SOIMA 2015 International Conference 3-4 September 2015 in Brussels, Belgium

Unlocking Sound and Image Heritage

PACKED vzw is a partner of the SOIMA 2015 International Conference


Day 0 • 2 September 2015 • (location to be confirmed)

End of the SOIMA 2015 Pre-conference workshop • Ceremony & Official opening of the conference


  • 15.45 Registration
  • 16.30 Workshop Closing by Catherine Antomarchi Unit Director, ICCROM, Italy
  • 17.00 Conference Opening

Introduction by Dr. Stefano De Caro Director-General, ICCROM, Italy
Zaki Aslan, Special Focus on the Arab Region Director, ATHAR Regional Centre, UAE


  • 18.00 Performance

David Monacchi, Fragments of Extinction

  • 19.00 Reception
  • 21.00 End


Day 1 • 3 September 2015 • Academy Palace


  • 8.15    Registration
  • 9.00    Session 1 • Caring and Sharing Sound and Images in the 21st Century


Introduction by Aparna Tandon Project Specialist, ICCROM, Italy

Mshai Mwangola, ‘Bury My Bones, But Keep My Words’: Transmitting the Legacy of our Ancestors to our Descendants Research and Communication Officer, African Peace-building Network, Kenya

Kara Van Malssen, Breaking Down Silos: How organizational Changes Can Help Unlock the Value of Information Senior Consultant, AVPreserve, Assistant Professor, New York University, USA

Lizabé Lambrechts, Lingering Absences: Creative Archival Interventions and Memory Projects as Acts of Recognition Project Manager HYMAP, Stellenbosch University, South Africa

Bruno Jehle & Raveen P. Edur, Better to Invest in Vocational Education and Training than in Hard- and Software Technical Director & General Manager, BJ Institute, India – Switzerland


  • 10.30    Coffee break
  • 11.00    Session 2 • Values and Collections across the World


Lisa Ott & Ingrid Oliveira, Archives in Dealing with the Past Processes Senior Program Officer & Program Officer, swisspeace, Switzerland

Farah Al-Sabah, The Kuwait Experience: Gathering Sound and Image Collections to Safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage Conservator, Kuwait National Museum, Kuwait

Johan Swinnen, Curating oral Histories in Bangladesh, Nepal and Suriname. Peace and Reconciliation through Photography Professor, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Belgium

Judith Opoku-Boateng, Applying the "Baby Nursing Model" in Underprivileged Archives. The Journey with the Nketia Collections at the Institute of African Studies Head Archivist, Institute of African Studies, Ghana

Pinar Yelmi, Collecting and Protecting the Contemporary Soundscape Elements of Istanbul Doctoral Researcher, Koc University, Turkey

Samuel Franco, Someone’s Treasure – A Legacy for All Director, Casa K’ojom, AVICOM Board Member, Guatemala


Moderated Q&A


  • 13.00    Networking lunch
  • 14.00    Session 3 • Digitization (I): Why and How?


David Monacchi, Fragments of Extinction – The Sonic Heritage of Ecosystems Professor of Electroacoustics, Conservatory G.Rossini, Founder and President, Fragments of Extinction, Italy

Chris Lacinak, The Cost of Inaction President, AVPreserve, New York

Tzutzumatzin Soto, Better Actions: Between National and Local Audiovisual Heritage in Mexico Head of Department of Video and Photographic Collections, Cineteca Nacional, Mexico


Moderated Q&A


  • 15.30 Coffee break
  • 16.00 Session 4 • Digitization (II) : Institutional strategies


Federica Bressan & Angela Ida De Benedictis, Philology in the Preservation of Audio Documents: Massive vs Customized Approach Post-doc researcher, University of Padova, Italy – Paul Sacher Stiftung, Basel -Switzerland

Michel Merten, Public Private Partnerships : Guidelines for a Successful story CEO, Memnon, Belgium

Rony Vissers, Please call Brussels: 02 - 49.37.43, 12 a.m till 1 p.m Director, PACKED vzw – Expertisecentrum Digitaal Erfgoed, Belgium

Soledad Abraca, The First Year of the Audiovisual Archive of the National Library of Chile, Challenges and Perspectives Archivist, National Library, Chile

