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Tuesday, September 19 • 09:00 - 09:30
A trial for restoration – Restoring the Rivonia trial (1963-1964)

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In October 1963, one of the most important Trials took place in the Pretoria Supreme Court. Nelson Mandela and nine others ANC’s leaders were tried for acts of sabotage.

The Rivonia Trial has been recorded on cylindrical soft vinyl films frequently used by South African justice courts : The Dictabelts.

In 2007, the Rivonia Trial collection is nominated to join the UNESCO’s World Programme International Register.

After an agreement signed on 20th December 2013 with DAC (Department : Arts and Culture), INA received the Dictabelts in October 2014 and in May 2015 to begin the restoration process.

The Rivonia Dictablets recordings represent an important part of the South African History and they are of high judicial importance. The restoration work has to respect a Charter of Ethics in order to keep all the authenticity of the Trial.

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Ilse Assmann

Head: Media Information Management, M-Net

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Quentin Geffroy

Sound Restorer, INA

Tuesday September 19, 2017 09:00 - 09:30 CEST
Ethnologisches Museum, Room 3 (first floor) Arnimallee 23, Berlin, Germany

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