UNESCO MEMORY OF THE WORLD

NEW ZEALAND MEMORY PRESERVED FOR ALL TIME

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The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand Trust is delighted to announce four new inscriptions to the New Zealand documentary heritage register.

The successful inscriptions are:

The Sir John Logan Campbell Papers (the Sir John Logan Campbell Residuary Estate and Tāmaki Paenga Hira Auckland War Memorial Museum)

The Katherine Mansfield Literary and Personal Papers (Alexander Turnbull Library, Wellington)

Waipu Scottish Migration Collection (Waipu Museum)

Lance Richdale Papers (Hocken Collections, Dunedin)

 

Memory of the World NZ Chair Dianne Macaskill announced the new inscriptions at a function at Ngā Taonga Sound & Vision in Wellington. Further information in our Press Release.

 

Download Nomination Forms for future nominations or see our booklet and poster showcasing items on the Register and explaining our work.

Advantages of inscription on the New Zealand/Aotearoa MOW register include:

  • Ensuring that our history and our stories are not forgotten
  • Highlighting 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
  • To be part of an international network of the most important documentary heritage in the world
  • 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 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. Read more...