Section on Literary and Artistic Archives – SLA

The Section on Archives of Literature and Art (SLA) has played an important role in ICA in the past, and was relaunched in 2009 (see the articles in FLASH n°18).

The purpose of the Section is to communicate the cultural value and the magic of literary and artistic archives, and to create a worldwide network of archivists, curators and users.

The Section will share information about the locations and the diverse nature of literary and artistic collections around the world, and will share best practice about cataloguing, storing, exhibiting and promoting these cultural archival treasures.

Visit the Literary and Artistic Archives blog for the latest news.

For more information, contact SLA Chair


Steering Committee

A provisional Steering Committee was appointed for the re-formed SLA and served from 2010 to 2011. At the SLA plenary meeting in Toledo in October 2011, a Steering Committee of ten members was elected to serve from 2011 until October 2015, and in 2015 a new Steering Committee of eleven members was duly elected to serve from October 2015 to October 2019.

The current steering committee was elected in December 2019, and consists of the following members for the period 2020-2024 (this period was later amended to 2021-2025 on account of the current pandemic):

Leonor Calvão Borges
Fatoumata Cissé Diara
Heather Dean
André Derval
Sebastian Gurciullo
Catherine Hobbs
Veno Kauaria
Annantonia Martorano
David Sutton


Join Us!

All archivists as well as literary and artistic archives and other institutional members of ICA are encouraged to join the Section for Literary and Artistic Archives (SLA), to share knowledge and learn about each other’s experience on literary and artistic records and archives.

If you want to work with us and be a part of this international community, please come and join us!

To do so contact our webmaster, Sebastian (