The Memory of the World Programme is a part of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). It is part of a strategy for preserving history. The programme focuses on archives and libraries.
International Advisory Committee[change | change source]
The program is administered by a body known as the International Advisory Committee (IAC). There are 14 members. Each is appointed by the UNESCO Director-General.
Memory of the World Register[change | change source]
Select additions to the World Register are chosen at biannual meetings of the IAC.
- Bayeux Tapestry
- Biblioteca Malatestiana
- Magna Carta
- Symphony No. 9 (Beethoven)
- Tabula Peutingeriana
- The Communist Manifesto
- The Diary of a Young Girl
- Treaty of Tordesillas
- Vienna Dioscurides
- Woodblocks of the Nguyễn Dynasty
Jikji Prize[change | change source]
The Jikji Prize was established with the South Korean government. The $30,000 prize and all costs associated with the prize are funded by South Korea.
Recipients[change | change source]
- 2005: Czech National Library (Prague)
- 2007: Austrian Academy of Sciences, Phonogrammarchiv (Vienna)
- 2009: National Archives of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
- 2011: National Archives of Australia, Canberra.
References[change | change source]
- Programme background; retrieved 2011-11-20.
- Programme objectives; retrieved 2011-11-20.
- International Advisory Committee (IAC); retrieved 2011-11-20.
- Memory of the World Register; retrieved 2011-11-20.
- UNESCO/Jikji Memory of the World Prize
- 2005 - The National Library of the Czech Republic; retrieved 2011-11-20.
- 2007 - Phonogrammarchiv, Austrian Academy of Sciences; retrieved 2011-11-20.
- 2009 - National Archives of Malaysia; retrieved 2011-11-20.
- 2011 - National Archives of Australia; retrieved 2011-11-20.