Cooperation with Macau in the area of Archives-International Memory of the World Register

Where
Portugal
When
2016
Who
Directorate-General for Books, Archives and Libraries-Portugal
Cultural Fund of the Government of the Special Administrative Region of Macao
Key objectives of the measure:

Encourage mutual exchange of professionals in the area of Archives, encourage cooperation for experts' training  in the areas of archives description, conservation, restoration and digitization, as well as promote the exchange of information and periodical publications about technologies used in archive systems, in the areas of current archives and electronic archives.

Other important objective of this cooperation, consolidated in the signature of a Memorandum of Understanding, was the promotion of a common application of the collection "Official Records of Macao During the Qing Dynasty (1693-1886)" to the UNESCO's International Memory of the World Register, which was carried out in May 2016.

 

Scope of the measure:
International
Nature of the measure:
institutional
Main feature of the measure:

Participation of archive professionals in conferences os scientific nature, seminars, meetings and workshops which subject is of common interest to both countries;

Collaboration in activities organized in the framework of regional or internacional organizations in the area of archives;

Mutual promotion of exhibitions about heritage, historical and cultural ties, existing in the archives of both countries, on a non-profit basis; 

Exchange of information, studies and periodical publications concerning archives;

Exchange of fac-similes of documents guarded by both countries and related to the historical relationship developed between Portugal and the Special Administrative Region of Macau:

Mutual promotion of activities in the areas of archives conservation, restoration, digitazition and description;

Promotion of a common application of the collection "Official Records of Macao During the Qing Dynasty (1693-1886)" to the UNESCO's International Memory of the World Register, which was carried out in May 2016.

Results expected through the implementation of the measure:

Presentation of a common application of the collection "Official Records of Macao During the Qing Dynasty (1693-1886)" to the UNESCO's International Memory of the World Register, which was carried out in May 2016.

At the same time, the Portuguese National Archives Torre do Tombo should develop some agreed work to the Cultural Fund of the Government of Macau, regarding conservation and digitization of the collection:

- minimal intervention for conservation and restoration in 549 documents in chinese

- interventaion for preservation and restoration in about 500 documents in portuguese

- description, digitazation and final report of the work

Financial resources allocated to implement the measure:

The Cultural Fund of the Government of the Special Administrative Region of Macao will pay to Torre do Tombo the global ammount of 490.000 patacas (Macao's currency)

Goal(s) of UNESCO's 2005 Convention
Cultural Domain(s)
Multi-domain