Workshop - Archival Buildings: Standards and Developments

The ICA Expert Group on Archive Buildings & Environments (EGABE) is pleased to announce a full day workshop on Sunday, November 26th which will address some of the issues inherent in the management and maintenance of archives storage, and the impacts of buildings.


The formal Workshop session will run from 09:00 am – 13:00 pm and will consist of three short talks, separated by group activities to explore the subjects covered, all managed by members of the EGABE who will be on hand throughout to provide guidance and support.


The subjects to be covered are:

  • Sustainable fire prevention systems
  • The purpose of monitoring and evaluation of data
  • The needs and requirements for the storage of digital data systems in archive buildings
  • An exploration of the new European standard for archival buildings


In addition, this workshop also includes an afternoon visit to the National Archives of Mexico (14.00pm – 16.30pm).

The tour will include formal talks, a Q&A session with the building’s architect, the opportunity to view storage areas, visit the conservation facility and also the reprographics/digitisation department and assess security provision.


Registration and attendance are free, but places are limited.