FIDA Award to ICAS

Great news!

The Fund for the International Development of Archives (FIDA) through the International Council on Archives (ICA) have awarded Island Culture Archival Support 8000 Euros (approximately $10,000) for a project at the National Archives of Solomon Islands (NASI).  

The goal of FIDA is specifically designed to meet the needs of archive institutions and professional archivists in what may be very broadly defined as ‘developing countries’.

Our project will focus on preserving one of the most valued and heavily used collection in the archives- The British Solomon Islands Protectorate.

Without providing conservation methods to the records, drastic measures may have to be implemented to reduce access to the collection. Therefore, together with particular NASI staff members, we want to achieve four major goals for this project:

  1. Preserve this extremely unique collection.
  2. Make collection more accessible with also the intent to provide a Finding Guide.
  3. Train relevant staff-members basic conservation and access techniques.
  4. Develop a Preservation Manual.

To learn more about FIDA and ICA please visit their Website.

About islandculturearchivalsupport

Island Culture Archival Support (ICAS) is a nonprofit organization dedicated to the preservation of records pertaining to the cultural identity of island peoples in Melanesia, Micronesia and Polynesia whose national and public archives, libraries, cultural centers, and business organizations are underprivileged, underfunded, and understaffed. The specific purpose for which this nonprofit corporation was formed is to support the needs of these South Pacific cultural heritage institutions by helping to preserve and make accessible records created for business, accountability or cultural purposes. The organization will endeavor to add value by providing resources or volunteers to advise, train, and work among island residents to support their efforts in building their future and preserving their collective memory through the use of modern archival techniques.
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