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Jacqueline von Arb (b.1964) is the Director of the Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound (NIRS), where she has worked since 1989.
She previously headed and developed the International Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger, Norway, for 2 years (1993-94), with an additional period as Interim Director (1996). In 2011 Jacqueline von Arb was elected President of the International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives for 2011-2014, after serving as Vice President (2005-2011), Assistant Coordinator (2003-06) and Depute Coordinator (2004) of the IASA Nordic Branch. As well as member of the organizing committee for the joint IAML-IASA Congress in Oslo (2004), the IASA Conference in Mexico (2006) and the IASA Conference in Riga, Latvia (2007), coordinator of the IASA conference Philadelphia, USA (2010), Organizing Committee for Frankfurt conference in 2011. She obtained to lead and develop the organizational structure at the International Chamber Music Festival in Stavanger (1993-1994), with an additional term as interim CEO (1996). She was also general manager of MemNor AS, Audio Archiving Services, 2006-2010.
In 2007, NIRS is hosted the Norwegian Sound Archive Conference. Jacqueline von Arb continues as chair of the Organizing Committee for the Norwegian Sound Archive Conference 2009 in Trondheim and 2011 in Bergen. The Norwegian Institute of Recorded Sound was also one of 7 partners in the 3-year European project "Memories" (2006-09), which designed an audio semantic indexation system allowing information retrieval for better access to archival sound content. Jacqueline von Arb was the partner representative and lead one of the project's Work Packages.
Jacqueline von Arb's educational background includes a Bachelor of Arts (French, German, Spanish) from Central University of Iowa, USA, and the University of Vienna, Austria, the equivalent of a Bachelor of Music (Instrumental Pedagogy, specializing in Piano, Aural Training and Music Theory) from the Music Conservatory of Northern Norway, as well as graduate studies in Organizational Theory, Communication, Leadership/Organizational Change, and Pedagogic Leadership at the University of Stavanger, Norway. She continued audiovisual archiving studies online and obtained a Graduate Certificate in Audiovisual Archiving from Charles Sturt University, Australia in 2009.
She grew up in many countries and has thusly amassed fluency in seven languages. Jacqueline von Arb now lives and works in Norway, but has retained her Swiss citizenship. In her spare time, she is an avid gardener, mountaineer, telemark-skier and aikido-practitioner.
|International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)||President||2011-14|
|Norwegian Sound Archive Conference 2011. Organizing Committee||Chair, Secretary and Treasurer||Bergen 2011|
|AMIA-IASA International Conference||Convenor IASA||Philadelphia 2010|
|Reference Group for the building of the new Stavanger Concert Hall||Member||2007 -|
|Regional House of Archives in the University Area. Reference Group & User Group||Member||2006 -|
|Coordinating Committee for the UNESCO World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (27th October)||IASA Representative|
|Music House Foundation||Board member||2004-|
|Stavanger JuShinkan Aikido||Board member||2008 -|
|Norwegian Sound Archive Conference. Organizing Committee||Member||New Delhi, India 2012|
|Norwegian Sound Archive Conference. Organizing Committee||Chair||Bergen 2011|
|Norwegian Sound Archive Conference. Organizing Committee||Chair||Frankfurt, Germany 2011|
|Norwegian Sound Archive Conference. Organizing Committee||Chair||Philadelphia, USA 2010|
|International Association of Sound and Audiovisual Archives (IASA)||Vice President||2005 - 2011 , second term|
|Norwegian Sound Archive Conference. Organizing Committee||Chair||2007, 2009|
|IASA-BAAC Conference. Organizing Committee||Member||Riga, Latvia 2007|
|IASA Conference. Organizing Committee||Member||Mexico 2006|
|Museumsdagen i Vågen||Interim Board member||2005 - 2006|
|IAML-IASA Congress. Organisasjonskomiteen||Medlem||Oslo 2004|
|IASA Nordic Branch||Assistant Coordinator||2003 - 2006|
|IASA Nordic Branch||Deputy Coordinator||2004|
|Stavanger International Jazz Festival. Organizing Committee||Chair|
|International Chamber Music Festival. Organizing Committee||Chair||1996|
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