26.03.2008 -

Inauguration of the South-East European Centre for Digitization of Cultural Heritage

Skopje 26 March 2008 - Koïchiro Matsuura Director-General of UNESCO and Mr Arifkmet Xhemaili the Minister of Culture of The former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia inaugurated today the South-East European Centre for Digitization of Cultural Heritage.


In his opening speech, the Director-General stated that the centre represented “an important step by the countries of South-East Europe, in cooperation with UNESCO, in developing their efforts to promote and preserve their diverse cultural heritage for present and future generations. Such efforts provide a strong foundation for development and peace based on tolerance and understanding.”

In co-operation with the Italian Government, UNESCO-BRESCE negotiated financial support to create a regional centre on cultural heritage digitalization in the Museum for contemporary art in Skopje.

The elaboration of the Centre was undertaken by IMG (International Management Group). This project was a direct follow-up to the sub-regional workshop on cultural heritage digitalization in SEE organized by BRESCE in co-operation with the Macedonian and Italian Ministries of Culture over 17-20 February 2005. <//font><//font><//font><//font>




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