The Memory of the World Regional Committee for Asia and the Pacific (MOWCAP) are delighted to announce that nominations for the 2024 MOWCAP Regional Register are now being accepted.
The MOWCAP Regional Register recognises documentary heritage of regional significance across Asia and the Pacific. We encourage collection owners and custodians, both institutional and private, to submit documentary heritage from a wide range of media (paper, inscription, engraving, tape, film, digital storage) that represent documentary heritage meeting one or more of the following criteria: historical significance, form and style significance and social, community or spiritual significance.
Since it was first established in 1998, the MOWCAP Regional Register has inscribed 65 items from Asia-Pacific countries, ranging from stone inscriptions to audiovisual archives. Being inscribed on the MOWCAP Regional Register provides a stamp of recognition for the inscription to potentially receive the protection, safeguarding and promotion it may need for sustained support.
The MOWCAP Regional Register is supported by UNESCO Bangkok, which coordinates regional cooperation among Member States and the Korean Studies Institute which hosts and supports operations of the MOWCAP Secretariat from its office in Andong, Republic of Korea.
The deadline for the receipt of nominations and all supporting materials is 15 September 2023.
Nominations should meet one or more of the following criteria: historical significance, form and style significance and social, community or spiritual significance. Special efforts should be made to encourage and facilitate nominations from indigenous and minority or marginalised groups, and highlighting any references to Gender, as outlined in the MOWCAP Register Guidelines.
How to Apply
Nominations must be submitted to the MOWCAP Secretary-General at MOWCAPnominations@gmail.com. In addition, the nomination dossier should be accompanied by a letter of support from the National Commission for UNESCO of the country/ies of concern, or the relevant body/ies in charge of UNESCO affairs (for the contact information of the relevant Member State, please contact the Communication and Information Unit of UNESCO Bangkok at email@example.com).
Before completing the nomination form, please consult the MOWCAP Register Guidelines, and view Tips and Practical Advice on completing the nomination form.
Download the Nomination Form and submit by 15 September 2023 to MOWCAPnominations@gmail.com.