So far, four SOIMA courses have been successfully organized in Brazil (SOIMA 2007), India (SOIMA 2009), Latvia and Lithuania (SOIMA 2011) and Nairobi, Kenya (SOIMA 2013). The next SOIMA-LATAM Course will be held in Mexico City, México, from 3 November 2014 to 18 November 2014.
In 2015 the ICCROM organizes the fifth international SOIMA course (Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections) at the KIK-IRPA in Brussels.
The SOIMA project aims to educate professionals worldwide for a better management of audiovisual collections (from safekeeping to restoration and disclosure) and to promote knowledge networking on a global scale. SOIMA 2015 will consist of a ten day advanced course in late August, followed by a closing conference early September open to the general public.
SOIMA 2015 is still searching for other partners to join the project; please contact Hilke Arijs (firstname.lastname@example.org) for more information.
We are happy to inform you that a new edition of the SOIMA international training course will be held in November 2014 in Mexico City, Mexico.
If you are working with sound and image collections in Latin America and the Caribbean, and are interested in enhancing your knowledge then this course is for you!
Dates: 3 – 18 November 2014
Place: Mexico City, Mexico, with study visits to partner institutions.
- Coordinación Nacional de Conservación del Patrimonio Cultural (CNCPC-INAH), Mexico
- Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía (ENCRyM-INAH), Mexico
Working Language: Spanish and English
Application deadline: 8 July 2014
SOIMA 2011, Latvia and Lithuania (July 2011)
ICCROM,s training course on Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections, Latvia and Lithuania.
23 September- 16 October, 2013
Application deadline: 1 March, 2013
ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)
In cooperation with: National Museums of Kenya
The ‘Digitizing Contemporary Art’ (DCA) project aims to digitize contemporary art objects from 12 European countries and make them accessible to the wider public through Europeana. The project coordinator is PACKED, a Brussels-based centre of expertise for digital cultural heritage. The project partners include 21 art institutions and museums, and 4 technical institutions. The project started in January 2011 and will continue until July 2013. The project is sponsored by the European Commission.
Document and guidelines available at: http://www.dca-project.eu/deliverables
More than 30 leading specialists and experts in Sound and Audiovisual archives from 15 countries were present at the Fourth International Workshop of Sound and Audiovisual Archives. Six tutorials were held and attended by more than 100 professionals from Mexico and Latin America.
Report available at: http://www.fiatifta.org/wp-content/uploads/IV-Seminario-ebook.pdf