The SOIMA (Sound and Image Collections Conservation) conference is based on the collective experience of the ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property) programme. Its purpose is to raise the societal awareness of the immense spread and significance of the world’s sound and image heritage, relying on SOIMA’s global insights. The project will bring together 89 sound and image professionals from 55 countries. The event will make a strong case for actively listening to each other and sharing strategies to ensure a creative tomorrow.
The conference is unique, because it provides many professionals from different disciplines with an occasion to reach a shared understanding, build collaboration, suggest ideas and develop strategies for preserving cultural heritage, as well as plans for how to implement those strategies in the future.
Main presentation topics:
- Memory, intangible heritage and creative expressions
- Sustaining sound and image heritage
- Creative use of resources and access to them
- Education and training: current needs and future possibilities
Sound and image collectors, professionals specializing in the preservation of digital and analogue media, archivists, librarians and many others connected to culture will attend the event. Participation in the conference will provide valuable experience, help to establish contact with experts from different sectors, as well as open new opportunities and prospects for further fruitful activities in the cultural field.
Details may be found here: http://soima2015.kikirpa.be/