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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

World Day for Audiovisual Heritage

UNESCO has designated today, October 27, to promote and celebrate audiovisual documents as part of our world heritage.  Archival audiovisual materials are integral to global memory and international understanding, yet many are in urgent need of preservation. Events have been planned all over the world to celebrate this important day.

For readers in New York City, the Moving Image Archiving & Preservation Program at New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts is hosting Odds and Ends from the Archive: Celebrating UNESCO’s World Day for Audiovisual Heritage.  At the event, second-year graduate students will present rare archival gems culled from their recent travels and intern projects.  Former HSFA intern Samantha Oddi will be presenting Hal Linker’s television travelogue, Rome in Africa (1972).  

Join the celebration of audiovisual heritage and view this nugget that was only recently made available.

Pam Wintle, Human Studies Film Archives

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