Smithsonian Center for Folklife and Cultural Heritage
This collection, which dates from circa 1961-2006, contains audiorecordings from the UNESCO Collection of Traditional Music of the World, as well as related business records. Includes recordings of tradition and sacred music from Benin, Cameroon, Central African Republic, Côte d'Ivoire, Ethiopia, Madagascar, Malawi, Niger, Sudan, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Chile, Cuba, Peru, Afghanistan, Australia, Cambodia, China, Korea, the Solomon Islands, India, Bali, Java, Japan, Laos, Mongolia, Uzbekistan, Pakistan, Thailand, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Morocco, Oman, Syria, and Turkey.
Cook gives his views on the growth of the conservation profession; his achievements, ambitions and predictions for the future. He recalls the work done on the design and staffing of the NLA' s Conservation Laboratory; contacts made with other conservators; the beginnings of the AICCM; the development of the training program at the University of Canberra; Artlab; AusHeritage; Heritage Collections Council (HCC)