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Institut national de l'audiovisuel

The Institut national de l'audiovisuel (or INA, French for National Audiovisual Institute) is a repository of all French radio and television audiovisual archives. Additionally it provides free access to archives of countries such as Afghanistan and Cambodia. [1] It has its headquarters in Bry-sur-Marne.[1]

Since 2006, it has allowed free online consultation on a website called [2] with a search tool indexing 100,000 archives of historical programs, for a total of 20,000 hours.


In the 1980s, it issued a large number of recordings on the label France's Concert Records.[2] In the 1990s it launched its own label INA mémoire as the historical recording label of the Institut national de l'audiovisuel, and of the archives of Radio France.[3]


The Institut national de l'audiovisuel was founded in 1975 by a law of 1974 with the purpose of conserving archives of audiovisual materials, research relating to them and professional training. In 1992, legal deposit was extended to television and radio, and the institute was to be the depository. This led to the establishment of the Inathèque in 1995, with the aim of conserving and making its holdings available to researchers and students. It was opened to the public in October 1998, at the Bibliothèque François-Mitterrand. In 2002, legal deposit was extended to cable and satellite television and in 2005 to terrestrial digital television. From September 2006, the institute has been responsible for archiving 17 radio and 45 television services amounting to 300,000 hours per year.


Time Person
1975-1979 Pierre Emmanuel
1979-1981 Gabriel de Broglie
1981-1983 Joël Le Tac
1983-1987 Jacques Pomonti
1987-1990 Janine Langlois-Glandier
1990-1994 Georges Fillioud
1994-1999 Jean-Pierre Teyssier
1999-2001 Francis Beck
2001-2010 Emmanuel Hoog
2010–2014 Mathieu Gallet
2014-2015 Agnès Saal

See also


  1. ^ "Mentions légales." Institut national de l'audiovisuel. Retrieved on 5 May 2011. "Siège social et adresse postale : 4 avenue de l'Europe - 94366 Bry-sur-Marne cedex "
  2. ^ France's Concert Record, FC-113, 1988
  3. ^ Fanfare vol. 18 No.5 1995 "Renaud Machart.. and the director of the label "Memoire Vive" produced by the Institut National de l'Audiovisuel (distributed in the US by Qualiton.) It was in this last capacity that he was now talking to me. "The decision to launch Memoire Vive ."

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