Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council (BAAC) is an independent nonprofit organization, founded as a voluntary association with a goal to foster cooperation between public and private archives, broadcasting and TV archives, libraries and museums that possess collections of audiovisual materials about the Baltic States, Scandinavian countries and the worldwide Baltic diaspora.
On the 27th of October 2022, on UNESCO World Day for Audio-visual Heritage, Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council organized a workshop aimed at teachers.
Conference recodrings, September 2021, Vilnius
How are archives dealing with issues that emerged during global pandemic? What have the months of disruptions taught us about organisational resilience?
In regard of World Day for Audiovisual Heritage the Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Lithuania in a partnership with BAAC and Lithuanian National Library orginized virtual conference.
The 16th BAAC annual conference, October 9-10, 2019 in Riga, Latvia
Lectures and training on camera scanning by Peter Krogh
The 15th BAAC annual conference, November 7-9, 2018 in Tallinn, Estonia.
RE: VIVE initiative in Lithuania demonstrates the example of folklore records reuse for creation of new electronic music album
The workshop took place on April 9-10, 2018 and was hosted by the Lithuanian National M.Mažvydas Library in Vilnius.
The Netherlands Institute for Sound and Vision today is publishing its new White Paper, Towards a New Audiovisual Think Tank for Audiovisual Archivists and Cultural Heritage Professionals. The White Paper identifies strategic priorities for audiovisual archiving in the coming decade and puts forward 10 concrete recommendations for collective action.
This year’s BAAC conference was held on October 11-12 in Warsaw with the title “Second life of heritage collections - management and use of audiovisual content”.
Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council (BAAC), Lithuanian Central State Archive and Lithuanian Archivists’ Association organized the international workshop “The Management of Audio and Video Collections” in Vilnius 4-5 September, 2017
Europeana Radio brings easy and interactive access to Europe’s sound treasures and is now available to embed on your own website. The radio player contains over 200,000 historical music tracks collected from sound archives across twelve European countries.
The 4th Baltic Sea Region Film History Conference
2–4 November 2017, Tallinn, Estonia
Call for papers
Application deadline has been extended to 3 April 2017!
The IS&T Archiving Conference in Riga, May 15 – 18, 2017.
19 January 2017
Listen to and tag thousands of music tracks on Europeana's radio player
November 2-3, 2016 BAAC annual conference in Vilnius
BAAC, together with the Archivists’ Association and Lithuanian Central State Archive organized the International Photography Conservation Workshop in Vilnius 20-21 June, 2016.
The Europeana Sounds project organises its final international conference – “Unlocking Sound Collections” – on Friday 4th November 2016 in Vilnius, the capital city of Lithuania.
March 31 - April 1, 2016 BAAC, Art Museum of Estonia and Estonian Photographic Heritage Society organised silver based photo conservation master-class by Sandra Maria Petrillo (Italy, SMPHOTO Conservation Studio)
27–28 October 2016, Tallinn, Estonia
The Board of the Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council (BAAC) has made decision to document the history of BAAC with reference to the tenth anniversary of the work of BAAC in year 2015. The goal was to publish a book about the association.
If you are fascinated walking in a medieval town watching old buildings, historical signs, sculptures set up in parks to remind you of the political events of the country and the city, drinking good wine and beer at prices suitable for the salaries of poor librarians, you go to Vilnius and you will have a good time.
During a few days in October (28-30) around 60 delegates attended the annual conference, which this year celebrated the 10th anniversary of the Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council.
10 years with you. BAAC facts and figures
International SOIMA workshop and conference in Brussels, 27 August – 4 September, 2015.
BAAC board meeting was held in Tallinn, Estonia on March 6 at the National Archives of Estonia
Europeana Sounds, a pan-European project aimed at significantly increasing audio and audio-related objects available through Europeana, just celebrated its 1st anniversary.
This is an international conference on ensuring a safe and creative future for sound and image
EUscreen, the European Network for audiovisual heritage, launches its renewed website offering free online access to thousands of items of audiovisual archives.
Conference report by Tedd Urnes
The Board of BAAC had its first meeting of 2014 on March 6, in the city of Riga, Latvia.
Two BAAC members – Juozas Markauskas and Zane Grosa - took part in a 2 day meeting in London at the British Library, representing their organisations – Dizi (Lithuania) and the National Library of Latvia. This meeting "kicked off" a new European project "Europeana Sounds", with about 50 people representing 24 partners from across Europe.
