IFI Irish Film Archive issues a call-out to the public to take part in a survey to help safeguard Ireland’s moving image heritage

The IFI is spearheading a landmark campaign to identify the nation’s moving image heritage through the first ever register of film and video collections in the state. A call-out has been issued inviting individuals and organisations across the country to register details of their moving image collections by August 5th, as part of an initiative to create a detailed picture of the country’s rich film and video heritage. The resulting information about the quantity, condition and content of those collections will be used to inform a national strategy for preservation and access. Unlike most European countries Ireland has no national preservation policy for its moving image heritage and this is an important opportunity for Ireland to identify the steps necessary to safeguard this vital part of its culture in line with EU recommendations. The survey can be completed online at www.ifi.ie/moving-image-register

For more information and high-res images, please contact Michelle McDonagh at the IFI Press Office (01 679 5744 or mmcdonagh@irishfilm.ie.

The IFI acknowledges the financial support of the Arts Council.

 

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