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Brecht Declercq

Ghent, Belgium
Brecht Declercq, MA, MSc (°1981) is the Digitization and Acquisition Manager at VIAA, the national audiovisual archive of Flanders, Belgium, since 2013. As such he is responsible for the overall digitization strategy of the Flemish audiovisual heritage. Previously he worked for the Belgian public broadcaster VRT for almost 10 years as a radio archivist and a project lead in several digitization, media asset management and access projects. He’s an active voice in the international audiovisual archives world, Secretary-General of FIAT/IFTA, the International Federation of Television Archives and former Chair of the FIAT/IFTA Preservation and Migration Commission. He writes, presents, reviews and advises to several European broadcasters and audiovisual archives.