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Wednesday, May 31 • 3:30pm - 4:00pm
021. (Collection Care) Memory of the World: Opportunities for preservation and promotion of documentary heritage

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The objective of this poster is to discuss how collections of world significance could potentially benefit in preservation and promotion purposes, from assessment as world heritage site and possible inclusion on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register. Established in 1992 as a Program within the Communication and Information Sector in UNESCO, the Memory of the World’s main aim has been to protect the world’s documentary heritage.

Preservation of documentary heritage goes in hand with permanent accessibility of movable heritage such as manuscripts, oral tradition recordings, maps, and other audiovisual recordings. After almost 25 years, 107 countries have included examples of their documentary heritage included in the Memory of the World Register. These include single items as well as collections, which have been assessed for their world significance against different comparative criteria.

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Ingrid Frederick

World Heritage Studies Master's Program Student, BTU Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg
I am a conservator of movable cultural heritage from Bogota, Colombia, and currently a candidate for MA in World Heritage Studies from BTU-Cottbus in Germany. My interests range from collection care and preventive conservation in museums, with a special focus to modern and contemporary... Read More →

Wednesday May 31, 2017 3:30pm - 4:00pm CDT
Riverside West Exhibit Hall Exhibit Level, East Tower