May 22, 2022

Nelson Mandela Foundation Launches Digital Rivonia Trial Archives

From Destiny Man:

The Nelson Mandela Foundation on Wednesday launched the digital archives of the 1964 Rivonia Trial recordings, which will be made available to the public at the National Library as part of the centenary celebrations of South Africa’s first democratic President.


In a packed auditorium at the foundation’s offices in Johannesburg, representatives of the National Archives and Records Service of South Africa (NARSSA) – the custodians of the archives – and the French National Audiovisual Institute (INA), who developed technology to restore the archives, made presentations on the genesis of the project and the digitisation and restoration process.

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See Also: Listening to the Rivonia Trial: Courts, Archives and the Liberation Movements (via Nelson Mandela Foundation)

See Also: Mandela Digital Resources (via Nelson Mandela Foundation) and Mandela Materials Search Database

See Also: National Archives and Records Service of South Africa

See Also: Ina – National Audiovisual Institute of France  – Institut National De l’audiovisuel

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