Our weekly roundup of archives-related news from around the globe
- The International Institute for Conservation has launched a new information sharing initiative–MITRA–which is “primarily focused on two-dimensional fine art practices, specifically painting, drawing/sketching, and to some extent, mural painting. As the forum continues to evolve, we hope to add other areas of artistic practice including (but not limited to), printmaking, sculpture/pottery, digital photography/design, and fiber art.
- The International Council on Archives is asking archivists who support the Universal Declaration on Archives to submit their signatures.
- The British Library is digitizing two centuries of printed Indian text
- An article in Le Monde discusses web archiving
- Two articles this week discussed companies grappling with their histories and World War Two. The Economist covers the Dutch company C&A, while the New York Times focuses on Volkswagen
- IAART member Ryder Kouba wrote a short post on how the Suez Crisis, which began sixty years ago this week, led to the American University in Cairo receiving a valuable Islamic art and architecture collection.
- Interesting article in National Geographic on archivists in the world’s newest nation, South Sudan