Monthly Archives: June 2015

The Lead Team Presents…

From May 13th to 15th the Lead Conservator presented a poster in Miami, Florida at the 43rd annual AIC (American Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works) conference, on behalf of the Lead Team. The poster was exhibited for three days of the conference. On the final exhibition day the Lead Conservator was available to answer questions and accept feedback from viewers.
The conference was a wonderful experience where the Lead Conservator was able to meet representatives from many companies who sell archival housing materials, technical literature, conservation supplies, exhibition cases and mounts, instruments of analysis, and environmental monitoring systems. She also attended 20 sessions, two networking receptions, one networking luncheon, and a tour of the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens.

The Lead Team’s poster at the AIC conference  Photo Credit: Emily Turgeon-Brunet

The Lead Team’s poster at the AIC conference
Photo Credit: Emily Turgeon-Brunet

Decorative breakwater at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens  Photo Credit: Emily Turgeon-Brunet

Decorative breakwater at the Vizcaya Museum and Gardens
Photo Credit: Emily Turgeon-Brunet

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Art Deco building in South Beach, near the Miami Design Preservation League Photo Credit: Emily Turgeon-Brunet

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Happy International Archives Day!

June 9 is International Archives Day! International Archives Day was established in November 2007 by the International Council on Archives. The date was chosen because the International Council on Archives (ICA) was founded on June 9, 1948 under the patronage of the UNESCO. It is a day to celebrate our archival institutions around the world. ICA states that, “through the International Archives Day, we can:

  • Raise awareness among the public of the importance of records and archives, in order to make it understood that records and archives provide the foundation for their rights and identity;
  • Raise the awareness of senior decision makers of the benefits of records management for good governance and development;
  • Raise the public, private and public sectors’ awareness of the necessity of preserving archives for the long-term, and of providing access to them;
  • Promote and bring to the attention of the larger public unique, extraordinary and rare documents preserved in archival institutions;
  • Improve the image of records and archives and enhance their visibility globally.”[1]

These are great reasons to partake in International Archives Day! Although ASA is not an archives, we support the work of archives and archivists across Alberta and represent Alberta’s archival community. We would like to take this opportunity to recognize all of the work our institutional and individual members do every day to acquire, preserve and make assessable Alberta’s documentary heritage. We hope you have a wonderful International Archives Day!

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[1] International Council on Archives, “International Archives Day,” http://www.ica.org/1561/international-archives-day/celebrate-the-international-archives-day.html

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