Florus Geraedts and Elias Kanchon’s visit to Dinajpur, 26 – 27 January
March 12, 2019, 10:02 pm
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Visit was twofold:

1. Zia Heart Foundation Hospital & Research Institute (ZHF), Dinajpur

Advice to staffs of Record Room of ZHF how to manage archives and especially patients records. Discussion was with archivist mrs. Kurshida, who is responsible for the archives of ZHF since 2008. Some impressions of the visit to the record room:


2. Archives awareness training @Dinajpur Government Mohila College (Women’s college) and Dinajpur Government City College (Boys and girls)

At Mohilla college 500 girls participated in the awareness training and at City College 400 boys and girls. Again some impressions:




Training programme National Archives Bangladesh (NAB), 16 january 2019
March 12, 2019, 9:19 pm
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A small but decisive workshop was held at NAB on 16 January about new ways to work on archives projects and regular archives management trainings on location and throughout the country (districts). It was initiated by Director General of Directorate of Archives and Libraries Mr. Dilip Kumar Saha together with director of NAB Md. Shujayet Ullah.
Participants were also:
– Florus Geraedts, advisor from BARM Netherlands
– Elias Kanchon, coordinator BARMS
– Mahbubur Rahman, former professor of history @Rajshahi University and founder of Heritage Archives Bangladesh in Kaslagate, Rajshahi
– Hasan Mahmud, Public relations officer @Bangladesh Shilpakala Academy
just to name some of the participants.
It was a succesful meeting with many perspectives for future archives awareness and management and new ways of doing archives projects and establishing policy on archives.  

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