||SOIMA 2009: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections
16 November – 11 December 2009
18 December. The four-week international course concluded at the National Museum Institute, New Delhi, India.
Present at the closing ceremony were Dr Madhavan Velayudhan Nair, former ICCROM Council Member and Director National Research Laboratory for the Conservation of Cultural Property, Lucknow; and Dr Kulshshreshtha, Registrar, National Museum Institute.
This course focused on the preservation of mixed sound and image collections including photographs, moving images, audio and video recordings and was held at New Delhi, Pune and Gurgaon.
The concluding weeks included topics on ensuring long-term preservation of audio and video records, digital preservation and access, metadata, creation of sound and image records, as well as risk management of mixed sound and image collections. A session on recording a live performance of Rajasthani Musicians by the participants was one of the highlights of the last week.
These final sessions also focused on planning future action plans for improving the conservation of the sound and image collections in the participants' institutions.
Course partners and cooperating institutions included:
- National Research laboratory of Cultural Property, Lucknow, India
- National Museum Institute, New Delhi, India
- Archives and Research Centre for Ethnomusicology, American Institute of Indian Studies, Gurgaon, India
- Alkazi Foundation for the Arts, New Delhi, India
- Sangeet Natak Academy, New Delhi, India
- National Film Archive, Pune, India
- Fergusson College, Pune, India
- Centre de Recherche sur la Conservation des Collections (CRCC), France
- International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)
- Masters Degree Program in Moving Image Archiving and Preservation, New York University, United States.
- National Film and Sound Archive, Australia
Member States represented: Australia, China, France, Guatemala, Ghana, Italy, India, Kenya, Kuwait, Lithuania, Malawi, Malaysia, Pakistan, Serbia, Sri-Lanka, United States
18 December, 2009