Author Archives: David Sutton

The next ICA meeting will be in Rome, September 2022

At its recent meeting, the ICA Executive Board agreed a further postponement of the Abu Dhabi 2020 Congress (already postponed to October 2021). Having reviewed reports on the continuing health, quarantine and travel problems caused by the pandemic, the Executive … Continue reading

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Happy New Year to SLA members: hoping for a better 2021

I send my best wishes for the new year to all SLA members, in the hope that we will see a much better year in 2021 than we did in 2020. My congratulations to all the ICA members who managed … Continue reading

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Looking ahead to Abu Dhabi, October 2021

As we have previously announced, the four-yearly ICA Congress in Abu Dhabi has been rescheduled from November 2020 to October 2021, as a result of the ongoing Coronavirus pandemic. Planning is now well underway for the Congress – the most … Continue reading

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Safe Havens for Archives at Risk: Guiding Principles

The Guiding Principles for Safe Havens for Archives at Risk have been approved by ICA and published on the official ICA website. They were produced by an international group of experts, convened by swisspeace, with input from ourselves, among many … Continue reading

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Latest edition of ‘Comma’

Congratulations to the editorial team of Comma, who have produced a really interesting new issue in mid-pandemic. Entitled Yaoundé Conference 2018/Miscellany, issue number 2019-1 (published 2020) includes papers from a number of sessions at the ICA Annual Conference in Cameroon, … Continue reading

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COVID-19, UNESCO and documentary heritage

The latest issue (June 2020) of the Newsletter of SCEaR – the Sub-Committee on Education and Research of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme – includes a number of important reflections on the effect of the current pandemic on … Continue reading

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Rescheduling of ICA Abu Dhabi Congress

The ICA four-yearly Congress, to be held in Abu Dhabi, has been rescheduled to October 2021. The new dates for the Abu Dhabi Congress are 19-22 October 2021, and the venue is as previously announced: at Abu Dhabi National Exhibition … Continue reading

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Postponement of ICA Abu Dhabi Congress

ICA has announced that its four-yearly Congress, scheduled to be held in Abu Dhabi in November 2020, will, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, be postponed to a 2021 date to be announced. The full message follows: Dear all, … Continue reading

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Literary Archives in China

In the present difficult and challenging times, this is a “solidarity post”, with best wishes to all our friends and archival colleagues in China. China is a country rich in literary archives, in a variety of locations. For non-Chinese researchers … Continue reading

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ICA supports Blue Shield statement on cultural sites in Iran

ICA supports the Blue Shield International statement on potential specific targeting of cultural sites in Iran Blue Shield International notes with grave concern the recent statements by the President of the United States of America that he is seriously contemplating … Continue reading

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