To write an informed history we need to preserve the records of the past.
The issue of caring for valuable documentary heritage is key to the mission of the UNESCO Memory of the World programme and the aim of creating a collective historic memory. Join Prue McKay, National Archives of Australia, as she delves into some of the intricate and challenging aspects of paper conservation, in particular the important work the Archives is undertaking on iron gall ink.
Kim Morris, Director and Senior Conservator of Art & Archival, will also provide an insight into recent developments in conservation techniques and guiding principles.
Discover the rich documentary heritage held in Canberra’s premier cultural institutions and the contribution made to the UNESCO Australian Memory of the World Register by Canberra's librarians, archivists, curators and conservators.
The significance of items included on the UNESCO Memory of the World Australian Register list gives us insight into our history and heritage.
Access to collections is crucial for communities and researchers to ensure historical evidence is preserved and available to deepen our understanding of our past.