16th International Council on Archives Congress was successfully opened on 22 July 2008 by Rt. Honourable Dato’ Seri Haji Mohd Shafie b. Haji Apdal, Ministry of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Malaysia. Accompanying him during the launching was Rt. Honourable Mr. Teng Boon Soon, Deputy Minister of Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Malaysia, Mr. Lorentz Mikoletzky, President of the International Council on Archives, Dr. Muzahet Masruri, Secretary General of Ministry Unity, Culture, Arts and Heritage Malaysia and Mr. Sidek Jamil, Director General of National Archives of Malaysia.
Want to know more about the cultures and archival heritage of Congress participants? Take a look at the Global Unity Screen on display in the KLCC on level 4. This large bulletin board shows documents, important pictures and pamphlets from various countries participating in this congress.
In conjunction with the 16th International Congress on Archives, the National Archives of Malaysia has taken the opportunity to organize a Pre Congress Seminar entitled Records Management for Good Governance.
The Flying Reporters wanted to know what participants were expecting to get from ICA Congress 2008. Several participants were asked whether they thought that the topics of the conference addressed their concerns and interests. In addition, we were curious about their feelings regarding the location of ICA Congress 2008; this being the second time that the Congress is being held in Asia.