Image credit: ©MNBA - Marcelo Pombo, Winco, 1986, Col. Museo Nacional de Bellas Artes, Nº Inventario 11982.
In August and September 2017, meetings took place in Argentina on preserving contemporary art and on sound and image conservation. These activities support the regional LATAM initiative for conservation of heritage in Latin America and the SOIMA programme for Sound and Image Collections Conservation, both promoted by ICCROM.
Over 2017, ICCROM together with the Dirección Nacional de Bienes y Sitios Culturales (DNBSC), Ministry of Culture, Argentina developed and carried out a pilot survey of museums with contemporary art collections. The results highlight the key issues museums meet with these kinds of collections. The survey results were presented at the National Meeting on Conservation of Contemporary Art, held on 15 September at the National Museum of Fine Arts in Buenos Aires.
From 7 – 9 August 2017, two related meetings - Sound and Image preservation, and Workshop on Conservation of physical and visual images: the case of negatives and photographic prints on different supports - were held at the University of San Luis in Argentina. Specialists from Argentina and Mexico exchanged views on the value and meaning of audiovisual collections, photographic and film supports, digitalization of audio-video-photo content and digital and analogue preservation, and the tools available for the preservation of audio, photo and video files in analogue and digital format.
The meetings were organized by DNBSC, Ministry of Culture, Argentina, together with the Ministry for Cooperation and International Affairs of Spain and the Spanish Embassy in Argentina, along with the Biblioteca Nacional “Mariano Moreno”, under the patronage of ICCROM.
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