UNESCO MEMORY OF THE WORLD

NEW ZEALAND MEMORY PRESERVED FOR ALL TIME

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NEW INSCRIPTIONS FOR UNESCO MEMORY OF THE WORLD NEW ZEALAND REGISTER

The UNESCO Memory of the World, New Zealand Committee, is delighted to announce three new inscriptions to the New Zealand register.

The successful inscriptions are:

  • A Korao no New Zealand, or the New Zealander’s First Book, (Auckland War Memorial Museum)
  • Mobile Unit – New Zealand Oral History, 1946-48 (Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision, Christchurch)
  • Dr Hocken’s Church Missionary Society records (Hocken Collections, Otago University, Dunedin)

Memory of the World NZ Committee Chair Dianne Macaskill announced the new inscriptions at a function at the Air Force Museum in Christchurch, on Monday, 1st December.

For more information please see our press release 1st December 2014.

 

The criteria for inscription and the process for submission (including a nomination form) can be found under the “Nomination” tab above.  If you are uncertain whether your documentary heritage meets the criteria or have any questions please email enquiries@unescomow.org.nz and a member of the Committee will contact you.

 

Documentary heritage reflects the diversity of languages, peoples and cultures. It is the mirror of the world and its memory. But this memory is fragile. Every day, irreplaceable parts of this memory disappear for ever

The New Zealand Memory of the World Programme raises the profile of the importance of New Zealand's documentary heritage. It highlights the value of documentary heritage for understanding the New Zealand experience, and supports economic growth and transnational links.

Advantages of Inscription on the New Zealand/Aotearoa Memory of the World Register are:

  • Ensure that our history and our stories are not forgotten
  • Highlight the significance of the information /knowledge contained in collections
  • Recognition by an independent organisation (UNESCO)
  • Public recognition of the importance of documentary heritage
  • Publicity and promotion for your institution
  • Increased possibility of attracting resources (to care for, preserve and promote the collection)
  • Raised awareness of the work done by custodians of documentary heritage

The New Zealand Memory of the World Programme is grateful for the support of the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO.

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