The Audiovisual Archive has signed an Agreement of Preservation of its documental base with the Asociación Proyectos Culturales para el Desarrollo (Cultural Projects for Development Association). This agreement has the support of more than 50 Argentinean writers.
Since this agreement, it is guaranteed a security copy of all the documents produced and gathered by the Buenos Aires Audiovisual Archive, in order to keep and preserve them.
The public attention area is equipped with computers, television sets and CD, DVD and VHD players. Through a catalogue searching, it is possible for the user to watch on the computer, for example, the interviews done. It is also possible to watch a video or listen to an audio file of a theater director. To consult the registries, you must arrange an appointment:
The audio and video archives on our website are fragments of the interviews done by the Audiovisual Archive team. The audio and video registries of all the sections are a little part of the original ones. At the public attention area it is possible to watch or listen to the complete documentaries.
In order to find what it is request, the Audiovisual Archive counts with skilled staff to help users through the searching, make easier the access to documents.
We are working with the Information System Area of the Buenos Aires City Government to develop a self consulting system in order to make easier the user’s access to all the Audiovisual Archive’s documental base in digital format.
In the Archive, it can be found (in audio and/or video format): interviews, TV and radio programs, seminaries, debates and theatre plays, among other registries.
It can also be found complementary documents, such as biographies and bibliographies and historical contexts that allow to place each personality in space and time.
The Audiovisual Archive content actualization never stops. The documental base grows with the new interviews done by the Audiovisual Archive team, and through the support of relatives and friends of the theater world who bring materials from their private archives, and the donations of all the theater lovers that make their contribution.
The Audiovisual Archive accepts donations.
However, in many cases, those who have any material from a relative or a loved one do not want to give it away. In those cases, a properly way is agreed in order to make a copy and give the original back to the owner.
In every case, the description of the material includes not only the author’s and copyright’s name, but also the identity of the one who has brought the material.
No, the current legislation prohibits it.
No. The Audiovisual Archive does not work as a video club. The material is part of a documental base that has as main goal to keep and take care of the registries.
Further information: firstname.lastname@example.org
Audiovisual Archive of Writers
Centro Cultural Recoleta. Junín 1930, 1º floor.
Tuesdays to Fridays, from 2 to 8 pm, 4806-1647/1659.