Archives: Bridging the Gap
The International Council on Archives is pleased to announce in collaboration with SOS Archivi, Symposia Srl that the 9th ICA conference will be held in 2022 in Rome from September 19th to 23rd.
The event is organized with the partnership of ANAI, DGA and the Convention Bureau Roma & Lazio.
This 2022 edition's theme sees the Archives as a means of bridging a transversal and multi-level gap.
Contemporary societies are characterized more than ever by diversity a myriad of different communities, cultures, languages, institutions and technologies interact in a common space and make up our complex societies. Bridging the gap between global and local, public and private, centre and periphery, majority and minority, duties and rights, hi-tech and low-tech - to name a few - is key to the development of a society where all different components coexist and thrive.
Archives play a fundamental role in this scenario since they embed and represent the values of a society - in a word, its identity - in a dynamic way. They are not passive containers of our memory. They are rather proactive agents that shape our memory. Therefore, they are a strategic factor for bridging the gaps. On the other hand, archives have to face the internal gaps that affect their mission and hamper their use - in a world of ever-changing technologies archives are striving to manage new objects, formats and techniques.