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Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision releases its BIM

Photo of a staff member looking at film with a magnifying glass

Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision has released its Briefing to the Incoming Ministers (BIM) equivalent, Ko Ngā Taonga Tēnei to the public.

Ngā Taonga is not a government agency but, as it receives government funding, the Archive produced Ko Ngā Taonga Tēnei following the appointments of Ministers Allan and Sepuloni to their respective portfolios. The document describes the Archive’s current position as well as several key projects. These include Utaina, the project to digitally preserve Crown-owned magnetic media before it physically deteriorates, and Te Awe Kōtuku, a joint project with seven other heritage agencies to preserve at-risk Mātauranga Māori.

It also provides a thumbnail sketch of Tāhuhu, an ambitious project that will unite Ngā Taonga, Archives New Zealand and the National Library in a purpose-built Archives quarter in Wellington, with an auxiliary deep storage repository in Levin. Thanks to funding received via Budget 2020 and the Manatū Taonga Ministry for Culture and Heritage Arts and Culture COVID Recovery Programme, Ngā Taonga is in a stronger position than ever to preserve and care for the audiovisual heritage of Aotearoa.

Ko Ngā Taonga Tēnei was supplied late last year to Ministers Allan and Sepuloni and Rt Hon Jacinda Ardern. It can now be viewed here.