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Prof. Sharif uddin Ahmed, president of BARMS, on the present and future of local archives, 29 November 2015.
December 2, 2015, 9:23 pm
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We had a  very successful seminar on Archives of Bangladesh Present and Future With Special reference to Local Archives Sunday 29 November 2015 at the Begum Sufia Kamal Auditorium, Bangladesh National Museum, Shahbagh 2.30 PM – 5.00 PM.

Cultural Secretary Ms Begum Akhtari Momtaz (chief guest), Director of National Archives, Director General of National Museum, Former Secretary Suhel Chowdhury, Professor Abdul Momin Chowdhury, World Bank Expert Dr. Kelvin Smith, Dr Ayesha Mukherjee from England and many distinguished academics, students and officials of Archives and Museums were present at the seminar.

Cultural secretary assured all assistance and co-operation for the archival development in the country. The ministry has plans to organize special training for archivists in the country. It was very much appreciated by all participants that Provincial record rooms were given financial assistance for their development.

BARMS Website was launched (see link on the left) and two papers were presented by myself and professor Mahabub of Rajshahi University.

Participation in the seminar helped to strengthen the movement for having an effective archival development in the country and ensure opportunities of research.

Dr. Sharif uddin Ahmed, President of BARMS

 

 

 



Congress Archives Without Borders, The Hague, Netherlands, August 2010

VVBAD, the Flemish association for archivists and librarians, and KVAN, the Dutch association for archivists, are holding an international congress titled Archives without Borders on August 30 and 31, 2010 in the Peace Palace in The Hague, The Netherlands. This Congress commemorates the first international archives conference, which took place in Brussels a century ago in 1910.
The Congress will focus on the importance of archives for good governance in an international context, where their significance transcends national boundaries in the globalized information society. Sessions will be organized on the themes ‘Archival Solidarity’, ‘Human Rights and Archives’, ‘Cross-border Archives’, and ‘Archives: Formation of the Nation State and National Identity’. Archives without Borders is supported by the Nationaal Archief in The Hague, The Netherlands, and by the Section of Professional Associations of the International Council on Archives (ICA/SPA).

Representatives of Bangladesh/BARM Society will attend the congress and hold a speech:

Muhammad Lutful Haq (Bangladesh) – ‘Right to Information Act and Record Management System in Bangladesh
Sharif Uddin Ahmed (Bangladesh) – ‘The Bangladesh Archives and Records Management Society’

http://www.archiveswithoutborders.org



BARM Society 2009
February 1, 2009, 7:04 pm
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BARM Society 2009

Florus Geraedts of BARM will visit Bangladesh from February 6 – march 29 2009. One of the highlights will be the foundation of BARM Society. The BARM Society is initiated on july 26 2008 in Kuala Lumpur during the ICA congress by Sharif Uddin Ahmed, Lutful Haq, Mahbubur Rahman, Elias Miah, Fazle Mir and Florus Geraedts. This BARM Society’s Steering Committee will have the meeting to launch the BARM Society on 24 February 2009 in Dhaka.

In the meantime the Dutch Archivists Professional Association, Koninklijke Vereniging van Archivarissen in Nederland decided to start a twinning project with the BARM Society and their Norwegian Colleagues in the Norsk Arkivråd.

This webblog is a tool of communication for all BARM-ers, both in Netherlands and particularly in Bangladesh and in near future as soon as possible Norway, India, Pakistan, Malaysia, Sri Lanka, Nepal, Japan, Philipines.



Professor dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman from Rajshahi University Bangladesh, meeting with Dutch archivists in the Municipal Archives of Rotterdam, december 22
December 31, 2008, 10:29 am
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December 22, the Municipal Archives of Rotterdam was the meetingpoint for professor dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman (Mahabub) from Rajshahi University, Secretary of the BARM Society, with Dutch archivists. Present were dr. F.J. (Fred) van Kan (Chairman of the Royal Dutch Association of Archivists), Theo Schelhaas (Solidarity Foundation Heemstede), Sigfried Janzing, Yvonne Bos-Rops, René Spork, Florus Geraedts (BARM-members) and mrs. Tamara van Zwol (on behalf of the ASHA, BARM donor and on behalf of the Cultural Heritage Institution of the province of South-Holland). Professor Mahbubur was especially welcomed by mrs. J. Steenhuis, director of the Rotterdam Archives. We discussed the importance of the Right to Information Ordinance in Bangladesh and of course we talked about the training of archivists in Bangladesh. Good governance and cultural heritage are two angles to raise awareness for the need of keeping archives on a high level. The National Archives of Bangladesh is an important player in the field and in BARM Society. Prof. Mahbubur explained the important role of his Heritage Room in Rajshahi for the preservation of archives. Promotion will get a stimulus with the opening of the website of the Heritage Room wich is planned for March 2009. Mr. Van Kan, who is also a member of SPA/ICA, pointed the BARM Society’s attention to the importance of becoming member of SPA in the ICA. Mr. Van Kan  promised moral support from his association. Furthermore we discussed financial support of the Heritage Room. René Spork showed professor Mahbubur the Rotterdam Archives repository and in the evening we went all for a diner, wich for Mahbubur was “his last supper” for next day, December 23, he departed again to Bangladesh. We received message of Mahbubur of his good arrival in Bangla. 

Director mrs. J. (Jantje) Steenhuis welcoming professor dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman

Director mrs. J. (Jantje) Steenhuis welcoming professor dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman

Drs. René Spork form the Municipal Archives of Rotterdam, showing dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman examples of archival storage during the tour in the repository

Drs. René Spork form the Municipal Archives of Rotterdam, showing dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman examples of archival storage during the tour in the repository

 

Dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman reading old Dutch handwritings! René Spork helping him and drs. Floor Geraedts and drs. Tamara van Zwol watching with interest

Dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman reading old Dutch handwritings! René Spork helping him and drs. Floor Geraedts and drs. Tamara van Zwol watching with interest

 

Drs. S.M.J. (Sigfried) Janzing showing dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman the Bangla Blog.

Drs. S.M.J. (Sigfried) Janzing showing dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman the Bangla Blog.

Sigfried Janzing, Mahbubur Rahman, Yvonne Bos-Rops, René Spork, Tamara van Zwol, Theo Schelhaas and Fred van Kan. Florus Geraedts taking the picture.

From left to right: Sigfried Janzing, Mahbubur Rahman, Yvonne Bos-Rops, René Spork, Tamara van Zwol, Theo Schelhaas and Fred van Kan. Florus Geraedts taking the picture.

Our Dutch BARM leader drs. Florus Geraedts.

Our Dutch BARM leader drs. Florus Geraedts.

Dining with dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman at the Blue Elephant, Rotterdam

Dining with dr. Md. Mahbubur Rahman at the Blue Elephant, Rotterdam

It was nice meeting you Mahbubur! Thank you for your visit to our country and to Rotterdam.

It was nice meeting you Mahbubur! Thank you for your visit to our country and to Rotterdam.



BARM participating in the ICA congress Kuala Lumpur 2008
July 22, 2008, 1:05 pm
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From Bangladesh, a group of 6 persons, in different ways involved in archives, will particpate in the ICA congress in Kuala Lumpur, end of this month. The main theme of this congress is Archives, Governance and Development: mapping the future society. For more information see the website: http://www.kualalumpur2008.ica.org/