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Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX)

Preserving Our Audiovisual Heritage: Film and Video Collections



This program promotes international collaboration and academic dialogue on film and media preservation in order to safeguard the world‘s audiovisual heritage. APEX is an opportunity for members of the international audiovisual archival community to exchange knowledge and skills in areas such as inspection and care of audiovisual materials, cataloging, metadata management, digitization, digital preservation, and access to collections.

  1. Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX): Argentina 2009

  2. A team of film experts and archivists from the United States under the direction of professor Dan Streible traveled to Buenos Aires, Argentina in May 2009 to help the Museo del Cine preserve its orphan films.

  3. Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX): Colombia 2013

  4. A student-led initiative to visit and team up with the Colombian Film Heritage Foundation (Fundación Patrimonio Fílmico Colombiano) for the preservation of audiovisual materials of historical, cultural, and aesthetic importance.

  5. Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX): Uruguay 2014

  6. APEX 2014 took place in Montevideo, Uruguay, with the participation of five local institutions: Universidad Católica del Uruguay, The National Image Archive of SODRE, Cinemateca Uruguaya, Universidad de la República and Fundación de Arte Contemporáneo


  7. Audiovisual Preservation Exchange (APEX): Ghana 2008 - ongoing



  8. Audiovisual Preservation Exchange Ghana is an ongoing initiative of the MIAP Program. Since 2008, the initiative has aimed to promote Ghanaian audiovisual archives through collaboration and knowledge exchange between Ghanaian archivists, MIAP students and faculty, and our respective affiliated professional networks. Over the years the exchange has produced a variety of exciting activities: workshops for local practitioners in Ghana and abroad, internship placements for MIAP student interns at Ghanaian institutions, at least one Fulbright Fellowship, and the creation of an audio digitization lab at the University of Ghana‘s Institute for African Studies Archive. These activities have resulted increased access to Ghanaian audiovisual heritage for teaching, learning, and scholarship, both today and in the future.

  9. APEX Ghana 2008


  10. APEX Ghana 2009


  11. APEX Ghana 2010


  12. APEX Ghana 2014