Lecture via Zoom by
Maureen Russell (Archivist, UCLA Ethnomusicology Archive and Adjunct Professor,
UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology) and Yuri Shimoda (Archivist, UCLA
Ethnomusicology Archive and Assistant Adjunct Professor, UCLA Department of Ethnomusicology).
The two archivists share
information on the archive’s history, goals, funding, challenges, successes,
and ongoing projects. The talk launches the "Global Archiving and
Instrument Curation Speaker Series."
The UCLA Ethnomusicology
Archive has grown to be the United States' largest repository of audio-visual
materials on musical traditions from around the world, outside the Library
of Congress, and the closely associated World Musical Instrument Collection is
the largest such university-based collection in the Americas. We are proud to
have reached the milestone of our 60th anniversary, and are planning a number
of projects to celebrate our success to date, of which this speaker series is
one. More importantly, we wish to take this opportunity to broaden
understanding of archiving and curation and increase appreciation of their
value. We are particularly eager to allow both our local community and a global
audience to learn more about the work and challenges of audiovisual archiving
and instrument curation in different countries and settings around the world.
The series continues in
Spring Quarter with lectures from archivists and curators from England, Uganda,
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