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30 December 2011
>> IHLIA, Europe’s oldest and largest LGBTI archive and library, is hosting the LGBTI ALMS 2012 Conference from 1-3 August 2012 in Amsterdam. IHLIA is the International Gay and Lesbian Information Centre and Archive, housed in the Public Library in Amsterdam, the Netherlands.
IHLIA expects to welcome 150 archivists, librarians, museum collectors from North America, Europe and other parts of the world to share knowledge and to begin the process of working together to make the promise of ALMS 2012 come true. We also anticipate having a strong delegation of people from civil society organizations that want to join us to work with national heritage organizations.
Vision, mission and goals
The conference will use English as the language of communication.
The conference is physically being held in the Amsterdam Public Library, near Central Station >>
Registration and participants fee
The registration form is online, where you can register for the conference!
For suggestions about accomodation, please visit the RAI Hotelservice page >>
LGBTI ALMS 2012 takes place during Amsterdam Canal Pride, with many cultural and social opportunities for participants.
IHLIA does not have a sponsor for funding scholarships. But we have you, and other participants and all your friends, who understand how important it is that you come to Amsterdam to share, exchange and strategize. If you like to request a scholarship, please send us some relevent information about you + small portrait photo. Then you will get a link to your own personalized page which you can forward to your friends, post it on your webpage, and send to organizations that you think will promote your participation in LGBTI ALMS 2012. That way, people can click on a link, and are able to donate using PayPal (that is, all the credit cards). Of course, you can also ask people to give you cash.
Preceding the conference, IHLIA will establish a blog where people can exchange information, ask questions of each other, share best practices. There may be a series of online discussions using skype or other share-ware. The intention is to use the digital sharing as the basis for substantial, deeper sharing when participants meet, thus increasing the value of face-to-face time and the learning it brings.
We expect the many layers of our lesbian, gay, bisexual, trans* and intersex community, which of course includes ethnic minorities, to attend as well as our straight allies (M/F):
International Advisory GroupAjamu X, Rukus! Black LGBT Archives, UK; Andreas Pretzel, Invertito, Germany; Angela Brinskele, Mazer, USA; Bart Hellinck, Fonds Suzan Daniel, Belgium; Bryan W. Knicely, Stonewall National Museum, Fort Lauderdale, USA; Don McLeod, Canadian Lesbian & Gay Archives, Canada; Ellen Greenblatt, USA; Joseph Hawkins, One Archives, USA; Karen Sundheim, James Hormel Collection, San Francisco, USA; Linda Pointing, Brighton Our Story, UK; Sandor Nagy, Háttér Archívum, Hungary; Sue Donnelly, Hall-Carpenter Archives, UK; Tatjana Greif, SKUC-LL, Slovenia; Vanino Maso, Master’s student, The Netherlands; Zvonimir Dobrovic, Program Director of Queer Zagreb, Croatia.
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