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Myanmar's oldest surviving feature film and Khmer Rouge propaganda pieces were among the items experts identified as precious heritage that could benefit from the safeguards and spotlight brought by UNESCO's Memory of the World Programme. Twelve participan...More
Over the course of the 20th century, Southeast Asian cinema has documented the tumult and triumph of emerging nations in this dynamic region and helped to reflect – and in some cases shape – peoples’ own understanding of their national identities, historie...More
International symposium on Southeast Asia Heritage in Digital Age looks at how UNESCO Recommendation, Memory of the World Programme can benefit region’s archives KUALA LUMPUR - 9 MAY 2017 - Failure to preserve documentary heritage in Southeast Asia could r...More
From 4 to 13 November 2016 Myanmar will host the 4 th Edition of the MEMORY! International Heritage Film Festival in Yangon. Created in 2013, MEMORY! is a unique international film festival entirely dedicated to audiovisual heritage in Southeast Asia. This...More
A revised and updated edition of the UNESCO publication Audiovisual Archiving: Philosophy and Principles was launched at the official opening of the CCAAA Joint Technical Symposium, held at Singapore’s National Museum, on 7 March 2016. It was published by...More