UNESCO’s Memory of the World
Programme:
Global Approach to Preserving and
Accessing Documentary Heritage
Ms Joie Springer
...
Memory of the World
A Global Approach for Preservation
and Access to Documentary Heritage
When Nations Remember
Singapore ...
Protect endangered documentary heritage
from losses due to:
⋆Human agency:
⋆Ignorance, neglect, war...
⋆Natural disasters:...
Objectives:
⋆encourage preservation;
⋆facilitate universal access;
⋆raise global awareness.
◊Textual items:
◊Manuscripts, Books, Newspapers…
◊Non-textual items:
◊Drawings, Prints, Maps, Music…
◊Virtual documents:
◊...
International Advisory Committee
(IAC)
Register Technical Marketing
Regional
Committees
National
Committees
Bure
au
Secret...
National Committees
Approx 50
Manage national registers (Australia, Barbados,
Latvia, Mexico, United Kingdom, etc.)
Coordi...
Regional Committees:
⋆MOWCAP 1998
⋆MOWLAC 2000
⋆ARCMOW 2008
Jikji Prize
Commemorates inscription of
“Buljo jikji simche yojeol”
⋆Funded by Republic of Korea: Cheongju
City
⋆$30,000 e...
Memory of the World Register
193 items of global significance
Kelly Gang. Australia
Manuscript, Germany
Palestine refugee ...
Memory of the World Register
Lebanon Phoenician Alphabet
Baltic Way- Human Chain
Africa- Okigbo manuscript
Conclusions:
Gaining in importance and
recognition.
Still needs strengthening.
Further cooperation essential.
Memory of the World
http://www.unesco.org/webworld/en/mow/
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by Ms Joie Springer, Senior Programme Specialist, Memory of the World Programme from UNESCO

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WNR.sg - UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme: Global Approach to Preserving and Accessing documentary heritage

  1. 1. UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme: Global Approach to Preserving and Accessing Documentary Heritage Ms Joie Springer Senior Programme Specialist, Memory of the World Programme (UNESCO)
  2. 2. Memory of the World A Global Approach for Preservation and Access to Documentary Heritage When Nations Remember Singapore 2010
  3. 3. Protect endangered documentary heritage from losses due to: ⋆Human agency: ⋆Ignorance, neglect, war... ⋆Natural disasters: ⋆Fire, flood, storms... ⋆Chemical ⋆Vinegar syndrome, acid paper... ⋆Technical ⋆Obsolescence...
  4. 4. Objectives: ⋆encourage preservation; ⋆facilitate universal access; ⋆raise global awareness.
  5. 5. ◊Textual items: ◊Manuscripts, Books, Newspapers… ◊Non-textual items: ◊Drawings, Prints, Maps, Music… ◊Virtual documents: ◊Websites, Electronic documents…
  6. 6. International Advisory Committee (IAC) Register Technical Marketing Regional Committees National Committees Bure au Secretariat Structure
  7. 7. National Committees Approx 50 Manage national registers (Australia, Barbados, Latvia, Mexico, United Kingdom, etc.) Coordinate national MoW activities
  8. 8. Regional Committees: ⋆MOWCAP 1998 ⋆MOWLAC 2000 ⋆ARCMOW 2008
  9. 9. Jikji Prize Commemorates inscription of “Buljo jikji simche yojeol” ⋆Funded by Republic of Korea: Cheongju City ⋆$30,000 every two years ⋆Outstanding work in preservation by individuals or institutions
  10. 10. Memory of the World Register 193 items of global significance Kelly Gang. Australia Manuscript, Germany Palestine refugee children schools, UNRWA
  11. 11. Memory of the World Register Lebanon Phoenician Alphabet Baltic Way- Human Chain Africa- Okigbo manuscript
  12. 12. Conclusions: Gaining in importance and recognition. Still needs strengthening. Further cooperation essential.
  13. 13. Memory of the World http://www.unesco.org/webworld/en/mow/

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