ICA Annual Conference
One of CARBICA’s proposals for Caribbean Heritage Emergency Network (CHEN) is to stock and station two moveable conservation labs, one in North and one in South of region: https://twitter.com/meg_phillips7/status/1067748597805080576
Executive Board of the ICA endorsed ‘Guiding Principles for Safe Havens for Archives at Risk’, providing guidance for the protection of sensitive records. The Principles were elaborated by an international working group with the support of @EDA_FDFA: https://twitter.com/ICArchiv/status/1067390962576576519
Presenter and colleague @Ricshire about working with African Caribbean Archives held by London Metropolitan Archives. Tip: inform communities that LMA doesn’t own the archives, but the community: https://twitter.com/JantjeSt/status/1067772618147807232
The Global Polio Eradication Initiative (GPEI) History Project. Study on the storage and utilization of health records. By Laura Frizzell and Hana Crawford , United States:
Highlights of keynote:
The only archives of that past was of the torture of slavery/ horror. #Haiti quest – still looking to it’s citadel and identity. voices & drums echo across continents to touch Africa. With emotion & sadness delivered by Monique Rocourt, Haiti (Keynote):
Africans took new traditions & religions as Caribbean slaves in chains whipped working ‘new land fattening with sweat & blood’. Memories of far away lands only, rejection w no rights. Freedom – rights and duties but built on what multiple peoples’ common past?
Developing a user-centred search for our web archive. The UK Government Web Archive’s improved search is now live! After one year of user testing, analysing, coding, and more testing, we are excited to see the new search live with many of the features that our users asked for. Read article here.
Introducing Future Archives: Audio explorations in African contemporary, traditional, sci-tech story-telling. Read article here.