23.04.2018 - UNESCO Office in Jakarta

Three Indonesian Documentary Heritage Receive Memory of the World Recognition

Three Indonesian Documentary Heritage Receive Memory of the World Recognition

Three Indonesian documentary heritage received the official certificate for their successful inscription onto the UNESCO Memory of the World International Register at an event organized by the Indonesian Institute of Sciences (LIPI) in Jakarta on 17 April 2018.

H.E. Megawati Sukarnoputri, former President of Indonesia delivered a keynote speech in the event where she highlighted the importance of documentary heritage in nation-building linking to the concept of Pancasila in Indonesia.

Dr. Bambang Subianto, Acting Head of LIPI which is the Chair for the Indonesian National Committee for the Memory of the World (MOW) handed over the certificates to the Borobudur Conservative Office, National Library of Indonesia, and the National Archives of Indonesia which respectively submitted the Borobudur Conservation Archives, the Panji Tales Manuscripts, and the Indian Ocean Tsunami Archives.

Dr. Shahbaz Khan, the Director and Representative of UNESCO Office in Jakarta witnessed the hand-over of certificates. Later in his remark, Dr. Khan spoke about the world significance and outstanding universal value of the documentary heritage on the Register. He iterated that the vision of the MOW programme is that the world’s documentary heritage belongs to all, should be fully preserved and protected for all and should be permanently accessible to all without hindrance.

Dr. Mego Pinandito, Deputy of Scientific Services of LIPI and current Chairperson of the Indonesian National MOW Committee and the Professor Arief Rachman, Executive Director of the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO were also delivered a remark at the event.

Later, H.E. Megawati Sukarnoputri opened a special exhibition titled “The Three Golden Inks of the 20th Century” and the launch of the book “Live and Let Live: Asia Africa Unity in Diversity” based on the speeches of 29 historical figures of the 1955 Asian-African Conference which was inscribed in the MOW Register in 2015.

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