Kazakhstan National Committee of the Memory of the World Programme meets online

2 June 2022

2 June 2022 UNESCO Almaty with the support of the Kazakhstan National Commission for UNESCO organized a meeting with members of the Kazakhstan National Committee of the Memory of the World Programme.

The meeting focused on the National MOW Register, the Nominations to the MOWCAP Register 2022, as well as preparation for the International Day of the Audio-Visual Heritage 2022.

The meeting discussed Kazakhstan's support in the implementation of the 2015 UNESCO Recommendation concerning the preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage including in digital form, including in their identification of documentary heritage for the Memory of the World International Register, based on the recent call for nominations to the Asia-Pacific Register.

Opening of the seminar Umithan Munalbayeva, director of the branch of the State Museum "Center for the Convergence of Cultures" of the Scientific Research Institute of Culture of Kazakhstan
Aliya Kozhabekova, Deputy Head of the National Academic Library, Professor Marat Absemetov, Chief Researcher, and Tamara Bill, staff of the branch of the State Museum "Center for the Convergence of Cultures" of the Scientific Research Institute of Culture of Kazakhstan
Online participants, Aliya Baisabayeva, Secretary General of the National Commission of the Republic of Kazakhstan for UNESCO and ISESCO, Sergey Karpov, Communication and Information Officer, UNESCO Almaty Office


  • Composition of the national MOW committee (RU, EN)
  • Transcript of the meeting (RU)
  • 2015 Recommendation concerning the preservation of, and access to, documentary heritage including in digital form (RU, EN)
  • Guidelines for the implementation of the 2015 recommendation (EN)
  • Towards sustainable preservation and accessibility of documentary heritage, 2021 (EN)
  • 191st session of the Executive Board "Preliminary study of the technical, financial and legal aspects on the desirability of a standard-setting instrument on preservation and access to documentary heritage (EN, RU)
  • National Memory of the World Committees in Group II countries:

    Accessible nominations

    Country

    Inscription

    Albania

    Codex Purpureus Beratinus

    Armenia

    Mashtots Matenadaran ancient manuscripts collection

    Collection of note manuscripts and film music of Composer Aram Khachaturian

    First Byurakan Survey (FBS or Markarian survey)

    Azerbaijan

    Medieval manuscripts on medicine and pharmacy

    Belarus

    The Act of the Union of Lublin document

    Radzwills Archives and Niasvizh (Nieśwież) Library Collection

    Bosnia and Herzegovina

    Manuscript collection of the Gazi Husrev-Beg Library

    The Sarajevo Haggadah manuscript

    Bulgaria

    Borils Synodicon

    Enina Apostolos, Old Bulgarian Cyrillic manuscript (fragment) of the 11th century

    Gospels of Tsar Ivan Alexander

    Croatia

    Tabula Hungariae

    Czech Republic

    Collection of 526 prints of university theses from 1637-1754

    The moving picture shows of Émile Reynaud

    Collection of Russian, Ukrainian and Belorussian émigré periodicals 1918-1945

    Libri Prohibiti: Collection of periodicals of Czech and Slovak Samizdat in the years 1948-1989

    Collection of medieval manuscripts of the Czech Reformation

    Camocio Maps

    Archives of Leoš Janáček

    The Kynzvart Daguerreotype The Birth of Modern Visual Media

    Estonia

    The Baltic Way - Human Chain Linking Three States in Their Drive for Freedom

    Georgia

    The Oldest Manuscripts Preserved at the National Archives of Georgia

    The Tetraevangelion-palimpsest

    Georgian Byzantine Manuscripts

    Description of Georgian Kingdom and the Geographical Atlas of Vakhushti Bagrationi

    Manuscript Collection of Shota Rustaveli's Poem "Knight in the Panther's Skin"

    Hungary

    The Bibliotheca Corviniana Collection

    Csoma Archive of the Library of the Hungarian Academy of Sciences

    Kalman Tihanyis 1926 Patent Application Radioskop

    Tabula Hungariae

    Semmelweis' discovery

    János Bolyai: Appendix, scientiam spatii absolute veram exhibens. Maros-Vásárhelyini, 1832

    Three documents related to the two most outstanding results of the work of Roland Eötvös

    Latvia

    The Baltic Way - Human Chain Linking Three States in Their Drive for Freedom

    Dainu Skapis - Cabinet of Folksongs

    The Act of the Union of Lublin document

    Lithuania

    The Baltic Way - Human Chain Linking Three States in Their Drive for Freedom

    Radzwills Archives and Niasvizh (Nieśwież) Library Collection

    The Act of the Union of Lublin document

    Montenegro

    N/A

    North Macedonia

    N/A

    Poland

    The Book of Henryków

    National Education Commission Archives

    Warsaw Ghetto Archives (Emanuel Ringelblum Archives)

