UNESCO Jikji Memory of the World Prize Ceremony

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In April 2004 UNESCO’s Executive Board approved the establishment of the UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize as a means of promoting the Memory of the World Programme and commemorating the inscription of the Jikji, or the "Buljo jikji simche yojeol”, the oldest existing book made through movable metal print.

The US$ 30,000 Prize, wholly funded by the Republic of Korea, is awarded every two years to individuals or institutions that have made significant contributions to the preservation and accessibility of documentary heritage.

The Prize-giving ceremony will take place in Cheongju City, Republic of Korea, on 12 September 2013


Type of Event Prize-giving ceremony
Start 12.09.2013 14:00 local time
End 12.09.2013 19:00 local time
Date to be fixed 0
Focal point Springer, Joie
Organizer City of Cheongju
Contact Joie Springer (j.springer@unesco.org)
Country Republic of Korea
City Cheongju City
Venue Cheongju City
Permanent Delegation Contact Permanent Delegation of the Republic of Korea to UNESCO
Major Programme
Language of Event English
Estimated number of participants
Official Website
Link 1 UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize
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