to celebrate the day. Last year, the CCAAA developed a special website to provide a joint platform for different NGOs to mount their acts together and speak with one voice in telling the world that we can save our fading heritage.

This year, the CCAAA is once again putting up this special website for the joint use of the different NGOs. The theme this time is "Save and Savour your AV Heritage - Now!" Just like before, the website will not only contain news about how the world will be celebrating the event, but will contain information on significant AV documents worldwide as listed in UNESCO's Memory of the World (MOW) Programme Register. It will also point to important sites for technical and related information on preservation, and make available for public listening/viewing pleasure AV documents contributed by participating NGOs. This year, the website includes a facebook account to encourage public involvement.

The 2010 website is a work in progress which the international AV Community will build together. The CCAAA looks forward to the NGOs and public's active participation.

Rationale for a Logo
For greater impact, both UNESCO and the CCAAA have recognized the need to come up with a logo to give the celebration its own identifiable brand. See details
Significant AV Heritage List
    1. Original Negative of the Noticiero ICAIC Lationamericano
    2. José Maceda Collection
    3. Brahms Collection
    4. The Appeal of 18 June 1940
    5. Collection of Jewish Musical Folklore (1912-1947)
    6. Radio Broadcast of the Philippine People Power Revolution
    7. Dainu Skapis - Cabinet of Folksongs
    8. Kalman Tihanyi's 1926 Patent Application "Radioskop"
    9. The Historical Collections (1889-1955) of St. Petersburg Phonogram Archives
    10. Early cylinder recordings of the world's musical traditions (1893-1952) in the Berlin Phonogramm-Archiv
    11. The Historical Collections (1899 -1950) of the Vienna Phonogrammarchiv
    12. The Masterpieces of Fryderyk Chopin
    13. Traditional Music Sound Archives


    1. John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection, 1950-2000
    2. Neighbours, animated, directed and produced by Norman McLaren in 1952
    3. UNRWA Photo and Film Archives of Palestinian Refugees
    4. The Story of the Kelly Gang (1906)
    5. The Wizard of Oz (Victor Fleming 1939), produced by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
    6. The Battle of the Somme
    7. "METROPOLIS" -Sicherungsstück Nr. 1: Negative of the restored and reconstructed version 2001
    8. John Marshall Ju/'hoan Bushman Film and Video Collection, 1950-2000
    9. Audiovisual documents of the International antinuclear movement "Nevada-Semipalatinsk"

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  • Special Site for 2010 World Day for Audio-Visual Heritage
    "Save and Savour your Audiovisual Heritage - Now!"