Vanuatu Project Begins

The preservation of colonial records and staff training project at the Vanuatu National Archives has recently commenced and the first week has got off to a great start. The project is funded by the Fund for the International Development of Archives (FIDA) and is slated for three weeks.

As you may recall, the new National Library and National Archives building opened in August 2013. I thought I’d share some pictures of this incredible, new facility.

ArrivalFresh off the plane and glad to see that our supplies have made it to the archives


The beautifully landscaped front


The stairs leading up to the library


The archive storage area

I’ll try to post more pictures as the project progresses.

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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