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Memory of the World NZ register welcomes four new inscriptions

 

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 Eric Richdale Papers (1912-1980) (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 today.

You can view more information about the inscriptions and the register on the Memory of the World New Zealand’s website.

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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.

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Aotearoa/New Zealand Memory of the World Register

The deadline for submissions to the Aotearoa/New Zealand Memory of the World Register is now 31 August 2012. The announcement of new inscriptions to the register will be made at the end of October. More information on preparing submissions for inscription to the register can be found on the website www.unescomow.org.nz.

 

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Memory of the World / Nga Mahara o Te Ao

GNZMMS 8: Description of the ceremonies observed on the occasion of tattooing a chief

Kia ora koutou.

This message is to tell you that the UNESCO New Zealand Memory of the World Committee / Te Komiti o Aotearoa mo Nga Mahara o te Ao is asking for nominations for Aotearoa/New Zealand documentary heritage to be inscribed on the UNESCO Aotearoa/New Zealand Memory of the World Register. This is a great opportunity to promote the importance of the documentary heritage held by your institution.

Information on the Memory of the World Programme including the nomination form is at unescomow.org.nz 

The closing date for nominations to the New Zealand register is Thursday 31 May 2012.

New inscriptions to the register will be decided by the end of June and an announcement made on the successful inscriptions.

A successful nomination will raise the profile of your institution and the work that you do to preserve documentary heritage. If you are unable to meet the May 2012 deadline there will be another round of submissions this year closing at the end of November.

What is Memory of the World?

Memory of the World aims to recognise significant documentary heritage in a similar fashion to the way UNESCO’s World Heritage Convention and World Heritage List recognises significant natural and cultural sites.

Countries may develop their own national registers. The most significant items can also be nominated for inscription on the international or regional Memory of the World Registers.

What is happening in New Zealand?

The New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO supports the Aotearoa/New Zealand Memory of the World Committee / Te Komiti o Aotearoa mo Nga Mahara o te Ao to coordinate nominations for the register of New Zealand documentary heritage. The first inscriptions to the Aotearoa/New Zealand register were announced on 30 June 2011.

There are now six collections of documentary heritage inscribed on the New Zealand register.

The nomination forms for these collections are on the website www.unescomow.org.nz and provide exemplars for submissions.

What can be nominated?

To be selected for registration on the New Zealand Memory of the World Register the documentary heritage should:

  • be unique and irreplaceable (in that it has demonstrable historic, aesthetic or cultural significance to a community or the nation)
  •  be a primary or significant source that documents an historical or cultural event that has had a lasting impact and influenced the course of New Zealand history
  •  be an outstanding example of a document or an experience

Documentary heritage can be digital or analogue. Examples include but are not limited to textual items such as documents, manuscripts, books, newspapers, posters and non-textual items such as photographs, films, discs, drawings, prints, maps; online media items, social media databases, mobile digital devices etc

Enquiries

For enquiries or more information, please visit unescomow.org.nz , or contact us at enquiries@unescomow.org.nz. If you would like to receive further information about the New Zealand Memory of the World Register, please email enquiries@unescomow.org.nz.with a request to subscribe.

Jill Durney
Macmillan Brown Library Manager
University of Canterbury – Te Whare Wananga o Waitaha

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