29.08.2018 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

UNESCO and National Archives of Malaysia Organize a Memory of the World Nomination Workshop

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Representatives from 25 different Malaysian memory institutions gathered at the National Archives of Malaysia for a capacity building workshop on the “Memory of the World Nomination Process and Requirements” in Kuala Lumpur on 28 August.

Participants from national and state level museums, libraries, as well as archives from around the country participated in the training. Dr. Yatimah Binti Rimun who is the Deputy Director-General of the National Archives of Malaysia welcomed the participants to the workshop. Ms. Joie Springer, independent consultant for Memory of the World and Dr. Ming-Kuok LIM, the Advisor for Communications and Information of UNESCO Office in Jakarta provided the training for the participants.

Ms. Springer gave an overview of UNESCO’s Memory of the World programme and guided the participants through the nomination process for the International Register of the Memory of the World.  The participants were asked to submit draft nominations form in advance in order to be discussed in detail during the workshop.

Throughout the one-day workshop, the participants were highly engaged and had a lively interactive discussion on the various aspect of the Memory of the World programme and the nomination process. A variety of documentary heritage, from rare book collection, letters, and film archives were suggested as potential nominees for Memory of the World Register.

UNESCO established the Memory of the World Programme in 1992. Impetus came originally from a growing awareness of the parlous state of preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage in various parts of the world.

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