The Southeast Asia Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (SARBICA) invites all the ICA members and extended archival community to attend the 2022 Virtual SARBICA International Symposium focused on the theme Preservation & Sustainability: Two Sides of The Same Coin?
It will take place on 16 and 17 November 2022, with a pre-symposium online workshop planned for 15 November. The Symposium will be centred on two important areas: preservation and sustainability, in a discussion around the perspectives on how they may co-exist and explore opportunities for action to benefit the work of memory institutions like the archives.
Regarding the Symposium theme, Julia Chee, Chair of SARBICA (2021-2023) and Director of the National Archives of Singapore, states that “this is a relatively new area to the archival community in Southeast Asia, and it is timely that we elevate the level of awareness amidst global climate changes, as sustainable preservation methods can raise environmental consciousness and support effective management of collections.”
To raise awareness, gain new perspectives, promote discussions and engage with questions on the intersection between the work of memory institutions, the environment and sustainability, this event will offer a professional programme with 7 sessions, and two keynote speakers: Karen Chan, Executive Director of the Asian Film Archive; and Dr. Valerie Johnson, Director of Research and Collections at The National Archives, United Kingdom.
Regular registrations will close on 6 November 2022, so if you are interested in attending this event check the following link to fill out the registration form: https://www.sarbica2022.sg/registration/
For more details about the symposium and workshop, visit the website: https://sarbicasymposium2022.nas.gov.sg/