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The UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand was delighted to inscribe four new items to its documentary heritage register in 2016.  These fabulous four bring the total to 20 inscriptions on the register since its inception in 2010. The MOW NZ Trust is looking forward to seeing what will be nominated next year.  You can read about the new inscriptions in the latest issue of Nga Mahara, the MOW NZ news bulletin,  together with speeches from the inscription function held in Wellington last month.

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...