PACE collection is an example to Cineblend

On 6 May 2009,Cineblend held a panel discussion about the use of images and sound as a form of cultural heritage, with the collection of PACE (Papua Heritage Foundation) as its main focus. Cineblend, the monthly evening meeting by SAVAN (Foundation Audio-visual Anthropology Netherlands), is organised in collaboration with PACE and the Association of Beeld en Geluid (Image and Sound).The evening begins at 19.30 in the Tropentheatre’s Soeterein Café in Amsterdam.


Stolen heritage 
In recent decades, there has been a lot of debate about possesion and copyright of cultural Camera in Sterling-expeditie 1926-27heritage of ‘colonised’ nations, a heritage which is mainly located in museums and archives in the West. The return of this stolen heritage has become a major point of debate for both the coloniser and the colonised as both need time to process the issues that arise out of this period of history.  Until recently, the focus was on material cultural heritage (artefacts, masks, etc.) but the attention has gradually shifted to the more intangible dimension of cultural heritage (such as traditional story telling, dance and music).

Images and sound play an important role in the redefinition and reinforcement of the cultural identity of colonised people.
Both material cultural heritage (the actual recordings of images and sound) and the intangible dimension of people’s  heritage  (in order to study their own culture and traditions) are important in this respect.

Case study
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Through the use of audio-visual fragments, there is to be a discussion on audio-visual  material as sources of cultural heritage and the need to conserve and manage these resources.
The audio-visual heritage of Papuans, assembled in the archives of PACE will serve as a case study. The main reason for its existence, is to improve the accessibility of Papua heritage, especially for Papuans themselves.

Guests at the meeting on 6 May 2009 were as follows:
Rogier Smeele – Historian and Image Researcher, specialising in the Dutch East Indies, did research for the much acclaimed film: Moeder Dao by Vincent Monnickendam. He works as image researcher for PACE.
Annegriet Wietsma – Film- and Programme Maker wno made, among other things, the triptych titled 'De Kus van de Bidsprinkhaan', about the love/hate relationship between Papuans and Dutch people during the colonial postwar period in (former) Dutch New Guinea. This film was broadcast  by the VPRO/NPS TV programme Andere Tijden.
Albitha Wambrauw – Journalist and Editor with the Broadcasting Corporation MTNL. At present, she is working as an interviewer on an oral history project organised by PACE.

Panel discussion leader: Wim Manuhutu – Former Director of the Moluks( Moluccan)Museum (1987-2008), who organised exhibitions on History, Culture and Current Affairs and developed the museum into a knowledge centre on  Heritage and Diversity. 

Woensdagavond 6 mei 2009
Soeterijn Café, Tropentheater
Linnaeusstraat 2 te Amsterdam
17.00-18.00 uur inloop
18.00-19.30 uur diner à € 17,50 inclusief drankje
(reserveren verplicht op 020 – 5688 500)
19.30-22.00 uur programma, toegang gratis
22.00-23.00 uur borrel
For further  information: www.savan.nl/cineblend, info@savan.nl, 020 – 5688 520