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Solomon Islands - October 2009

Island Culture Archival Support

The main objective for this trip was to perform basic conservation treatment upon one the archives' most valuable collections, the British Solomon Islands Protectorate (BSIP). The work consisted of placing documents in acid-free folders or in archival encapsulation. Below are some of the examples what the collection looked like:

Other treatments included dirt and dust removal, and identifying and treating poor quality paper applied to relevant documents where needed. ICAS brought supplies and worked with conservationist, Kabini Sanga, to help treat and save these documents.

We were able to conserve approximately thirty boxes. However, this will be an ongoing project for several months, as the collection consists of 900 boxes! Your support will help to ensure that much needed supplies will continue to reach them so that they can carry-on this important work.