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Do you have collections that have significant genealogical value? Are you interested in getting the collection digitised? If so, we would like to hear from you as there is a potential funding opportunity. Digitising heritage collections is a very costly business, simply because of the labour intensive and highly technical nature of the task. There […]

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Above: Participants at the 74th South African Museums Association (SAMA) National Conference held from 27 to 29 September 2010. PHOTO: David Larsen Participants from all over South Africa gathered in Durban this week for the 74th South African Museum’s Association conference held at the Riverside Hotel in Durban North. The conference theme was Museums in […]

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Above: The Creative Commons logo is, for many, a symbol of a new way of dealing with copyright more applicable to the information era. It certainly holds out promise for museums, archives and other public repositories that hold collections in trust for the public good. Copyright and Creative Commons I am delighted that distinguished copyright […]

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Above: Michael Barns cares for the 2-3 million images in the holdings of the Smithsonian Photographic Services which are kept in cold storage in one of the Smithsonian buildings in Washington DC. It was a privilege interacting with him and his Director, Carl Hansen during a trip to the US in October last year. I […]

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Above: Two woman await a tram in a shelter advertising an exhibition of Richard Avedon pictures which was on at the Foam_Fotografiemuseum in Amsterdam while we were there. In February I was in Holland, together with our Product Manager, Ian Blackburn, and Media Manager, Dominique Le Roux, to work on a joint project with four […]

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Above: A mock up of the new top include for the new MEMAT system using the Africa Media Online web site as an example. Next Generation of MEMAT begins to Rise from its Foundations After a year of development behind the scenes we are at last beginning to see the next generation of MEMAT take […]

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Report from Buenos Aires exhibition

Above: A fragment of “Cassarinas at Dawn, Maputo, Mozambique” by David Larsen, is one of the images that forms part of the IZWE de Africa exhibition that has travelled to Buenos Aires, Argentina as part of a cultural exchange programme. Clare Louise Thomas writes to participating photographers from Buenos Aires: So, we opened the exhibition […]

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The Izwe exhibition featuring the works of South African photographers in a prestigious venue in Buenos Aires, Argentina. A collaboration between Africa Media Online and Proyecto 34°S, this six-week exhibition provides a mix of emerging and established photographers with the chance to share their views on Contemporary African Culture. Proyecto 34°S is an artistic exchange […]

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Winner of the “Tudor Sigma African Photo Entrepreneur of the Year Award” for 2008, Karen Agenbag (centre) with Africa Media Online’s Media Manager, Dominique Le Roux (left) and Africa Media Online’s Managing Director, David Larsen (right). PHOTO: Alan Nambiar The 2008 African Photo Entrepreneur of Year Awards Pietermaritzburg, South Africa: November 12, 2008 A Johannesburg […]

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Picture Above: Participants in the African Photo Entrepreneur Programme and Africa Media Online staff during a team building exercise run by Over the Top Adventures at the start of the Global Competitive Masterclass at the Old Prison Conference Centre in Pietermaritzburg, South Africa. From left to right: Melinda De Villiers (Keyworder – AMO), Kevin Factor […]

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