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.
Baltic Audiovisual Archival Council (BAAC), Lithuanian Central State Archive and Lithuanian Archivists’ Association are organizing the international workshop in Vilnius 9-10 April, 2018. It will be hosted by Lithuanian National M.Mažvydas Library.
International seminar in Tallinn, Estonia, April 26-27, 2018
Call for papers
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
19 January 2017
Listen to and tag thousands of music tracks on Europeana's radio player
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.
International SOIMA workshop and conference in Brussels, 27 August – 4 September, 2015.
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.
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
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.
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
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.
Report from Seminar by Tedd Urnes
A personal report on the BAAC Annual Conference 2009, By Lasse Nilsson, SVT
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.
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.
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