Secretariat Permanent Team

Anthea Seles, Secretary General

Anthea Seles, as Secretary General, is the senior staff member in the Secretariat, responsible for the line management of all ICA’s paid staff.

She co-ordinates the work of ICA officers and bodies on the organization’s major initiatives and manages its relations with external partners.  Tasked with upholding ICA’s constitution, she organizes the meetings of the Executive Board and the General Assembly and plays a major role in the planning of Quadrennial Congresses and Annual Conferences. She acts as Director of ICA Publications, both printed and electronic.   +33 (0)1 81 70 55 67

Finally, she provides strategic advice to the Elected Officers on many subjects.

Speech of Anthea SELES – ICA Secretary General

Philippe Bruneau, Administration and Finance Manager

Philippe Bruneau joined the Secretariat on 28 November 2016 as Administration and Finance Manager.

Philippe Bruneau joined the Secretariat on 28 November 2016 as the Administration and Finance Manager. After completing a master's degree in business administration, Philippe practised management control in an industrial environment. For more than 20 years, he worked in associations in the cultural sector (Music).

You can contact him on matters regarding membership, finance or administration.   +33 (0)1 81705562

Constance V. Vidon, Administrative Coordinator

Constance V. Vidon came onboard the ICA Secretariat team at the fall of 2019 and has now become its Administrative Coordinator. She has been working in both the private and the public sectors, in France and in the United States of America, for about 20 years. She holds two master’s degrees in French law and thanks to her legal background, which allows for accuracy and thoroughness, and her valuable international exposure, she coordinates general administrative matters within the organization, as well as towards our members, non-members, and general public alike. So that our members can benefit from ICA members-only resources and services, Constance primarily focuses on ensuring our members keep their status and registration up-to-date, and manning our dedicated email inboxes and In the past, she has worked for Arianespace, Inc. in Washington DC, for the French Prime Minister in Paris, and at GE, among others. She also worked as an English to French translator and volunteered with several organizations, before joining ICA part-time. She devotes the remainder of her time to her family and enjoys having found a work-life balance in ICA’s stimulating multi-cultural environment.

Maria Paula Garcia Mosquera, Programme Officer

Maria Paula joined ICA in January 2019 and works as the Programme Officer. She holds a MA'18 in Public Humanities from Brown University (USA) and a BA'07 in History with a minor in Visual Arts from Universidad de Los Andes (Colombia).

Her professional experience has been focused on exploring ways to create bridges between cultural heritage institutions and a broader public. This interest has taken her to work in a range of non-profit organizations and government institutions, such as the Cultural Agents Harvard Initiative; Sound Archive of Colombia’s National Public Radio; Bogotá Mayor’s Office of Culture, Recreation and Sports; and the Museums of the Central Bank of Colombia.

Within the ICA, Maria Paula is responsible for the day-to-day management and strategic oversight of the activities of the ICA that fall under the responsibility of the Vice President Programme and the ICA Programme Commission. +33 (0)1 81 70 55 63

Marianne Deraze, Website and Electronic Publications Officer    

Marianne is responsible for the ICA website and digital publications. Previous to joining ICA, she specialized in audiovisual and digital archives and took part in the description and online publishing of audiovisual collections of the French National Library on the BnF-Archives and Manuscripts Gallica, and Europeana, the European digital library.

Marianne is the ICA webmaster and oversees the development of the ICA website and trains the new web publishers nominated by the Branches, Sections and Experts Groups. She publishes the ICA monthly e-newsletter and is coordinator and editor in chief of Flash.

Contact Marianne for any question related to:

  • Access to the ICA website or private workspace
  • Dissemination of information (news, events, etc. ) on the website
  • Training for editing on the ICA website
  • Publishing an article in Flash or in the monthly e-newsletter   +33 (0)1 81 70 55 64

Clémence Almeras, Web and Publications Project Assistant

Clémence joined ICA in October 2021 as a web and publications project assistant. She works on the different projects of the Secretariat and in particular on the migration of the membership database and the ICA website. She completed her internship at the Secretariat as part of a master's degree in audiovisual heritage at INA (Institut National de l'Audiovisuel), which she obtained in 2020. Her course of study brought her in-depth knowledge in the field of audiovisual archives and in project management. During her internship, she developed skills in the organization of international events for the promotion of archives and archivists, notably by participating in the International Archives Week.

She assists Marianne on issues related to the website and electronic publications. She is also involved in many of ICA's communication projects and campaigns.