CARBICA is the premier regional body for the promotion and development of Archives.

Carbica, the Caribbean Regional Branch of the International Council on Archives is part of a bigger network, the International Council on Archives (ICA) which works closely with UNESCO. ICA has more than 1700 members in over 180 countries, which makes it truly international.

MIGAN - Memory of the Islands / A Gateway for Archival Networking

It is a webportal that gives access to the archival resources of the Caribbean. In its full achievement, it will connect all Caribbean archival institutions in a common data base, and give access to digital archival contents and full descriptions of fonds and collections kept throughout the Caribbean. It already aims at providing a detailed directory of public Caribbean archives.

CHEN - Caribbean Heritage Emergency Network

A network of experts and professionals who are willing to save and preserve the Caribbean Heritage, provide training, and carry out response missions in affected areas.

Become a Member

As a member you will have access to our login portal where you can find important information and downloadable documents. Your membership will also enable you to join us in all the activities and events that are sponsored by the Association. Remember that these events are only open to fully subscribed members of CARBICA, so we encourage you to renew your membership early.

News & Events

Caribbean Heritage Emergency Network Survey

November 17, 2023

Caribbean Heritage Emergency Network Survey!

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Launch a CER Regional Hub in the Caribbean region.

November 16, 2023

In short, Cultural Emergency Response (CER) and the Cultural Heritage Emergency Network (CHEN) launch a CER Regional Hub in the Caribbean region. The Caribbean is a region rich in cultural diversity and heritage, but it also faces many devastating and recurring environmental challenges like hurricanes, floods, coastal erosion, earthquakes, and volcanic eruptions. The CER Regional…

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Endangered Archives Programme webinar

June 16, 2023

How to put together a strong application to the Endangered Archives Programme webinar 27th June This webinar will provide insights into the application process to the Endangered Archives Programme (EAP) and give some advice on how to prepare a strong funding proposal. The British Library’s Endangered Archives Programme facilitates the digitization of archives around the world that…

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What to expect at CARBICA XII

April 17, 2023

The Twelfth General Assembly of CARBICA (hereafter CARBICA XII) will meet in TWO (2) SESSIONS, Session I in April 2023 Online and Session II in May 2023. See details of this meeting.

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Employment Opportunity – Assistant Archivist – Vice Chancellery, UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica

March 20, 2023

Applications are invited from suitably qualified persons for the post of Assistant Archivist in the Vice-Chancellery, located at the UWI Regional Headquarters in Jamaica. Employment Opportunity – Assistant Archivist – Vice Chancellery

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March 7, 2023

Members of CARBICA Due to local circumstances beyond our control, the dates for the Quadrennial General Assembly had to be rescheduled. Please be advised that the Twelfth General Assembly of CARBICA (hereafter CARBICA XII) will meet in April 2023. The details of this meeting are as follows: Quadrennial General Assembly Rescheduled

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Invitation to CARBICA XII: “Get Yuh House in Orda!“: Aligning Caribbean Archives and Records for Digital (And) Sustainable Futures.

January 24, 2023

The quadrennial term of office for the current Executive Council comes to an end in March 2023. In accordance with the Constitution of CARBICA, a General Assembly is being called for, inter alia, the election of a new Executive Council and to meet, as is customary, in conference as an association. OFFICIAL NOTICE QUADRENNIAL GENERAL…

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Call for Nominations to CARBICA Executive Committee 2023-2027

January 24, 2023

TO ALL MEMBERS OF CARBICA: Call for Nominations to Executive Committee Caribbean Archives Association (CARBICA) Nominations are invited for all posts of the CARBICA Executive Committee 2023-2027. Click on the link below for more information: 2023 CARBICA CALL FOR NOMINATIONS

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Season Greetings & Best Wishes for 2023!

December 16, 2022

Dear CARBICANs, Trust you are all well! Now that we have arrived at the end of this calendar year, we have the privilege of looking back and thanking you for all your support during the year. CARBICA excelled–albeit very quietly and unassumingly, this year! From providing training in cultural heritage protection in St Vincent and the…

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Sharon Alexander-Gooding: Category D Representative on ICA EB

July 21, 2022

I am pleased to share with you that our colleague and friend Sharon Alexander-Gooding has applied for the position of Representative (Category D) on the Executive Board of the ICA, see flyer attached.Sharon is a longstanding member of both the ICA and CARBICA and has offered distinguished service in several international fora, organizations and institutions. …

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