Ariane Gervasio, Audiovisual Archives in a University: The case of TV UFMG Journalist and Archive Manager, TV network of the Federal University of Minas Gerais, Brazil

Elzbieta Wysoka, Case Study of the Digital Repository Project Project Director, Filmoteka Narodowa , Poland

Brecht De Clercq, What Do We Do With AV-Carriers After Digitization? – Panel Discussion Digitalization Manager, Vlaams Instituut voor Archivering (VIAA), Executive Board Member, FIAT-IFTA, Belgium


Day 2 • 4 September 2015 • Academy Palace


  • 8.30    Registration
  • 9.00    Session 1 • Connecting Heritage to People


Debra Hess Norris, All You Need Is Love? The Preservation of Photographic Collections Here, There and Everywhere Chair and Professor, University of Delaware, USA

Johan Oomen, open, Connected and Smart Heritage Manager Research and Development Department, Nederlands Instituut voor Beeld en Geluid, the Netherlands

Joie Springer, The Memory of the World Programme and the Preservation of Knowledge Register Subcommittee of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme, France

Sarah Wathley, Challenges at the Europeana Space Project; Copyright Law and Implications Professor, Coventry University, Coordinator, European Space, UK


  • 10.30    Coffee break
  • 11.00    Session 2 • Connecting Heritage to people (cont.)


Howard Besser, open or Restricted – Debate Professor, New York University, USA

Richard Ranft, Discovering Europe’s Sound Treasures Head of Sound & Vision, The British Library – Coordinator of Europeana Sounds, UK

Vahur Puik, – Gamified Crowdsourcing of Geotags and Rephotos for Historic Photographs Member of Board / Project Manager, Estonian Photographic Heritage Society, Estonia

Payal Wadhwa, The Phonebox Project Founder-Director, InspireConspireRetire, UK Antonella Muzi, How to Learn Contemporary Sound Art. An example by MAXXI


  • 13.00    Special Arab region theme & networking lunches
  • 14.00    Session 3 • Enhancing Institutional Capacities and Preparing the Next Generation


Julie Stevenson, Trends in Education Learning and Development Officer, Canadian Conservation Institute, Canada

Mona Jimenez, How to Adopt to New Challenges Associate Arts Professor/Associate Director, Moving Image Archiving and Preservation Program, New York University, USA

Benedict Olgado, Audiovisual Archiving Education in the Philippines: A Community Building Approach Assistant Professor, School of Library and Information Studies, University of the Philippines Diliman, Philippines

Zaki Aslan, Heritage Education in an Arab Context: Introducing SoIMA Director, ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre, UAE

Mick Newnham, This Is What You Want, This Is What You Get (Matching Real Training Needs to Delivery) Manager Conservation & Research, National Film and Sound Archives, Australia

Eva Baaren, Managing and Transferring Knowledge Presto Center, the Netherlands


  • 15.15    Coffee break
  • 15.45    Session 4 • Looking Towards the Future Debate led by Aparna Tandon
  • 17.00    Closing Key Note
  • 17.30    Surprise performance


