Dr Roslyn Russell provided this report on the nomination workshop held in Seoul in July 2018
Delegates from Afghanistan, the Cook Islands, Kyrgyzstan, Pakistan, Samoa, Singapore, Tajikistan, and Tuvalu gathered in Seoul, Republic of Korea, in July this year for the biannual workshop to improve nominations to the Memory of the World registers. The workshop was organised by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO and the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea.
The participating delegates worked on improving draft nominations. Presentations on the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme and the nomination process were given by a group of MoW experts that included MOWCAP members Dr Ray Edmondson, Dr Helen Jarvis, Professor Kyung-ho Suh and Dr Roslyn Russell; and Mr Jan Bos, Chair of the Register Sub-Committee for the International Register, and Ms Joie Springer, former Chief of Secretariat of Memory of the World in UNESCO Paris.
After working with designated experts, the delegates presented their revised nominations for critiquing by the expert group. Delegates and experts, accompanied by members of the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, then visited sites in Seoul after the workshop, including the Library in the COEX shopping complex, and the National Library of Korea.