MEMORIAV - Preserving the audiovisual heritage

Photo, sound, film and video recordings describe the recent history of Switzerland and are witnesses to the culture and linguistic variety of our country. The audiovisual media are themselves participants of history, whose progress they affect to an increasing degree. Many audiovisual recordings have, however, already faded, grown silent or become lost.

Memoriav, the Association for the Preservation of the Audiovisual Heritage of Switzerland, aims at preserving and indexing Switzerland’s audiovisual cultural heritage. In doing so, it contributes to the enlargement of the country’s collective memory. Memoriav has formed and fosters a network of institutions and individuals who preserve, produce or benefit from Switzerland’s audiovisual heritage, with the goal of exchanging expertise and information and better utilising existing resources. Memoriav supports and manages projects that preserve, describe/index and improve the accessibility of Switzerland’s audiovisual heritage.

The Swiss National Library (NL) is one of the founding members of Memoriav. Thanks to the support of Memoriav, the NL has already completed several projects.

Last modification 16.10.2009

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