Message from David Fricker for the International Archives Day 2017

Greetings to you all, Please save the date - 9 June in your diaries to celebrate International Archives Day 2017 ...

ICA Congress 2016, Seoul, Opening Ceremony
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International Council on Archives

The ICA believes that effective records and archives management is an essential precondition for good governance, the rule of law, administrative transparency, the preservation of mankind's collective memory, and access to information by citizens.

The International Council on Archives (ICA) is dedicated to the effective management of records and the preservation, care and use of the world's archival heritage through its representation of records and archive professionals across the globe.

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017


ICA is pleased to invite applications for the full-time post of Secretary General based in the ICA secretariat in Paris.


Tuesday, May 23, 2017

April 2017 HRWG Newsletter

The Archives and Human Rights Group newsletter of April is now released!

Available languages : English



Monday, May 22, 2017

SLA in Mexico City, November 2017

It has been confirmed that SLA will be presenting a session on Caribbean literary archives as part of this year’s ICA Annual Conference, to be held in Mexico City, 27-29 November 2017.


Sunday, May 21, 2017

Special SLA issue of Comma in 2018

I am delighted to inform SLA members that the editor of Comma magazine has confirmed that there will be a special literary archives issue of Comma, scheduled for the second half of 2018.


Thursday, May 18, 2017

PCOM meeting in Arusha, Tanzania

The Programme Commission met in Arusha, Tanzania at the office of the UN Mechanism for the International Criminal Tribunals earlier this week.


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

New Professionals Programme successful applicants for 2017

The 2017 selection process for the New Professionals Programme has been completed.

76 applications from 38 countries were submitted, from which 45 were valid and have been assessed by a group of 8 PCOM members.

The great majority of applications were of high quality and ranking...


Tuesday, May 16, 2017

ICA New Professionals Final Survey Report 2016

The final report on the survey presented by the New Professionals Programme at the ICA Congress in Seoul Korea in September 2016 has officially been completed.  The report has been presented to PCOM on Monday May 15th at its spring meeting in Arusha.  It can be accessed on the ICA New...


Friday, May 12, 2017

Lyon BD 2017 : Fabien Vehlmann Archives Fiction

BoDoï, a partner of the Lyon BD festival, offers a preview of some of the projects created for the 2017 edition. Focus on Archives fiction, exhibition Imagined by the screenwriter Fabien Vehlmannl You can read all about it by clicking...


Thursday, May 11, 2017

Cologne: officials reveal cause of 2009 Cologne archives collapse

The collapse of the Cologne city archives left two people dead and buried thousands of documents - some of which dated from the Middle Ages. Public prosecutors are considering pressing charges.

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Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Public Record Office of Northern Ireland organises guided tour & workshop for the IAD 2017

The Public Record Office of Northern Ireland (PRONI) invites you to participate in a behind-the-scenes tour of PRONI or a practical workshop to celebrate International Archives Day on Friday 9 June 2017.

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International Archives Day 2017

The International Council on Archives invites you to celebrate the International Archives Day on Friday 9 June 2017 !

We invite you to celebrate the International Archives Day on the theme of the ALA-ICA Conference...

ALA-ICA annual Conference 2017

Saturday, November 25, 2017 - 09:30 to Wednesday, November 29, 2017 - 18:30

Mexico, 27-28-29 November 2017

The ALA-ICA annual Conference 2017 takes place in Mexico City, Mexico, under the title “Archives, Citizenship and Interculturalism”.

Governance meetings : 25-26 November 2017

Annual Conference : 27-29 November 2017


Universal Declaration on Archives 5th anniversary

Commemorate this milestone by sharing the Declaration and signing the online register.

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The Trustees of the FIDA invite members, branches and other bodies to submit proposals for ICA/FIDA support for archival projects for 2017. Applications must be sent before 15 June 2017.

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