AMIA is a member of, or partners with, other organizations to share information and collaborate in finding solutions to issues that face the archival field, regardless of specialty. In working with these organizations, the positive impact of each organization is dramatically increased.
UNESCO: United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural OrganizationUNESCO’s mission is to contribute to the building of peace, the eradication of poverty, sustainable development and intercultural dialogue through education, the sciences, culture, communication and information AMIA is a UNESCO recognized NGO with consultative status.
CCAAA: Coordinating Council of Audiovisual Archives AssociationThe CCAAA is the successor of the Round Table of Audiovisual Records and serves as a platform for international audiovisual archive associations to voice collective opinions and exercise influence at international and government level when decisions concerning the audiovisual cultural heritage are being taken. AMIA serves as the current chair of CCAAA.
NAANICA: North American Archival Network, International Council on ArchivesThe North American Archival Network has been officially launched as a Branch during the 15th Session of the General Assembly of the ICA in Vienna in 2004. AMIA is a founding member of NAANICA.
The United States Committee of the Blue Shield
The United States Committee of the Blue Shield was formed in 2006 in response to recent heritage catastrophes around the world. The name Blue Shield comes from the 1954 Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict, which specifies a blue shield as the symbol for marking protected cultural property. The International Committee of the Blue Shield and its affiliated national committees work together as the cultural equivalent of the Red Cross, providing an emergency response to cultural property at risk from armed conflict. AMIA is a founding member of USCBS.