PARBICA 15 held in Honiara, Solomon Islands 12-16 August 2013

23 August 2013

Halo fren, mi hapi fo lukim iu moa – Hello friend, I am happy to see you again.

New and old friends came together recently for the 15th PARBICA conference. Over 60 archivists, records managers and public servants from 14 countries around the Pacific were warmly hosted by the National Archives of Solomon Islands during a week of stimulating discussions, presentations and workshops around the central theme of 'Leading Archives into the Digital Age: Personal, Professional, Institutional'.

PARBICA conferences provide a vital opportunity for delegates to learn from each other, and build valuable networks and relationships in the Pacific. A conference highlight this year was the attendance of Margaret Crockett, the Deputy Secretary General (Conferences) of the International Council on Archives (ICA) who travelled from London. Delegates found her presence invaluable and appreciated the opportunity to engage with the ICA so closely.

More details and a full report of the conference will be coming soon but in the meantime, be sure to check out the great photos and conversations on Flickr and PARBICA's Facebook page – both can be linked to from the home page of the website.

Parbica group photo. Ministry of Culture and Tourism PARBICA 15 Conference, Honiara, S.I. 12th–16th August 2013. Leading Archives into the Digital Age – Personal, Professional, Institutional.
Parbica group photo