A personal assessment by Tedd Urnes and comments by Andris Ķesteris
Welcome to the 44th IASA (International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives) Annual Conference, held jointly with the BAAC (Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council) 10th Annual Conference. Vilnius, Lithuania, Sunday 6th - Thursday 10th October 2013
For the BAAC board, the conference started already the evening before the actual conference, with a meeting on premises of the Finnish Jazz & Pop Archive.
BAAC Board meeting was held in Helsinki, Finland on 13 April at the Finnish National Audiovisual Archive (KAVA).
BAAC was invited to present its position in session Public Awareness on Audiovisual Art Works Conservationâ€œ at the International Conference "ExCHange for a challenge" in higher education for restoration, conservation and risk management of works of art, in Kocaeli (Turkey) 1-3 March 2012.
At its annual meeting in Tallinn on October 6, 2011, BAAC has adopted the following statement.
This years conference was jointly organized by BAAC and Estonian Film archives, and hosted by the Estonian National library in Tallinn.
The 42nd IASA conference was held in Frankfurt am Main, Germany, and its theme concerned digital decision making in sound and audiovisual collections.
After nearly three years of preparation and development, the European Film Gateway EFG http://www.europeanfilmgateway.eu is now online. The Internet portal to the digital collections of European film archives and cinema offers free access to currently about 400,000 digital videos, photos, film posters and text materials. By September, the number of digital items will increase to 600,000 from 16 film archives.
Nineteen participants from 15 different countries have assembled in Riga, Latvia to participate in the third international course of the SOIMA programme.
SOIMA 2011 Course design meeting was held in Vilnius, at Lithuanian Central State Archive, 16-18 March 2011
TORONTO, ONTARIO - Two historically significant films, believed to be the first ever colour footage shot in Estonia in 1939, have been discovered in Canada by documentary filmmaker Marcus Kolga.
The formal title of the conference was: "Back to analogue: preserving audiovisual resources for digitalisation and posterity ". The programme committee addressed the level of development and progress in the field of digitalisation of audiovisual archives in the Baltic countries.
Estonian Film Archives launches online photo database
Report about SOIMA (Sound and Image Collections Conservation) Programme course, organized under initiative of ICCROM, 16 November - 11 December, 2009, India
Report from Seminar by Tedd Urnes
A personal report on the BAAC Annual Conference 2009, By Lasse Nilsson, SVT
Annual IASA conference 2009 was held in Athens, Greece. BAAC report was presented at the General assembly.
BAAC was taking a part in the professional meeting organized by Latvian National Commission for UNESCO at Ministry of Foreign affairs of the republic of Latvia, 31 August in Riga.
The professional BAAC Broadcasters working group visit and meeting to SRF was organized by the BAAC with the aim of learning more about the implemented digitization activities and policies within the institution.
Tedd's Urnes report about the joint BAAC and Balthernet seminar in Stockholm, 24 April 2009
It has developed into a tradition that the papers and documents presented at a BAAC event you find at the website also is completed by a more personal reflection on the programme, the venue and the event as a whole by a delegate.
Lithuanian working group meets secretary of the Ministry of Culture of Lithuania on occasion of UNESCO world day of audiovisual heritage.
Since this year Lithuanian Central State Archive has been directly involved in the pilot action MIDAS Moving Image Database for Access and Re-use of European film collections.
The BAAC board meeting, this time kindly hosted by the Latvian Institute of Literature, Folklore and Art, was of course, on this occasion, very much dedicated to finalizing the arrangements for the upcoming BAAC annual conference this year in Estonian Tartu September 24-27.
Report on BAAC Estonian working group meeting at Estonian Literary
Museum in Tartu on 15th of February.
At the end of 2007 Estonian Public Broadcasting awarded Reet Harkmaa for a longtime professional service in the Estonian Television news archives.
Professional tour to some of Finnish institutions involved in digitizing the cultural heritage.
It seems to be a human instinct all the way, since we lived in caves, to collect and organize the collections. In addition, the human race through history always seems to be eager to help the young generation to understand and predict the future, by teaching them the history of the past.
The fifth Board meeting and seminar concurred with changes in Estonian Television
BAACs first media expedition in the forest close to the city of Vilnius
The first travelling mini-seminar organized at Lithuanian Television
Report on BAAC Estonian working group meeting
Report on BAAC Estonian working group meeting
The place and time for the 2007 IASA annual conference were finally approved during this years IASA conference "Between Memory and Oblivion".
Report on BAAC meeting.
Report shortly describes how BAAC was established
Riga revisited - personal impressions by