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  • Volunteer With Us - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    archive Our volunteers come from a wide variety of backgrounds but having skills or experience in archival studies library studies PR or social media is certainly a plus Hours Our office hours are Monday Thursday 10 00 16 00 Most volunteers contribute one or two days per week We ask for a minimum commitment of 1 day per week at the archive over a period of 6 months although specific shorter term projects are possible Why Should I Volunteer The atmosphere at the Expatriate Archive Centre is relaxed but busy international and friendly The staff have great respect for the hard work and enthusiasm of the volunteers We offer the opportunity to join a professional team make a valuable contribution receive training suitable for the role and opportunities to develop new skills Here are some quotes from past volunteers I can put my skills to work the team is very good and so is the challenge of building a database for such important information Seeing all the contributions people make and allowing them to be preserved remembered and accessible is fulfilling Lara From the very beginning I got the feeling that what I was doing was recognized and of value

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  • Donate Your Story - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    Academic researchers want to see original source material Your story will be preserved properly We have the facility to store everything in acid free folders and humidity controlled conditions Much better than sitting in an attic or garage Your collection won t get split or lost Many people understandably want to keep their memories for their children and grandchildren Unfortunately this often leads to the collection being broken up and parts being lost or discarded We can keep your collection together and it will always be safe You can request a free digital copy Once we scan all your documents you can ask for a digital copy with your collection on it It s much easier to transport and store and you can give copies to family members It won t cost you anything to send We can refund postage for small items and arrange pickup for larger collections You can send things in instalments We understand how time consuming it can be to gather everything together You can always add things to your collection at a later date Your story will become part of expat history Our archive represents the tapestry of expat life across the world and how it has changed over time Adding your story will ensure that you are part of it Above all we treasure your memories We know the true sentimental historical and academic value of your memories and experiences We respect your privacy We do not exploit your story for our gain but acknowledge the educational and social value your contribution adds to the greater picture of expatriate social history Privacy Your privacy is important to us The Expatriate Archive Centre established under Dutch law works within the legal boundaries set by privacy laws and adheres to regulations concerning copyright Find out more

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  • Business Services - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    permanence of putting down an anchor in a vast ocean even as they move from place to place It records the challenges also faced by spouses and families as they adjust to an unfamiliar country acknowledging their hard work and providing researchers with a fuller picture of the effects of relocation What We Can Offer You You can arrange a tailor made talk workshop or presentation at your location Small

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  • Our History - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    the guidance of Judy Moody Stuart and other members of the Shell Ladies Project hundreds of handwritten stories and reminiscences came pouring in from around the world in different languages the earliest dated 1928 Volunteers translated catalogued and edited these contributions into two anthologies published in 1993 and 1996 Life on the Move and Life Now Outpost Family Archive 2003 By 2001 the original contributions had been carefully filed but just like the lives of the families contained within the files remained in limbo The writings were not Shell company property nor were they possible to return to the authors who had moved on Judy Moody Stuart was introduced by Glenda Lewin to American professor of social history Dewey White She recognised their unique value as source material It was this valuable collection of original writings which was the inspiration for these three women to create the Outpost Family Archive Centre in 2003 originally as part of the Shell support organisation Outpost in The Hague When the foundation Outpost went through structural changes and morphed into Shell s Global Outpost Services it became clear that the archive should become separate The original foundation was revised reduced and renamed to deal solely with the preservation and expansion of the growing collection of expatriate writings Independent Foundation 2007 2008 The collection was still without a permanent home Judy Moody Stuart and her husband donated premises in the historic Archipel district of The Hague in March 2007 Shell also provided a generous endowment to the foundation The Expatriate Archive Centre now freely independent from Shell was formally launched by the Mayor of The Hague in April 2008 Source Book 2008 In 2008 a new book was published The Source Book An Expatriate Social History 1927 2007 Shell Lives Unshelved Containing material from over

