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"Memory of the World" Exhibition

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A pictorial exhibition of collections and items listed on the Memory of the World Register, as well as a selection from projects, contributing to preserving the documentary heritage of humanity will be displayed on the fences of UNESCO's Fontenoy Building from 17 October to 14 November 2012.
The Memory of the World Programme was launched by UNESCO in 1992 in order to protect precious documentary heritage items that were recorded from the beginning of human existence up to the present. It includes events and discoveries that have transformed the world. It tells of their triumphs and finer moments as well as the horrors they have experienced. Documentary heritage is recorded on audiotapes, woven into tapestries or handwritten in a diary. It serves to transmit the histories of slaves or social group that no longer exist to provide a better understanding of the world’s cultural diversity.


Type of Event Exhibition
Start 17.10.2012 08:00 local time
End 18.01.2013 16:30 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Springer, Joie
Organizer UNESCO
Contact Joie Springer (
Country France
City Paris
Venue Fences of UNESCO Headquarters (Fontenoy Building)
Street 7, place de Fontenoy
Room External gates
Permanent Delegation Contact
Major Programme
Language of Event English, French
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 Memory of the World Register
Link 2
Link 3
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