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:
- Preserve this extremely unique collection.
- Make collection more accessible with also the intent to provide a Finding Guide.
- Train relevant staff-members basic conservation and access techniques.
- Develop a Preservation Manual.
To learn more about FIDA and ICA please visit their Website.