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  • Our Partners - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    Impressions of The Hague Learn more about AWC The Hague The Hague Bridge project brings local residents and expats together and better acquaints local residents with their international city The Hague Bridge supported the opening of the 2015 exhibition Expat Impressions of The Hague Learn more about The Hague Bridge The Hague Municipal Archives is the documentation and information centre for the history of The Hague as recorded in documents sound and visual media We have a cooperation agreement with them to provide support and expertise Learn more about The Hague Municipal Archives Rabobank is a global leader in food and agri financing and sustainability oriented banking Rabobank supported the 2015 exhibition Expat Impressions of The Hague Learn more about Rabobank Shell is a global group of energy and petrochemicals companies Shell supported the 2015 exhibition Expat Impressions of The Hague Learn more about Shell Voerman International is a worldwide international moving relocation and storage provider They support us by transporting donated material safely to our office in The Hague Learn more about Voerman International Professional Memberships Families In Global Transition FIGT We are a co founder of the FIGT affiliate in the Netherlands International Council on Archives Koninklijke Vereniging

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  • Part-time Office Manager Vacancy - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    also responsible for programmes promoting the collection of manuscripts and other source material related to living abroad At present the collection comprises material in nearly 20 different languages encompassing more than 80 countries The team includes the Director the Archivist the Office Manager the PR Marketing Manager and approximately 15 part time volunteers The Office Manager will report to the Director of the EAC Responsibilities Coordinate day to day activities of in house administrative communication and office support systems including phones IT etc Maintain office record management and accounting systems control correspondence maintain filing systems Prepare examine and analyse accounting records financial statements and other financial reports to assess accuracy completeness and conformance to reporting and procedural standards Develop maintain and analyse budgets preparing periodic reports that compare budgeted costs to actual costs Prepare payments by verifying documentation and requesting disbursements Organise any archiving required within the office and maintain records of all files stored to allow for easy recall of any archived files Assist in recruitment and orientation of new staff members and volunteers Keep the office well stocked at all times Lead and assist with event planning including meeting set up taking minutes catering as needed Bring order to the office by ensuring cleanliness and organisation in all areas Greet visitors and serve as host for all guests to the office Manage special projects and assignments for various needs throughout the year Field various requests and inquiries from team members and help them solve problems Use initiative and judgment within established guidelines Job Qualifications and Skill Requirements for an ideal candidate 4 years of administrative experience Knowledge of accounting principles and practices Work experience with accounting software knowledge of Exact is a plus Fluent in English knowledge of Dutch is a plus Excellent organisational and time management skills

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  • Join Us at History of The Hague Day - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    on the subject of leisure time in the fifties and sixties rock roll beehives and butterfly spectacles The Museum s stall on the Plein will feature a nostalgic silent disco to get you in the right mood Of course more serious activities are also on offer The Vereniging Vrienden van de Witt Friends of De Witt Society will be offering guided tours through the 17 th century royal quarter and it s also possible to visit the Dutch Senate Visitors are even allowed to climb the Mauritstoren Maurits Tower part of the original ducal castle at Binnenhof where they can walk in the footsteps of Maurits stadtholder of Holland Interesting Tours of The Hague One of the most enjoyable possibilities is of course a tour through The Hague with an experienced guide and this year there is a wide range of tours to choose from Go on a boat trip to discover the Buurtschap 2005 neighbourhood with Ooievaart or Willemsvaart or cycle along with René Bom The Hague s night mayor who will lure you into the city s more shady neighbourhoods while speaking in a broad The Hague accent The Bus Museum of The Hague provides a number of beautiful vintage busses for short rides and also allows the Tong Tong Foundation to use one for a tour past Dutch East Indian heritage in The Hague Tante Lien a fictional Dutch East Indian character developed by singer and actress Wieteke van Dort once described this heritage in the song Arm Den Haag de weduwe van Indië ben jij Poor The Hague you are the widow of the Dutch East Indies Gilde Den Haag The Hague Guild offers some beautiful city walks and the Filmatelier Film workshop located on Herenstraat 8A presents hourly talks on the history of the cinemas

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  • Join Us at the ‘Feel at Home in The Hague’ Fair on January 31st - Expatriate Archive Centre - A Home For Expat Life Stories
    series of talks and panels on innovation entrepreneurship and crowdfunding Local music and dance groups will be performing during the fair and you can also participate in a fundraising raffle with prizes like an M S hamper a hotel night in Amsterdam a pearl necklace and vouchers for everything from free gym memberships to language courses And if you get hungry during the fair there will be an international food

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