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Mr. Ray Edmondson

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Phone: +61 *********
Email: r***@***.au
Archive Associates Pty Ltd
Ground Floor GIO Building
WODEN , Australian Capital Territory 2606

Company Description: Archive Associates Pty Ltd is an organisational affiliate of SEAPAVAA (South East Asia-Pacific Audiovisual Archive Association) and FIAF (International Federation...   more

Employment History

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  • doctorate
    Charles Sturt University
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Archive Associates - Voluntary Involvements, 6 July 2014 [cached]
Ray Edmondson maintains a range of voluntary commitments in professional organisations and UNESCO programs.
AUDIOVISUAL ARCHIVING Archive Forum is an independent, expert advocacy group committed to the sound development of Australia's National Film and Sound Archive and its establishment as an autonomous statutory authority. Ray has served as honorary Secretary to the Forum since its inauguration in 2002. The Forum's work and its position papers are internationally known and highly regarded. The Association of Moving Image Archivists (AMIA), based in Los Angeles, USA, is the largest professional society in the audiovisual archiving field. Ray is chair of both its International Outreach Task Force and its Advocacy Task Force, both of which he was instrumental in setting up (in 1999 and 2005 respectively.) He is also a member of the Education Committee. The South East Asia-Pacific AudioVisual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) was established in 1996 and Ray served as its inaugural president (1996-2002). He has since continued to serve on its Executive Council ex officio as Immediate Past President. Ray is a member of the National Film and Sound Archive Advisory Committee and is also a committee member of the Friends of the National Film and Sound Archive Inc. In addition, he serves in the honorary role of the Archive's first Curator Emeritus, which means that his corporate memory and advice is always freely available to the Archive's staff. He is a member of the Advisory Boards of the Center for Home Movies, Los Angeles, the L. Jeffrey Selznick School of Film Preservation, at George Eastman House, Rochester NY, USA and the Asian Film Archive, Singapore. As part of his contribution to the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA) he prepared the "issues paper" which points towards a new UNESCO instrument to give expanded support to the preservation of the world's audiovisual heritage
UNESCO Memory of the World Program Ray has been involved in various capacities with the Memory of the World program since 1996, serving a 4 year term as member and rapporteur of its International Advisory Committee and authoring the current (2002) edition of its core document, General Guidelines to Safeguard Documentary Heritage. Currently he serves on committees at the national, regional and international level. He has been Deputy Chair of the Australian Memory of the World Committee since its establishment in 2000. In December 2005 he was elected Chair of the Memory of the World Regional Committee for Asia-Pacific for a 4-year term. He has served on the Register Subcommittee of the International Advisory Committee since its establishment in 2002, and was recently reappointed for a 4 year term as the nominee of the Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives Associations (CCAAA).
About Us, 19 Jan 2011 [cached]
RAY EDMONDSON (President) - Former Deputy Director and current Curator Emeritus of NFSA, Ray is principal of the consultancy company Archive Associates. He teaches and consults internationally and his principal writings, which include the UNESCO monograph "Audiovisual Archiving: Philosophy and Principles" (2004), have been translated into nine languages. Among his current roles, Ray is chairman of MOWCAP - the UNESCO "Memory of the World" Committee for Asia Pacific.
Contacts, 14 Aug 2014 [cached]
Ray Edmondson Committe Member
Asian Film Archive, 19 Dec 2014 [cached]
Ray Edmondson Founding Chair of Southeast Asia Pacific Audio Visual Archive Association (SEAPAVAA) and Honorary Curator Emeritus of National Film and Sound Archive
Memory of the World Conference 2008, 7 Mar 2009 [cached]
Mr Ray Edmondson is Director of Archive Associates ( Starting in the film section of the National Library of Australia in 1968, he ultimately becoming the section's Director. Closely involved in creating the National Film and Sound Archive in 1984, he was Deputy Director until 2001, then Curator Emeritus. He serves on its present Advisory Committee. In 1987 he received the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM), and in 2003 the Silver Light Award of the Association of Moving Image Archivists, both for career achievement. Ray writes, speaks and teaches internationally. His latest monograph is Audiovisual archiving: philosophy and principles (UNESCO, 2004). He is secretary of advocacy group Archive Forum, and working on his doctorate at Charles Sturt University. Since 1966, Ray has served in various capacities in the Memory of the World Programme, including authoring its current general guidelines. He is presently Deputy Chair of the Australian Memory of the World Committee, Chair of MOWCAP and a member of the IAC Register Subcommittee.
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