There are 11 new inscriptions on the international register from countries in the Asia Pacific region. Congratulations China, Indonesia, Iran, Japan, Korea, Myanmar and New Zealand
UNESCO, the Regional Committee for the Memory of the World Program Asia-Pacific (MoWCAP), and the State Secretariat of Tourism, Arts and Culture, Timor-Leste, have collaborated to hold a training workshop from the 27-28 of July 2015 in Dili, Timor-Leste.
For more information see the full report
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MOW WORKSHOP IN SINGAPORE
The first MOW workshop in Singapore was held on 21 April in the Oldham Theatre, National Archives of Singapore, which hosted the event coordinated by staff member Ms Lu Wenshi. Following some opening remarks by National Archives Director Mr Eric Chin, the workshop was led by Ms Joie Springer (Member of the IAC Register Subcommittee) and Dr Ray Edmondson (MOWCAP Special Advisor). It was attended by over 30 representatives of Singapore institutions, including the National Heritage Board, the National Library, the National Parks Board, the Asian Civilisations Museum and the Singapore Heritage Society. [Read more…]
Thirty one participants from China, the DPR of Korea, Indonesia, Mongolia, the Solomon Islands, and Viet Nam took part in the workshop in Suzhou, China. The purpose was to give participants expert help in preparing nominations for inscription to the MOWCAP register. For more information see the UNESCO news item.
Descendants of Pacific Indentured Labourers proud to know their ancestors’ records are inscribed on the MOWCAP regional register.
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Link to the brochure produced by UNESCO. The colourful brochure has information about MOWCAP and information and images on inscriptions.
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Taiwan held its first seminar on the Memory of the World Programme on 6-7 October 2014. There were local and international panelists. The international Memory of the World experts who spoke included Dr Roslyn Russell (Australia), Dato’ Habibah Zon Yahaya (Malaysia), Dr Helen Ieong (Macau,SAR) and Mr Aso Tatsuo (Japan).
The State Records and Archives Department of Vietnam acting as the standing agency for the National Committee for MOW in Vietnam will hold a seminar on “Strengthening National Identities through UNESCO Inscribed Documentary Heritage”. The seminar will focus on how to utilize the potential of documentary heritage in promoting the understanding of the culture and social life of a nation.