The New Zealand Memory of the World Programme is one of over 60 Memory of the World programmes worldwide. It was established in 2010 by the New Zealand National Commission for UNESCO. The New Zealand Committee’s members have a broad knowledge of New Zealand’s heritage institutions and communities.
UNESCO recognition draws attention to the significance of documentary heritage and the institutions that are its custodians. Inscription on the register raises awareness of the custodian’s institutions and promotes the importance of caring for our documentary heritage.
Three new inscriptions from four institutions were added to the Register in 2022
This is New Zealand: Archives New Zealand
Clendon Papers: Auckland Libraries and Heritage New Zealand Pouhere Taonga
The letters of Meri Hōhepa Suzanne Aubert: Sisters of Compassion
More information about Aotearoa New Zealand Memory of the World Trust and the new inscriptions can be found here.