Audiovisual Heritage Center

Collecting, preserving, and fostering creative public use of our audiovisual heritage.

Latest News and Upcoming Events

2019 Community Archiving Workshop (CAW)
May 30, 2019 - Fisk University Archives and Special Collections

Join us for the Community Archiving Workshop at Fisk University! This event brings volunteers from the community together with audiovisual archivists from the Southeast to learn the essentials of archiving analog audiovisual materials and to gain hands-on experienceby working with the collections from Fisk University Franklin Library Special Collections and Archives.

Learn more and register here.

New Chatterbird Music Ensemble Performance to Archival Film
June 21, 2019
Nashville Public Library

Come see Nashville's most eclectic and surprising music ensemble perform live at Nashville Public Library! This year, the AVHC and Chatterbird joined in a new partnership that breaks down the walls between archives and the public. Working closely with Metro Archives staff, Chatterbird helped to select 8 rare films from the collection to be digitized. The ensemble is creating a new score to this footage - some of whichg hasn't been seen in nearly half a century. Their work supports both preservation and creative access to our collections. This event is free and open to the public.