IASA Preservation Training Programme

The IASA Preservation Training Programme aims to develop skills to build a strong AV
Archive and Preservation skills base throughout the world. The location of the training
programme will be based on the region where it is deemed to have the maximum
positive impact. Depending on the location, a maximum number of 15-20 trainees is

The IASA Preservation Training Programme has, as its focus:

  • Formal audiovisual archive and preservation training
  • Offering training where it will have the greatest positive regional impact
  • Encouraging institutional members to apply and host a funded five day basic and introductory audiovisual archival and preservation skills course
  • Tailoring the course to its audience
  • Encouraging archivists from other institutions in the region to attend
  • Identifying potential future trainers for the region to be selected to participate in a mentorship scheme, consisting of further training and reciprocal visits to other archives, and actively developing an enhanced network of archival expertise in their local region.

The IASA Preservation Training Programme is a unique opportunity to connect with members and their audiovisual archives, to effect more robust and resilient preservation efforts, build long-term relationships and offer much needed mentorship.

Experienced and appropriate trainers will be selected from the IASA pool of expertise, and a training curriculum based on existing demonstrably successful programmes will be agreed upon by the IASA Training and Education Committee.

IASA is committed to creating an inclusive environment that serves all people and their cultural heritage.

The Programme was announced in August 2020.

2024 Programme

Call for hosts for the third edition of the Preservation Training Programme:

Guidelines for potential host institutions:

Application Forms: click here (IASA members only)

2022 Programme

The second edition was assigned to the Shanghai Conservatory of Music, China.

2021 Programme

The first edition of the Preservation Training Programme for 2021 was assigned to the Biblioteca de Catalunya, Spain.

Preservation Training Programme - Sponsorship Opportunities

We are seeking suppport for our new programme: please see the prospectus