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Looking Ahead: Outcomes of the 8th Session of the Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions

The Conference of Parties to the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005 Convention) held their biannual meeting last week. IFLA attended as an observer, underlining the importance of showing culture's contribution to development, and promoting equitable access for all.

7 June 2021 | Cultural heritage, Cultural Diversity, UNESCO

IFLA Statement on University of Cape Town Library Fire

It was with a heavy heart that IFLA heard the news of the fire that has damaged the Jagger Library at the University of Cape Town, along with other areas of the University and city, this past Sunday.

20 April 2021 | Cultural heritage, Disaster relief, South Africa

PAC Kazakhstan Facilitates International Knowledge Exchange and Professional Development

PAC Kazakhstan facilitates meetings of libraries across Central Asia to exchange knowledge in restoration and conservation of the region's documentary heritage.

2 March 2021 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, International cooperation, Preservation, Kazakhstan

PAC Centre at Qatar National Library Helps Fight against Theft and Trafficking of Documentary Heritage

The “What is Antiquities Trafficking?” webinar, presented as part of the Himaya Project Lecture Series, examined the trafficking of documentary cultural heritage in the MENA region.

18 February 2021 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Capacity building, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Preservation, Qatar

”Conservation and Restoration of Manuscript and Printed Heritage” International Roundtable Discussion

Researchers and heads of libraries from Armenia, Kyrgyzstan, Moldova, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan joined PAC Centres Russia and Kazakhstan for an online international roundtable discussion.

12 October 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Preservation

IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres Facilitate Training, Collaboration, and Awareness-Raising Despite the Global Pandemic

IFLA’s PAC Centres continue their mission: putting a spotlight on preservation and conservation, bringing professionals together across borders, and enabling trainings and collaboration opportunities – all by digital means.

8 July 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Capacity building, Conservation, Cultural heritage, Preservation

International Online Meeting: “Familiarisation with the activities of the PAC Centres in Kazakhstan and Russia”

The IFLA Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Centres in Kazakhstan and Russia hosted an online event to exchange experience and share updates on their activities.

29 June 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Networking, Preservation, Rare books and manuscripts

National Library of Chile celebrates Día del Patrimonio Cultural at Home

Cultural and memory institutions across Chile, including multiple libraries, celebrated "Día del Patrimonio Cultural en Casa" (National Cultural Heritage Day at Home) with opportunities to engage with collections online.

10 June 2020 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Conservation, Cultural heritage, Digitisation, Preservation, Chile

UNESCO Calls for Continued Support for Preservation and Access to Documentary Heritage in Response to COVID-19

UNESCO’s statement, "Turning the threat of COVID-19 into an opportunity for greater support to documentary heritage", co-signed by IFLA, stresses the importance of continued support for preservation and access to documentary heritage.

6 April 2020 | Access to information, Access to knowledge, Audiovisual and multimedia resources, Conservation, Cooperation, Copyright exceptions and limitations, Cultural heritage, Data management, Digital libraries, Digital preservation, Library and information profession, Library collections, Library services, Policy, Preservation

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