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National Archives Council

The National Archives Council has the role of an advisory body to Government on all archives matters. It is set up by virtue of the National Archives Act (V, 2005). The headship of this Council is occupied by Magistrate Dr Joseph Cassar, an ex-Parliamentary Secretary and a keen researcher. He has held this position since June 2007. 
 
NATIONAL ARCHIVES COUNCIL 
 
Legal basis 
 
Article 14 of the National Archives Act (2005) provides for the appointment of the National Archives Council, with powers of advice over the archives sector. 
 
Functions 
 
The functions of the National Archives Council are to :- 
 
(a) promote the National Archives and other record keeping entities; 
 
(b) ensure and facilitate the collaboration between the different stakeholders with direct or indirect 
responsibility for the protection and management of the archives sector; 
 
(c) advise the Minister on the management of archives in Malta; 
 
(d) draw the attention of the Minister or of any organisation or person responsible for archives to any urgent action that may be considered necessary for the better management of archives and records; 
 
(e) advise the Minister on any matter arising from the provisions of this Act and on any other matter referred to it by the Minister. 
 
(2) The Council shall also biannually convene a National Forum about the archives to discuss the state of the archives generally after receiving a relative report to be drawn up by the Council.  
 
MEMBERS OF THE COUNCIL 
 
President:  
President 
Dr William Zammit, Senior Lecturer, University of Malta 
 
Members 
Dr Anthony Pace, Superintendent of Cultural Heritage 
Dr Joseph Buttigieg, Chairperson of Heritage Malta 
Ms Cheryl Falzon, National Librarian & CEO 
Ms Joyce Dimech, Permanent Secretary in the Office of the Prime Minister 
Rev. Mgr. ń†wann Azzopardi 
Dr Lillian Sciberras 
Mr Max Farrugia 
Mr Anton Attard 
 
Also to attend all meetings are:  
Mr. Charles J. Farrugia (National Archivist)  
Rev. Dr. Joseph Bezzina (Assistant National Archivist)  
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