Deadline for SOIMA LATAM applications has been extended to 18 july

 Now accepting applications for  SOIMA LATAM 2014!!!

Now accepting applications for SOIMA-LATAM 2014: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections

The first SOIMA course in Spanish. Application deadline has been extended to: 18 July, 2014


SOIMA 2007 – Arquivo Nacional do Brasil


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.

The deadline for applications has been extended until July 18th  2014!

SOIMA 2015

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.

The KIK-IRPA, FAROPACKEDVIAA, the Vrije Universiteit Brussel, the Flemish Unesco Commission and several international partners have already granted their support to the project.

SOIMA 2015 is still searching for other partners to join the project; please contact Hilke Arijs (hilke.arijs@kikirpa.be) for more information.


SOIMA-LATAM 2014: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections

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.


Working Language: Spanish and English

Application deadline: 8 July  2014

SOIMA-LATAM 2014: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections

SOIMA 2011 Video by Samuel Franco (SOIMA 2009 participant)

SOIMA 2011, Latvia and Lithuania (July 2011)

ICCROM,s training course on Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections, Latvia and Lithuania.


SOIMA 2013

We are happy to inform you that the 4th edition of the SOIMA international training will be held in September 2013 at TARA (Trust for African Rock Art), Nairobi, Kenya.
Since the course will be held in a region where cell phone technology is being used widely for trade and commerce, a part of the training will focus on how to make sound and image collections accessible through cell phones and how cell phone industry in-turn can contribute to the preservation of sound and image heritage.  We encourage you to disseminate the course announcement (to uploaded on the ICCROM website and SOIMA website shortly) through your respective professional networks. In addition to professionals from African countries, we would especially welcome applicants from Latin America and Asia-Pacific regions.

SOIMA 2013: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections

SOIMA 2013: Safeguarding Sound and Image Collections

23 September- 16 October, 2013

Nairobi, Kenya


Application deadline:  1 March, 2013


ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)

TARA (Trust for African Rock Art)

In cooperation with: National Museums of Kenya



Useful Documents & Guidelines Available

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

Report from Fourth International Workshop of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (Spanish)

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