Scholarship – SOIMA 2017: Sustaining Sound and Image Collections

The International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), and the Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana are pleased to announce its 2017 SOIMA International Course on Sustaining Sound and Image Collections in Accra, Ghana, July 9 – 23, 2017.

The advanced workshop is tailored to address the challenges of collecting, preserving and using (and reusing) sound, still, and moving image content within the broader context of rapidly changing technology and shrinking resources. It will focus on collection management issues in different institutional contexts that are unique to these types of materials.

The course will include topics such as: digital preservation, collection assessments, dealing with digitization and documentation backlogs, utilizing innovative open access solutions, intellectual property rights, copyright legislation, community-based archiving and assessing values and meanings of audiovisual collections.

The program will be designed according to participants’ current and future projects. It is a unique opportunity for professional development and expanding your network. A limited number of scholarships will be given, but only after the due selection process and upon providing evidence on lack of support.

Applicants should send their completed application form with a completed personal statement by April 3 to

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