Archives without Borders

«VVBAD, the Flemish association for archivists and librarians, and KVAN, the Dutch association for archivists, are holding an international congress titled Archives without Borders on August 30 and 31, 2010 in the Peace Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands. This Congress commemorates the first international archives conference, which took place in Brussels a century ago in 1910.

The Congress will focus on the importance of archives for good governance in an international context, where their significance transcends national boundaries in the globalized information society. Sessions will be organized on the themes ‚Archival Solidarity‘, ‚Human Rights and Archives‘, ‚Cross-border Archives‘, and ‚Archives: Formation of the Nation State and National Identity‘. Archives without Borders is supported by the Nationaal Archief in The Hague, The Netherlands, and by the Section of Professional Associations of the International Council on Archives (ICA/SPA).» (via www.archiveswithoutborders.or)

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