Introducing: The New Palau National Archives

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The new Palau National Archives

Breaking news! 

I have been informed that the construction of the new Palau National Archives building has been completed and a ribbon-cutting ceremony has recently taken place. In fact, I was so excited to hear this news that I forgot to ask the exact date that the ceremony took place. Nonetheless, I have heard that the power lines were connected before the ribbon cutting ceremony, and as soon as the telephone lines are installed, the staff will be moving into the building.

The building has been desperately needed to safeguard their unique and growing collection. Plans to build a new archives building has been in the works for well over a decade. And now here it is! A glorious day for the Republic of Palau.

The Archives Director, Naomi Ngirakamerang, has graciously given me permission to share some photographs of the opening ceremony as she has been very busy with formal obligations to pass the word of this momentous occasion.

 

Hopefully within the near future we will get more information regarding the new building and pictures of the interior. Can’t wait!

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The ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Palau National Archives (Naomi is in the orange outfit)

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The crowd at the ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Palau National Archives

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Ribbon-cutting ceremony of the new Palau National Archives

 

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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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