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).
Taiwan will hold its first Memory of the World Seminar on 6-7 October 2014. The seminar will be held at the National Library conference hall in Taipei, Taiwan.
There will be international experts speaking at the seminar as well as Taiwanese panellists who are experts in documentation, preservation studies and research.
The international experts who will be speaking are:
Dr. Roslyn Russell who is an historian, editor and museum curator and the immediate past chair of the UNESCO Memory of the World International Advisory Committee and the current chair of the Australian Memory of the World Committee.
Dato’ Habibah Zon Yahaya was a member of the UNESCO Memory of the World International Advisory Committee from 1997-2000. She is a past chair of the Malaysian Memory of the World Committee and was the Director-General of the National Archives of Malaysia from 1995-2003. She was also a Member of the Malaysian Education Service Commission from 2003-2008. She has been involved in 3 of the 4 inscriptions of documentary heritage that Malaysia has on the international register.
Dr. Helen Ieong from Macau works at the Macau Foundation. Her research led to the successful inscription of the ‘Archives and Materials of the Macao Diocese from the 1550s to 1800s’ to the Memory of the World Asia Pacific register in 2010.
Mr. Aso Tatsuo from Japan is the curator of the museum that houses the ‘Sakubei Yamamoto Collection’ which was inscribed on the International Memory of the World register in 2011.
The website for the conference can be found at mowtaiwan.twomini.com.