In service of audiovisual heritageMeropa Communications
Ina is organising a seminar on 13 and 14 November 2012, at the Athol Fugard Theatre, in District 6, Cape Town.
Internationally acknowledged as the world leader in audiovisual heritage preservation, digitisation and promotion, Ina is continuing its support efforts in many countries, and is now intervening for the first time in Southern Africa.
Under the auspices of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013, in partnership with the South African company Doxa – Visual History Archive and with the support of the Institut Français, the French Embassy in South Africa and the South African Ministry of Art and Culture, Ina is organising a seminar on 13 and 14 November 2012, at the Athol Fugard Theatre, in District 6, Cape Town.
All issues relating to the preservation and promotion of audiovisual archives will be raised, offering French and South African professionals the opportunity of collaborating together, with the objective of sharing the know-how they have developed.
Changes in the media and cultural landscape, as well as new demands and expectations from a range of audiences (academics, researchers, professionals and the general public), make it even more necessary to breathe new life into the traditional missions of conservation and access to audiovisual archives.
This Franco-South African seminar, open to participants from the member states of SADC (Southern African Development Community) is intended to be a regional think tank focusing on the preservation of the audiovisual heritage, and on the professional, commercial, cultural and educational uses of archives. Representatives from public channels throughout the region are expected to take part, from Angola, the Democratic Republic of the Congo, Zimbabwe, Swaziland, and Botswana.
The first step in the building of a close collaborative relationship with South Africa, a member of the BRICS association, this seminar also constitutes a further stage in Ina’s international development.
Invitation: The seminar will be held on 13 and 14 November 2012 at the Fugard Theatre, District 6 in Cape Town
Event organised as part of: France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013.
Information for editors:
The France – South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 are organised and implemented:
By Institut français with the support of the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Ministry of National Education, the Ministry of Higher Education and Research, the Ministry for Sports, Youth, Non-formal Education and Voluntary Organisations, the Ministry of Industrial Renewal, the Ministry of Craft Industry, Trade and Tourism, the French Embassy in South Africa and the network of Alliance Française.
Chairman: Xavier Darcos
General Commissioner: Laurent Clavel
For South Africa:
By the Department of Arts and Culture and the National Arts Council (NAC), with the support of the Department of Science and Technology, the Department of Sports and Recreation, the
Department of Tourism, the Department of Trade and Industry, the Department of Higher Education and Training, the Department of Basic Education, and the Embassy of South Africa in France.
Chairman: Dikgang Moopeloa.
General Commissioner: Bongani Tembe.
The French Season in South Africa is supported in 2012 by a committee of sponsors chaired by Mr Luc Oursel, AREVA President and Chief Executive Officer, Chairman of the Executive Board of AREVA. This committee is made of the following corporations: AREVA, Air France, Bouygues Travaux Publics, EDF, GDF-SUEZ, Mazars, Fondation Orange and Total.
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+33 1 49 83 26 68
France-South Africa 2012 & 2013
The Fugard Theatre, Cnr of Harrington Street and Caledon Street District Six Cape Town Western Cape South Africa