In honor of World Audio Visual Day, held annually on October 27th, MIRC will be conducting an Open House event for the public. It will be taking place from 3pm-5pm this friday and all are welcome.
Come one and all if you would like to see behind the scenes of a Film Archive. It is free to attend and no one will be turned away however if you would like to participate in any of the events planned then we do ask that you email us or RSVP in some way – either by phone or electronic device since numbers are limited for group sessions.
In an environment perfect for learning about film and video, visitors can tour the MIRC facility with a film curator, attend workshops on film handling and video identification, and experience a re-creation of a vintage classroom film screening. There will be refreshments, door prizes and knowledgeable film experts happy to answer questions.
“This Open House, which is our first, gives the University community an opportunity to experience firsthand the fascinating work of audio-visual preservation,” said MIRC Director Mark Cooper. “Anyone who has ever wondered what it takes to get a video on mirc.sc.edu should come by to find out.”
The event is timed to honor the annual World Day for Audiovisual Heritage, which takes place every year on October 27. Begun six years ago by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), the commemorative day seeks to raise awareness of the importance of audiovisual documents. The theme for this year’s celebration is “Audiovisual Heritage Memory: The Clock is Ticking.” See here for more information about this years event: http://www.iasa-web.org/world-day-audiovisual-heritage
MIRC’s Open House event is free and open to the public, but seating is limited for the tours, workshops and screening. To register, email: firstname.lastname@example.org.
MIRC is located at 707 Catawba Street, adjacent to the USC campus. For more information, visit http://library.sc.edu/mirc.