The Forum for School Museums and Archives (FSMA) will be holding its 2nd National Conference at St Stithians College in Johannesburg on Saturday February 26. The conference starts with a cocktail party at 6 pm on Friday February 25 and there is the option of a tour to Soweto and Johannesburg on Sunday February 27, but the real business happens all Saturday with a conference dinner in the evening.
I will be presenting a workshop in one of the afternoon sessions on Managing your Born Digital files: from capture to digital archive aimed at helping school archivists to manage the overwhelming plethora of digital files that are being gathered by schools.
The programme, put together by Robyn Gruijters, archivist at Michaelhouse, promises to be varied and engaging. Nic Wolpe from the Lilliesleaf Trust will be the keynote speaker. Although it is in its infancy, the FSMA now has chapters in a number of provinces in South Africa and is playing a vital role in supporting the critical work of school museum curators and archivists, who play a critical role in the life of any school, but whose contribution is so often undervalued by the powers that be.
Click here to download the registration form and conference programme.