Press Release of the II Intergovernmental Council Meeting

The Fonoteca Nacional de México will host the II Work Meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the Ibermemoria Sonora y Audiovisual Program to be held on June 29 and 30, 2017.

With the participation of 8 Latin American countries, the work of the Second Meeting of the Intergovernmental Council of the Ibermemoria Sonora y Audiovisual Program will begin, which will determine important guidelines for the preservation of the sound and audiovisual heritage of the Ibero-American region.

The Ibermemoria Sonora and Audiovisual Program was launched in 2014 as part of the XXIII Ibero-American Summit of Panama and derived from the Ibero-American Initiative for Technical Cooperation for the Preservation of the Audiovisual and Audiovisual Heritage 2013 presented by Mexico and the Ibero-American General Secretariat.

The aim of the Program is to implement a comprehensive preservation model for sound and audiovisual archives that are in the final risk of disappearing, either because of lack of interest, lack of awareness, or because of the lack of historical value that, due to their wealth, give access to this intangible heritage, as well as promote education in strategies for their valuation and knowledge.

Representatives and experts on audiovisual preservation topics from Argentina, Colombia, Spain, Nicaragua, Cuba, Costa Rica, Uruguay and Mexico, in a spirit of exchange, respect and technical cooperation, will meet to discuss the following objectives for the region:

  • Identify and create the inventory of sound and audiovisual archives of Ibero-America creating plans for the attention of those who are at greater risk.
  • Assign the resources of the Ibermemoria Sonora y Audiovisual Program through a call for projects to preserve the region's sound and audiovisual heritage.
  • Promote the dissemination of this heritage and develop the relevant mechanisms for access to the collections of the different countries.
  • Promote technical cooperation projects in the artistic, academic and educational fields that promote the culture of sound and listening.
  • Develop training projects for the staff responsible for this type of archives.
  • To share the experiences and knowledge that are generated in the matter of preservation of the sonorous and audiovisual heritage, implementing its educational and cultural use.

Thanks to the joint efforts of the Sound and Audiovisual Ibermemoria Program, which include recognition of the socio-cultural particularity of each country, audio and audiovisual literacy as an educational right and the use of technologies as tools to achieve the preservation of sound and audiovisual heritage, it will be possible to ensure the cultural legacy of Ibero-American diversity and identity.

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