World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is observed on 27 October to protect and safeguard of audiovisual like film, television, radio, etc.
Observed on: 27 October
Organized by: UN, UNESCO, CCAAA
Introduced in: 2007 (First Observation)
About World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) decided to observe October 27 as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage. The day aims at protect and safeguard the heritage of audiovisual like film, television, radio etc. This is done by build global awareness of issues on preserving audiovisual material, such as sound recordings and moving images. The first Audiovisual Heritage Day was observed on 27 October 2007.
Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) also plays major role in the observation.
Activities and Programs on Audiovisual Heritage Day
Programs and activities like competitions to promote Audiovisual Heritage, Panel discussions, conferences, public talks, seminars, and special exhibitions are conducted on this day. Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) also conducts programs to mark this day. On this day programs are also conduct to honor audiovisual preservation professionals and institutions that safeguard our heritage for future generations.
Theme for World Day for Audiovisual Heritage
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2020 Theme is “Your Window to the World“
World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2019 Theme was “Engage the Past Through Sound and Images“
Audiovisual Heritage Day 2018 Theme was “Your Story is Moving“
2017 Theme: Discover, remember and share
2016 Theme: It’s your story – don’t lose it
2015 Theme: Archives at risk: protecting the world’s identities
2014 Theme: Archives at Risk: much more to do
2013 Theme: Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation
2012 Theme: Audiovisual heritage memory? The clock is ticking
2011 Theme: Audiovisual Heritage: See, Hear, and Learn
2010 Theme: Save and Savour your Audiovisual Heritage – Now