Monday, June 6, 2011

Archivists without Borders

Archivists without Borders is an NGO created in Barcelona in 1998. It has been quite succesful and active in Europe, Africa and Latin America, but until now the language barrier (the majority of member countries share spanish as a language, except France) has prevented its expansion to english speaking countries. My canadian friends at ACA granted me a great opportunity allowing me to speak about this subject in the ACA Conference that just took place at Toronto and hopefully we will have soon good news in this respect...
Currently there are AwB branches in Spain, France, Argentina, Bolivia, Brazil, Colombia, Ecuador, Mexico, Peru, Uruguay and Chile. Each branch is independent, but all operate with a common International Charter as reference and under the coordination of an International Coordination Council.
Website of AwB Spain
International Charter
Annual Report 2008

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