Here is the MOWCAP newsletter for December 2015. Lots of MOWCAP activities in the last 6 months.
The activities of the “Memory of the World” National Committee of Uzbekistan in 2015 were focused through open solutions and supporting the digital preservation of documentary heritage. [Read more…]
Mr. Li Minghua, Chairman of MOWCAP signed the Memorandum of Understanding between the UNESCO Memory of the World Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP) and the Asia Culture Center of the Republic of Korea (ACC) on Cooperation Concerning the Memory of the World (MOW) Programme in Asia and the Pacific with Mr. Bang Sun-gyu, President of ACC in Beijing on 9th December 2015.
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 preservation of documentary heritage materials is one of the daunting tasks of memory institutions worldwide. This task is becoming more and more important, not least because of the fast development of the Internet and the digital technologies as well as with the well-documented need for updated legislation at national and international levels. For UNESCO, it is beyond doubt that humanity’s documentary heritage is a fundamental expression of the richness and diversity of different cultures and traditions and its preservation is therefore considered of the utmost importance.
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
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
Check out our newsletter for June 2015 Newsletter No 10 June 2015