Memory of the World Nominations now open

UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme seeks to encourage the preservation of, access to and awareness of the world’s documentary heritage. An important part of the Programme is its Registers, which recognise documentary heritage of outstanding significance.

Nominations are now being invited for inscriptions to the UK Register in 2016. Any organisation or individual may make a submission for any form of documentary heritage for which they are responsible. The key criteria is that the heritage is of outstanding significance to the UK.

Applications should be made by submitting the official application form (found at along with specified supporting documentation. The closing date for applications is Friday 29 January 2016.