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World Day for Audio-visual Heritage - 27 October


Audio-visual archives tell us stories about people’s lives and cultures from all over the world. They represent a priceless heritage which is an affirmation of our collective memory and a valuable source of knowledge since they reflect the cultural, social and linguistic diversity of our communities. They help us grow and comprehend the world we all share. Conserving this heritage and ensuring it remains accessible to the public and future generations is a vital goal for all memory institutions as well as the public at large.

The World Day for Audio-visual Heritage (WDAH) is a commemoration of the adoption, in 1980 by the 21st General Conference, of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images. The World Day provides an occasion to raise general awareness of the need to take urgent measures and to acknowledge the importance of audio-visual documents.

This year the theme of the World Day for Audio-visual Heritage is "Your Window to the World". Audio-visual materials as documentary heritage objects provide a window to the world as we observe events we cannot attend, we hear voices from the past who can no longer speak, and we craft stories that inform and entertain. Audio-visual content plays an increasingly vital role in our lives as we seek to understand the world and engage with our fellow beings.


In celebration of the Day the National Heritage Council of Namibia will be hosting back-to-back screenings of two documentaries on Namibia’s world heritage sites, Twyfelfontein /Ui-//aes and Namib Sand Sea.

Join us for a night of Pristine Namibian World Heritage.
27 and 29 October 2021 @ 19:00
John Muafangejo Art Gallery, Katutura Community Arts Centre


National Heritage Council of Namibia
Tel: 061 – 244 375
Fax: 061 – 246 872


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