Memory of the World Projects

Full list of the Memory of the World Projects.

100 years of Architecture - Photography

The "Biblioteca Publica Piloto de Medellin para America Latina" (Medellin Pilot Public Library for Latin America) was created in 1952, by UNESCO and the Colombian Government. Its character is strongly patrimonial.

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A Description of Egypt from the beginning of the 20th Century seen through a postcard collection

Collection of Egyptian postcards through various themes such as arts, trades, buildings, places, views and pharaohs.

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Antiphonarium Sedlecense

Prague, Národní knihovna (National Library), XIII A 6 (Cim A 3).

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Antiphonary of Bratislava II

In 1995, the Slovak National Library and the Slovak National Archives embarked on a project to digitize the medieval manuscripts "Illuminated codices of the Bratislava Chapter Library".

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Bibliotheca Corviniana

The Bibliotheca Corviniana was the library of King Matthias in the second half of the 15th century. After the king’s death and during the Turkish occupation the collection has been dispersed. Today the remaining pieces of the collection are to be found in 50 libraries.

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Basagic’s Collection of Islamic Manuscripts in the University Library of Bratislava

Basagic’s collection contains unique manuscripts and essential works of medieval Islamic scholarly literature and belles-lettres, spanning the interval from 12th to 19th century, and prints from two centuries, starting from 1729.

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Catalogue of Arabic Manuscripts of the National Library of the Czech Republic

The collection of Arabic manuscripts held in the National Library of the Czech Republic contains 200 entries. It is a component of the Oriental manuscripts collection, especially Persian, Turkish, and Indian.

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Chronicle of Council of Constance

The author of the Chronicle of Council of Constance (1414 - 1418) is Ulrich Riechental (1360's - 1436/1437), the scribe of the city of Constance. But he wrote his chronicle not before 1430's.

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Dar Al-Kutub Manuscripts

The National Library and Archives of Egypt was established in 1870, due to the suggestion of Refa'a Al-Tahtawi (1801-1872) to buildup a library in Egypt under the supervision of Ali Mubarak. Valuable collections of books and manuscripts were gathered from different sources. A number of geometrical instruments and maps were also included. Dar Al-Kutub was inaugurated to the public on the 24th September 1870 AD.c.
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Historical Collections of the Vilnius University Library

The Vilnius University Library was founded in 1570, and was based on the collections of Sigismund II, King of Poland and Grand Duke of Lithuania, and of Georgius Albinius, suffragan to the Bishop of Vilnius.

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Memory of Poland

Collections registered on the world and national registers.

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Memory of Russia

This project deals with preserving and improving access to the collection of XVth and XVIth Century Slavic manuscripts held by the Russian State Library in Moscow.

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Oriental Miniatures (14th-17th centuries)

It represents a collection of book miniatures of Middle East in 14-17th centuries, of them 114 miniatures by Kamoliddin Behzad and his school.

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Prague Manuscripts

A digitization programme was launched by the National Library in Prague, in co-operation with a private firm, Albertina Ltd. A demonstration CD-ROM was first published in 1993, featuring some of the most precious manuscripts and other documents in the historic collections of the National Library, with annotations in Czech, English and French.

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Photographic collections in Latin America and the Caribbean

Visual testimonies of the changes that occurred during the 2nd half of the 19th century in Latin America and the Caribbean.

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Manuscripts of Kandilli Observatory

The aim of this project is the preservation of a collection of about 1300 works on astronomy in three languages (Turkish, Persian and Arabic) held in the Library of Kandilli Observatory and Earthquake Research Institute at Bogaziçi University in Istanbul.

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Saint Sophia

Selection of miniatures. Devised by a group of Bulgarian and French writers, the “Saint Sophia” project focuses on an interactive CD featuring a trial multimedia edition of Bulgarian manuscripts.

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Slave Trade Archives

UNESCO has launched the Slave Route Project in 1994. It aims to break a silence and make universally known the issue of the transatlantic slave trade and slavery, its causes and dramatic results, by means of scientific work.

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The Catalogue of Persian Manuscripts in the National Library of the Czech Republic

The collection of Manuscripts and Early Printed Books of the National Library has 150 volumes of Persian manuscripts.

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The Memoriae Mundi Series Bohemica

Memoriae Mundi Series Bohemica is a programme for the digital presentation and protection of the documentary heritage preserved in the Czech Republic.

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Timbuktu Manuscripts

This project, financed by Luxembourg, aims at ensuring the safeguarding of, and widely access to, the priceless handwritten cultural heritage both existing in the public and the private collections in the area of Timbuktu.

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The Radzivill Chronicle

Written in old Russian, this monumental work reveals the history of Russia and its neighbors from the fifth to the early thirteenth century in pictorial form, representing events described in the manuscript with more than six hundred colour illustrations.

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Tunisian Postcards

Postcard holdings of the Diplomatic Archives Centre in Nantes (CADN): postcards from North Africa, mainly Tunisia.

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The Archives of the Dutch East Indian Company (VOC)

The interest in the archives of the Dutch East India Company (Verenigde Oostindische Compagnie - VOC) has grown steadily in recent years.

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The Sana'a Manuscripts

The CD-ROM "The Sana'a Manuscripts" illustrates the evolution of Arabic calligraphy as evident in a set of rare manuscripts that belong to the Yemenite antiquities and manuscripts organization.

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Virtual Matenadaran

The Matenadaran is one of the oldest and richest book-depositories in the world.

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West African Postcards (1895-1930)

More than 3.200 postcards covering 16 countries of the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS).

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