About SARBICA International Symposium

The 2019 International Symposium of the Southeast Asia Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives (SARBICA) is hosted by the National Archives of Singapore (NAS). It will take place from 24-28 June 2019 in Singapore. With the theme of “Rethinking Archives: Reframing Boundaries, Imagining Possibilities, the Symposium hopes to explore the intersection of privacy, security, and the management and preservation of records and data on one hand as well as the innovative deployment of archives and oral history in citizen engagement.

We will have two keynote speakers namely, the illustrious expert on archival diplomatics and electronic records Dr Luciana Duranti from Canada, and the renown oral historian Dr Alistair Thomson from Australia. Delegates may look forward to a host of activities including:

Workshops, 24 and 25 June:

  • Oral History Methodology
  • Archives and Oral History in Art and Theatre
  • Digital Preservation
  • Preservation of AV Materials
  • Emergency and Disaster Preparedness for Heritage Collections (24 June only)

Symposium, 26 and 27 June

Trade Show, 26 and 27 June

Welcome Dinner, 26 June

Excursion, 27 June

Institutional Visits and Farewell Dinner, 28 June

Expand your networks, and meet and bond with fellow professionals in the archiving field at this event!


The design of the logo is based on the concept of neurons in the brain expanding and forming networks from a central point i.e. reaching out and exploring, in support of the symposium theme “Rethinking Archives: Reframing Boundaries, Imagining Possibilities”. The colours of the symposium logo are the inverse/opposite of the green and blue colours of the SARBICA corporate logo, to add some colour contrast.

The logo is designed by Mick Newnham.