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Conference – PARBICA 20, 7 to 9 November 2023

PARBICA 20 – Empowering our archives to be resilient

A key activity of PARBICA is its General Conference. The conference provides a unique opportunity to make or renew professional contacts with other archivists who usually work in isolation. Delegates discuss common problems and explore possible solutions in small groups and plenary sessions. The focus is on drawing up recommendations and guidelines for use by archivists as well as for in-country training of archives and records management staff.

Following its inaugural meeting in Suva in 1981, PARBICA has held conferences every two years. These conferences provide a unique opportunity to make and renew professional contacts with other archivists working in the Pacific region.

PARBICA 20 was held online from 7 to 9 November 2023.

Presentations are now available.

Day 1 – General Conference

Bureau Reports:

Bureau election results:

  • President – Timoci Balenaivalu, National Archives of Fiji
  • Vice-President – Julian Chonigolo, National Archives of Solomon Islands
  • Secretary General – Natalie Vaha’akolo, Archives New Zealand
  • Treasurer – David Swift, National Archives of Australia
  • Bureau members: Opeta Alefaio, Amela Silipa, Kari James and Moira Enetama

Country reports

Partner reports:


Day 2 – Conference presentations

Morning session

Afternoon session

  • Pest Management
  • Sharing Pacific Rare materials
  • Getting down to basics through Records Management Training
  • Introduction to DPC RAM

Day 3 – Workshops

Morning workshop – UNESCO Memory of the World Committee Asia-Pacific (MOWCAP)

Afternoon workshop – Audio-visual preservation