The Commemorative Public Symposium 'The Kyoto News Archive' was held on July 2, 2022
Kindly supported by the City of Kyoto and the Kyoto Toy Film Museum, the Commemorative Public Symposium 'The Kyoto News Archive: Lights of the Past Reflecting the Future' was held by the International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University, on July 2, 2022.
In collaboration with the Toy Film Museum in Kyoto, the Art Research Center (ARC) has been building a digital archive of Kyoto News--a series of newsreels produced by Kyoto City between 1956 and 1994 (Showa 31 - Heisei 6).
During that period, the newsreels were shown in movie theaters in Kyoto before the start of the main film. As one of the earliest regional newsreels, they are a valuable historical testimony of Kyoto City. They have recorded a wide range of topics in the city, including seasonal customs and festivals.
As the Kyoto News Archive has partly been completed and opened to the public, the public symposium was held to commemorate the launching of the archive, as well as to report on our research outcomes and discuss the prospects for regional video archives.
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
International Joint Digital Archiving Center for Japanese Art and Culture (ARC-iJAC), Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
Supported by: Kyoto City and the Toy Film Museum
Inquiries: Art Research Center, Ritsumeikan University
E-mail: arc-jimu(at)st.ritsumei.ac.jp (please change "at" to @)
(*This event was held in Japanese)