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Audiovisual Archivists to Discuss “Vinegar Syndrome” during Barbados Meeting

11-06-2004 (Paris)
Audiovisual Archivists to Discuss “Vinegar Syndrome” during Barbados Meeting
Vinegar Syndrom
© Screen Sound, Australia
The management of the so-called “vinegar syndrome”, a chemical reaction that destroys films on cellulose triacetate support, will be discussed by archivists from tropical countries during a UNESCO supported three-day workshop organized in cooperation with the Caribbean Audiovisual Information Network (CAVIN) in Bridgetown, Barbados, from 30 June to 2 July 2004.
The event will be preceded by the mission of a film preservation expert to the Caribbean Broadcasting Corporation to propose concrete remedial action as well as medium/long-term recommendations to improve the audiovisual archives of the station.

UNESCO’s assistance is part of its action to preserve the audiovisual heritage comprising film, television and sound recordings, an integral part of the national cultural heritage in the same way as textual information has been regarded for years.

UNESCO’s objective is the development of audiovisual archival infrastructure, trained professionals and accepted professional reference points to ensure the safeguard and preservation of the audiovisual heritage of humanity.

Working in close cooperation with the seven NGOs which make up the Co-ordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA), the Organization supports the production policy statements and position papers on key issues such as copyright, legislation and technical standards; promotes the exchange of information on audiovisual issues and implements projects in support of audiovisual archiving throughout the world.
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