Posters and Exhibitions


  • Gedara Alakolange & Leena Seneheweera, Sound and Image of Dramatic Performance in Sri Lankan Kolam Tradition Senior Lecturer, University of Peradeniya, Sri Lanka
  • Susana Belchior, Chemometric Approach for the Reconstruction of Records PhD Fellow, NOVA University of Lisbon, Portugal
  • Dirk Bertels, Studio Louter Incorporates Visitors’ iPad Films in a WWII Exhibition in Rotterdam Creative Partner, Studio Lauder, the Netherlands
  • Storm Calle, Pieter-Jan Lachaert, Tim De Doncker, Photo and Film in the First World War: one and the Same City Archive Ghent & The Black Box, Belgium
  • Antonio D’Amato, Paysage Marin avec Bateaux et Hydravion Student, Conservatorio Statale di Musica G. Martucci, Italy
  • Veljko Dzikic, Providing Accessibility of Religious Books to the Wider Scientific Community Conservator, Central Institute for Conservation, Serbia
  • Hagar Ezzat, Digitization and Conservation Project of an Egyptian National Film Archive Assistant Lecturer, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Chris Hubbles, Providing Access to and Preservation of Historic Sound Recordings Doctoral Candidate, University of Washington, USA
  • Kati Hyyppä, The Cyberbeetle and Downsampled Masterpieces – Experiences from Using open Archival Content in Creative Works Artist, Germany
  • Ellen Janssens & Jorijn Neyrinck, Documenting ICH in Sound and Image: Who Decides? The Participatory Approach of Safeguarding Intangible Heritage Tapis Plein vzw, Belgium
  • Eddy Jazil, Considering the Development of the Audiovisual Institute of Haïti Audiovisual Institute of Haiti (IAH), Haiti
  • Jagoda Komusińska, Problems Concerning Providing Internet Access to Documentary, Feature and Educational Professional Films Created in Poland Before 1989. An NGo Point of View Social Innovation Workshop Foundation, Poland
  • Filip Kwiatek, From Analogue Collection to Multifunctional Access. Nina’s Role in Digitization of Audiovisual Heritage in Poland Archive Manager, National Audiovisual Institute, Poland
  • Flower Manase, Preservation of Sound and Image Collections Curator, National Museums of Tanzania, Tanzania
  • Diana Manhica, KUGoMA – A Mozambican Experience on Audiovisual Heritage Instituto Nacional de Audiovisual e Cinema, Mozambique
  • Miguel Marrengula & Isaù Meneses, Cinema and Audiovisual Education and Development in Mozambique Professor, Higher Institute of Arts and Culture, Mozambique
  • Krystyna Matusiak, Uncovering Hidden Collections Assistant Professor, University of Denver, USA
  • Amir Miyandabi & Mick Newnham, Experimental Use of Enzymes and Targeted Solvents Conservator, University of Newcastle, Australia, Manager Conservation & Research, National Film and Sound Archives, Australia
  • Jacqueline Moon, Does the Migration of Image Silver in Silver Gelatin Photographs Correlate to Their Perceived Yellowing? The National Archives, UK
  • Karen Natividad & Christine Abrigo, Stories by Word of Mouth: Capturing Cultural Heritage Through oral History De La Salle University, The Philippines
  • Mary Njoroge, opportunities for Education and Training in Kenya Senior Archivist, National Archives, Kenya
  • Wafika Noshy & Ebrahim Gehan, Unblocking Decomposed Film Reel No. 395 from the Egyptian Newsreel Professor, Cairo University, Egypt
  • Louis-Marie Pandzou, Digital Technology: Developing, Promoting and Educating on Cultural Heritage in Congo-Brazzaville Cultural Mediator & Communication Officer, Musée Mâ Loango de Diosso, Congo-Brazzaville
  • Kamani Perera, Preserving the Intangible Cultural Heritage Librarian, Regional Centre for Strategic Studies, Sri Lanka
  • Fernanda Resende & Teder Morras, The Audiovisual Collection Jesco von Puttkamer Pontifical Catholic University of Goiás, Cinemateca Brasileira, Brazil
  • Élia Roldão, How Far Can We See? The Importance of Accurate Film Identification PhD Student, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Patricia Rosas, Multiple Memories: Videos from the Gulbenkian Foundation Collection Curator, Calouste Gulbenkian Foundation, Portugal
  • Joana Silva, Preservation of an Artist Legacy: Angelo de Sousa’s Photographic and Filmic Collection PhD Fellow, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal
  • Rubens Silva, Research Group on Digital Culture, Representation and Information Professor, Information Science Institute, Federal University of Bahia, Brazil
  • Janos Tari, Preservation and Restoration of the Moving Images in the Museum of Etnography Associate Professor, Chair of AVICOM, Hungary
  • Beatríz Torres Insúa, The Identification of Film Supports: Cellulose Nitrate, Cellulose Acetate and Polyester Conservator/restorer, Österreichische National Bibliothek, Austria
  • Patricia Whatley, Issues Relating to Photographic, Film and Sound Archive Management Director, Centre for Archive & Information Studies, University of Dundee, UK
  • Saskia Willaert, The PRIMA Project. Digitizing Musical Instruments Collections in Africa Mim, musical instruments museum, Belgium
  • Renée Winter, Intertwining Spheres: Public Archiving of Private Home Video Collections Österreichische Mediathek, Austria


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