The Exhibition and Forum of Memory of World Programme and the significance of Historical Documentation were held on Dec 6 2015 in Macao Science Centre, with the purpose of stimulating public awareness on the importance of documentary heritage. The activities were organized by the Macau Documentation and Information Society (MDIS), together with Macao Youth Entrepreneurship Association, archives institutes, and research center. The Exhibition includes the topics of introduction of MoW and the value of documentary preservation, war’s disasters and the history, rethink on war, and appreciate peace. Old photos and archives are being exhibited until 19 Dec.
The Borobudur Conservation Office (BCO), Indonesian Memory of the World Committee, the National Archives of Indonesia (ANRI), Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI), the Australian Memory of the Committee, and UNESCO have collaborated to hold a workshop on the ‘Nomination of the Archives of the Borobudur Temple World Heritage site as Memory of the World’, from the 10-11 November 2015. The workshop was a continuation of the general training conducted with the support of UNESCO in September 2015, and gave advanced training support for the development of a nomination for the archives of the Borobudur Conservation Office as UNESCO Memory of the World (MoW).
Safeguarding documentary heritage has become the passion of five Archivists from the Pacific that met in Suva, Fiji from October 20th to the 22nd, 2015.
See here for the full report
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
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.
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.
A Memory of the World workshop was held in Bishkek, Kyrgyzstan, from 17 to 20 September. The workshop was organised by the Korean National Commission for UNESCO and co-hosted by the UNESCO National Commission of the Kyrgz Republic and the Cultural Heritage Administration of Korea. Participants worked on submissions including a palm-leaf collection of folk literature, a genealogy in a dead language, a traveller’s diary from the 11th century and administrative records from the 1920s. [Read more…]
The State Records and Archives Department of Viet Nam organized the International Workshop-Seminar Sharing Experience on Participating in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Program.
The International Workshop-Seminar brought together nearly one hundred participants from the archives, libraries, museums and institutions of Viet Nam, including the custodians of documentary heritage inscribed on MOW registers.
Find out more about the seminar here