World Day for Audio Visual Heritage 2011
Audiovisual Heritage - See, Hear and Learn!
27 October 2011

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Welcome to World Day for AV Heritage Site
News and Country Updates
  1. FIAT/IFTA, members celebrate UNESCO World AV Day
  2. Canada preserves AV documentary heritage
  3. SOFIA video awareness campaign now online!
  4. Greece's HeNAA observes World AV Day
  5. Israel lines up activities for World AV Day
  6. Message from SEAPAVAA President Tuenjai Sinthuvnik
  7. France's INA, COPEAM showcase "MED-MEM"
  8. Spain's AAFE presents "Recovered Shadows"
  9. Finally, a national film archive for the Philippines
  10. Laos shows documentary on the importance of films
  11. Canada special video contribution for WDAVH 2011
  12. National Library of Norway screens Norwegian silent classic
  13. PIA presents AV clip on EDSA People Power I
  14. ARSC Technical Committee Releases Metadata Study
  15. Asian Film Archive invites filmmakers to share thoughts
  16. Netherlands celebrates with Desmet Collection
  17. EUscreen launches portal on World AV Day
  18. Girona City council celebrates World AV Day
  19. Vietnam Film Institute shares activities lineup
  20. SOFIA Phl joins Unesco WDAVH Day on Oct 27
  21. Cinemateca Brasileira presents classic Brazil movies
  22. Silent cinematic classic to be seen on UNESCO's World Day for AV Heritage
  23. SABC supports World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
  24. Girona celebrates World Day for AV Heritage
  25. IASA monitors WDAVH 2011 celebrations
  26. AMIA celebrates WDAVH 2011
  27. Latin Union specials for World AV Day
  28. Swiss National Sound Archives presents
  29. UNESCO spotlights World AV Day celebration
  30. US Armed Forces Radio offers new features on 70th anniversary
  31. Denmark offers online radio and television programmes
  32. Bilbao bares programme for World Day of Audiovisual Heritage
  33. Madrid celebrates World Day of Audiovisual Heritage
  34. Calls for nominations for Memory of the World International Register 2012/2013
  35. Rwanda plans Iriba Center for Multimedia Heritage in Kigali
  36. Japan showcases community based film archiving in Tokyo
  37. Denmark screens Asta Nielsen movies for World AV Day
  38. New York University's "Out of the Frame"

Guest Articles

Welcome to our Special Website

Welcome to the website of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2011.

The theme for this year's celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2011 is "Audivisual Heritage: See, Hear, and Learn."

Our AV heritage allows us not only to appreciate watching and listening to our AV collections but more importantly, it tells us about who we are.

The Coordinating Council of AV Archives Association (CCAAA) encourages all to join in the campaign for the need to safeguard man's AV heritage.

Contributions for posting in the WDAVH website may include news and feature articles on activities being organized in celebration of this day, as well as multimedia clips for sharing, facebook blogs, and others.

Contributions may be emailed to or

Thank you.

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
    14. Arnold Schönberg Estate (2011)
    15. Desmet Collection (2011)
    16. Historic Ethnographic Recordings (1898-1951) at the British Library (2011)


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

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  • Special Site for 2011 World Day for Audio-Visual Heritage
    "Audiovisual Heritage - See, Hear and Learn!"