25.01.2011 -

Website for Fourth International Memory of the World Conference launched

As preparations for the Fourth International Memory of the World Conference are stepped up, UNESCO has launched a website that will provide more details about the Conference as these are finalized.

This Fourth Conference will be held from 18 to 21 May 2011 in Warsaw, Poland. It will be jointly organized by the Polish National Commission for UNESCO, the Polish Committee of the Memory of the World Programme, the Head Office of State Archives and the Ministry of Culture and National Heritage.


The purpose of the Conference is to enable heritage professionals, including librarians, archivists, historians and museum curators, to explore different aspects involved in the long-term preservation of documentary heritage. The Conference programme revolves around three main themes:

Culture: (cultural diversity, including oral histories, intangible heritage, historical events);


Memory: (reconstitution of destroyed and scattered heritage, forgotten history, lost memory);


Identities: (shared heritage, how the past creates the future).

Workshops will also be organized on special subjects to provide a more in-depth examination of these issues.


Participants will contribute to the debate on the status and further development of the Memory of the World Programme, its sustainability, cooperation with other UNESCO programmes, and evaluation of its successes as well as areas for improvement.


Speakers' papers, announcements and registration details will shortly be posted on the <a href="http://www.unesco.org/new/en/communication-and-information/resources/events/calendar-of-events/events-websites/fourth-international-conference-on-the-memory-of-the-world/">Conference website</a>.


Registration will commence from 1 February 2011.

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