Aruba National Archives extends 3C campaign

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The Aruba National Archives (ANA) has extended its 3C campaign for six weeks. The 3C campaign encourages the community to submit archival materials, for example, historical documents, photographs, and audiovisual and digital files to ANA.

This material tells the history of Aruba, and ANA will preserve it for future generations.

The ANA preserves and protects valuable historic government archives, documents, photographs, audiovisual material, digital files of individuals and entities. The ANA is responsible for managing and conserving Aruba’s cultural heritage.

Minister of Culture Xiomara Maduro is grateful to all who contribute with archival material to this campaign and encourages all citizens, public and private entities, and organizations to participate.

Marens Engelhard, a former senior archivist of the Netherlands, stated that what we archive today would determine the image future generations would have of our times. Selecting what to archive for the unknown future is a fascinating and responsible task, but not an easy one. Therefore, let it be a joint effort to preserve our history.

You can bring your archival material to ANA from Monday to Friday between 8:00 am to 11:45 am and 1:30 pm to 4:00 pm.

The Minister of Culture emphasizes that it is essential to know the history and culture of Aruba. We need to know our past to understand our present and where we need to be in the future. Archiving our history is essential for all of us!