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The Northeast India AV Archive becomes Associate Institutional Member of SEAPAVAA

The Northeast India AV Archive (NEIAV Archive) of the Department of Mass Media, St. Anthony’s College is delighted to announce that its application to join the Southeast Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) has been accepted. NEIAV Archive is now an esteemed Associate Institutional Member of SEAPAVAA and is currently the sole Associate Institutional Member from the country.

The Northeast India AV Archive's application for Associate Institutional Membership category was ratified at SEAPAVAA's 27th General Assembly held on 12 May 2023 at the Mahatai Pattaya Convention Center, Thailand. SEAPAVAA, founded in 1996, is an association of organisations and individuals involved in, or interested in the development of audiovisual archiving in a particular geographic region – the countries of Southeast Asia (the ten member nations of ASEAN), Australasia (Australia and New Zealand), and the Pacific Islands (Micronesia, Melanesia, Polynesia) NEIAV Archive's acceptance as an Associate Institutional Member marks a significant milestone in its journey to promote and preserve Northeast India's audiovisual legacy. The affiliation with SEAPAVAA will foster a stronger network and collaboration with other renowned audiovisual archives situated in Southeast Asia and the Pacific region.

"We are thrilled to join SEAPAVAA as an Associate Institutional Member," said Nathaniel D N Majaw, Project Director at NEIAV Archive. "This membership opens up immense opportunities for us to connect, exchange knowledge, and share expertise with prominent audiovisual archives across the region. We anticipate invaluable learning experiences in the months and years to come."

NEIAV Archive's inclusion in SEAPAVAA's prestigious network will enhance its capacity to engage in global best practices, access cutting-edge resources, and participate in collaborative projects. The association will empower NEIAV Archive to broaden its horizons and contribute to the collective efforts of preserving and promoting the audiovisual heritage of the Southeast Asia, Australasia, and Pacific Islands region. NEIAV Archive is supported by the Sasakawa Peace Foundation, Japan and the Department of Tourism, Government of Meghalaya.

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