    Collections of the 19th century of the Polish Historical and Literary Society / Polish Library in Paris / Adam Mickiewicz Museum

    Archives of the Literary Institute in Paris (1946-2000) (Association Institut Littéraire 'Kultura')

    The Masterpieces of Fryderyk Chopin

    Archive of Warsaw Reconstruction Office

    Files and library of the Unity of the Brethren

    Jürgen Stroops Report

    Radzwills Archives and Niasvizh (Nieśwież) Library Collection

    The Act of the Union of Lublin document

    The Confederation of Warsaw of 28th of January 1573: Religious tolerance guaranteed

    Peace treaties (ahdnames) concluded from the mid-15th century to late-18th century between the Kingdom (or Republic) of Poland and the Ottoman Empire

    Documents of Polish radio intelligence from the period of the Battle of Warsaw in 1920

    Codex Suprasliensis Mineia četia, Mart (The Supraśl Codex Menology, March)

    Nicolaus Copernicus' masterpiece "De revolutionibus libri sex"

    Twenty-One Demands, Gdañsk, August 1980. The birth of the SOLIDARITY trades union a massive social movement

    Republic of Moldova

    N/A

    Romania

    N/A

    Russian Federation

    Tolstoys Personal Library and Manuscripts, Photo and Film Collection

    Newspaper collections

    The Sobornoye Ulozheniye of 1649

    The Historical Collections (1889-1955) of St. Petersburg Phonogram Archives

    Khitrovo Gospel

    Slavonic publications in Cyrillic script of the 15th century

    Archangel Gospel of 1092

    The Laurentian Chronicle 1377

    Ostromir Gospel (10561057)

    Maps of the Russian Empire and its collection of the 18th century

    Album of Indian and Persian Miniatures from the 16th through the 18th Century and Specimens of Persian Calligraphy

    Radzwills Archives and Niasvizh (Nieśwież) Library Collection

    Russian posters of the end of the 19th and early 20th centuries

    Codex Suprasliensis Mineia četia, Mart (The Supraśl Codex Menology, March)

    Serbia

    Miroslav Gospel Manuscript from 1180

    Telegram of Austria-Hungary`s declaration of war on Serbia on 28th July 1914

    Nikola Teslas Archive

    Slovakia

    Basagic Collection of Islamic Manuscripts

    Illuminated Codices from the Library of the Bratislava Chapter House

    Mining maps and plans of the Main Chamber - Count Office in Banská Štiavnica

    Slovenia

    Codex Suprasliensis Mineia četia, Mart (The Supraśl Codex Menology, March)

    Tajikistan

    The manuscript of Ubayd Zakoni's "Kulliyat" and Hafez Sherozi's "Gazalliyt" (XIV century)

    Ukraine

    Documentary Heritage Related to accident at Chernobyl

    Collection of Jewish Musical Folklore (1912-1947)

    Radzwills Archives and Niasvizh (Nieśwież) Library Collection

    The Act of the Union of Lublin document

    Uzbekistan

    The Collection of the Al-Biruni Institute of Oriental Studies

    Archives of the Chancellery of Khiva Khans

    Holy Koran Mushaf of Othman

    Audiovisual archives tell us stories about peoples lives and cultures from all over the world. They represent a priceless heritage which is an affirmation of our collective memory and a valuable source of knowledge since they reflect the cultural, social and linguistic diversity of our communities. They help us grow and comprehend the world we all share. Conserving this heritage and ensuring it remains accessible to the public and future generations is a vital goal for all memory institutions as well as the public at large.The UNESCO Archives has launched the project "Digitizing our shared UNESCO history"with this very goal in mind.

    The World Day for Audiovisual Heritage (WDAH) is a commemoration of the adoption, in 1980 by the 21st General Conference, of the Recommendation for the Safeguarding and Preservation of Moving Images. The World Day provides an occasion to raise general awareness of the need to take urgent measures and to acknowledge the importance of audiovisual documents.

    In this way, the World Day also serves as an opportunity for UNESCOs Member States to evaluate their performance with respect to implementing the 2015 Recommendation Concerning the Preservation of, and Access to, Documentary Heritage, Including in Digital Form.

    WDAH'S CELEBRATIONS IN 2022

    The2022 World Day for Audiovisual Heritagewill be celebrated in conjunction with the30th anniversary of the Memory of the World Programme.The celebration will take place from 27 October to 5 November 2022, under the themeEnlisting documentary heritage to promote inclusive, just and peaceful societies.Taking its cue from the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development, documentary heritage, as an information resource, lends itself both to the public access to information component ofTarget of 16.10ofSDG 16and its fundamental freedoms component. With respect to the theme of the celebration, while the question of ensuring universal access to documentary heritage remains a foundational concern, there is a strong focus on how documentary heritage can be used to promote inclusive, just and peaceful societies.

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