Message from the President

The changing sociopolitical and technological landscapes constantly challenge archival boundaries which are being pushed on all fronts. Audiovisual archives are then asked to remain open and pursue exchanges as practices, values, and objectives are both strengthened and questioned. That is so that the audiovisual archives, the profession at large, and the communities they serve may expand and be boundaryless together.

In 2018, SEAPAVAA is heading back to Bangkok, Thailand, for our 22nd Conference and General Assembly (6 – 12 April) to consider and discuss this very issue with the theme: “AV Archiving Beyond Boundaries”. The annual SEAPAVAA Conference known for its hospitality and engaging community dynamics, is where like-minded people facing the same challenges come together to share their knowledge and experience.

May I invite you to plan to attend our 22nd Conference and I look forward to catching up with you in beautiful Bangkok in April next year.

Irene Lim, SEAPAVAA President (2017-2020)