UNESCO New Zealand Memory of the World: Training & Information Sessions

Come and hear about the UNESCO Memory of the World and learn if your heritage documents can be part of this unique programme. The sessions will be hosted by institutions that are represented on the Memory of the World committee.

Wellington: Friday 29 June 2012 10.00 am to 12.00 pm, in the Poutama Room, Archives New Zealand, 10 Mulgrave Street, Thorndon, Wellington.

Convenors: Evelyn Wareham and Jamie Lean of the New Zealand Memory of the World Committee

Dunedin: Wednesday 4 July 2012, 3-5pm, in the Seminar Room, Hocken Library, 90 Anzac Avenue, Dunedin.

Convenors: Evelyn Wareham and Sharon Dell, chair of the Memory of the World’s Nomination Committee.

The sessions will introduce and familiarise heritage organisations with the UNESCO Memory of the World New Zealand programme. You will be shown how to prepare submissions for the New Zealand register.

Registration for the Wellington session closes on 26 June and Dunedin on 2 July.
Refreshments – tea, coffee and snacks will be provided.

The UNESCO New Zealand Memory of the World Committee is calling for submissions for inscription of documentary heritage materials to the New Zealand register. The submissions are invited from archives, libraries, museums and heritage institutions within the wider community and will close on 31 August 2012.

The New Zealand register was established in 2011 and now contains six items of documentary heritage:

a. the 1840 Treaty of Waitangi

b. the 1893 Women’s Suffrage Petition

c. records of the Tokyo War Crimes trials 1946-1948

d. Grey New Zealand Maori Manuscript collection

e. Douglas Lilburn’s manuscript score of ‘Overture: Aotearoa 1940

f. National Film Unit Weekly Reviews and Pictorial Parades 1940 to 1971.

To register for the Wellington or Dunedin training session please email enquiries@unescomow.org.nz with your name, organisation, contact phone number and the session which you want to attend.

Further information about the Memory of the World programme and register is on its website http://www.unescomow.org.nz/

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