by Deborah Jenkins, Chair of the European Region, International Council on Archives
Malaga 14 November 2018
The idea that the international community has a role to play in rescuing and defending archives as cultural artefacts is a long standing one. The Blue Shield symbol, for instance, goes back to the 1954 Hague Convention. However, it is only in 1996 that Blue Shield International was founded (originally as the International Committee of the Blue Shield) by four international heritage bodies including the International Council on Archives. Their object was to take action in respect of archives and other heritage assets at risk as a consequence of conflict and, more recently, natural disasters including climate change. International Council On Archives – Blue Shield International weiterlesen →
Deborah Jenkins has been a member of the International Council on Archives for many years and serves on its Executive Board. She previously chaired the ICA section for Local, Municipal and Territorial Archives for 8 years and is now President of EURBICA, the European Regional Council of ICA which ranges over more than forty countries – from Iceland to Israel. Dr Jenkins directed London Metropolitan Archives and a number of other heritage services for the City of London up to 2012.
Conservation of Cultural Heritage – Specifications for location, construction and modification of buildings or rooms intended for the storage or use of heritage collectionsGreening the archive weiterlesen →
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