Commemorative Public Symposium 'The Kyoto News Archive'
(***UPDATE: Please note that the event will be held online only.***)
The Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, is pleased to announce the Commemorative Public Symposium 'The Kyoto News Archive ~Lights of the Past Reflecting the Future~'.
(*This event is held in Japanese)
Date: July 2 (Saturday), 2022
Time: 14:00 - 16:30 Japan Standard Time
Topic: The Kyoto News Archive ~Lights of the Past Reflecting the Future~
Event Venue: online via Zoom
Click here to register for online participation via ZOOM. (Online: Capacity of 300 seats, first-come-first-served basis)
In collaboration with the Toy Film Museum in Kyoto, the Art Research Center (ARC), Ritsumeikan University, has been building a digital archive of Kyoto News--a series of news videos produced by the Kyoto City between 1956 (Showa 31) to 1994 (Heisei 6).
During that period of time, it was shown as a newsreel in movie theaters in Kyoto before the start of the main film. As one of the earliest regional newsreels, the videos are a valuable historical testimony of Kyoto City. They have recorded a wide range of topics in the city, including seasonal customs and festivals.
The Kyoto News Archive has partly been completed and opened to the public, so we are holding a public symposium in commemoration of this video series to report on our research outcomes thus far and to discuss the prospects for regional video archives, including the Kyoto News Archive.
International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Supported by: Kyoto City, Toy Film Museum
Inquiries: Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
E-mail: arc-jimu(at)st.ritsumei.ac.jp (please change "at" to @)