In the past we celebrated International Archives on a single day, which was June 9. This year we are celebrating International Archives for an entire week, June 3-9, 2019! Below is a message from the International Council on Archives (ICA) President, David Fricker. Don’t forget to check-out the international map, blog and social media platforms. There’s a lot going on!
Our opportunity to collect our ideas, concerns and our achievements as Archives and Archivists and share it with the world. If we all get engaged and speak up together, we can shine a light on our work and our value to the world, promoting the importance of Archives but also developing a broader appreciation by everybody of the documentary heritage of humanity and why it matters during these times of rapid social change.
This year’s theme – “Designing the Archives in the 21st Century” gives us the chance to showcase our many innovative and visionary activities; reminding the public that Archivists are not fixated on the past, but instead we are constantly inventing ways to carry the accumulated memory of humanity into the future.
So get involved! The world needs to hear our news and be inspired by the treasures in our collections and our vision to make them accessible in new and engaging ways. I encourage all of us in the ICA family to follow the events on the International Map – and importantly publish your own events – to share your insights and wisdom on how we’re “Designing the Archives in the 21st Century” and write an article on the ICAblog.
We can also spread the word (and pictures) on your social media platform of choice with #IAW2019.
How to plan a successful IAW 2019 step by step :
- Download and personalize the IAW 2019 Communication Kit which includes Poster, Bookmark and Postcard
- Publish your events on the 2019 IAW interactive map
- Post on Facebook your #IAW2019 message or photos (don’t forget to geolocate) and your post will be published on the IAW 2019 Facebook #IAW2019 Map
Happy International Archives Week!