The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage in 2013


The theme for this year's celebration of the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage 2013 is "Saving Our Heritage for the Next Generation"

Sound recordings and moving images are extremely vulnerable as they can be quickly and deliberately destroyed. Essentially emblematic of the 20th century, audiovisual heritage can be irretrievably lost as a result of neglect, natural decay and technological obsolescence. Public consciousness of the importance of preservation of these recordings must be engaged and the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage is intended to be the platform for building global awareness.
UNESCO has adopted 27 October as the World Day for Audiovisual Heritage to better focus global attention on the issues at stake, in cooperation with the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) and other partners.
A growing number of archives around the world will be commemorating this Day with activities that highlight the fragility and vulnerability of this heritage, while celebrating the work of the heritage institutions that have helped to protect it.


Have a look at the official World day for Audiovisual Heritage 2013 website  where you can find the activities organized all over the world.


ICA encourages everyone, everywhere, to celebrate this global event.

Please let us know any ideas you might have or projects you may be working on which will help to promote awareness of these resources by sending an e-mail at

You can also receive  a poster which has been produced jointly by the Centre for Research and Promotion of the Image (CRDI) and the Museum of the Cinema as one of the projects of PCOM. Posters will be sent, on request, to the first 30 institutions who ask for them (subject to availability) at the following address

To have a look on the posters: