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UNESCO – Memory of the World

What do the Magna Carta, Beethoven’s Symphony No 9, Anne Frank’s Diary, Treaty of Waitangi and the Waipu Museum Scottish Migration collection have in common? They are each inscribed on the UNESCO Memory of the World register!

On 8th November 2016 at a ceremony at Nga Taonga Sound and Vision in Wellington, representatives from the Waipu Museum including 2 descendants, received the UNESCO Memory of the World Certificate of Inscription for the Waipu Scottish migration collection.

Dame Fiona Kidman read a moving tribute to the descendants of the Waipu settlers who developed the House of Memories, collecting and preserving this unique archive of a significant migration history, which interprets an aspect of the Scottish diaspora story.

Dame Fiona’s tribute is available to read via this link below…

>>UNESCO-Fiona Kidman Tribute<<

The Waipu Museum was also congratulated for being the first organisation external to a national agency to receive an Inscription, quite an accolade for a small independent museum.

Access to the Waipu Museum’s nomination and Inscription on the UNESCO Memory of the World Register is available at https://unescomow.nz/inscription/scottish-migration-collection