An international conference to boost the country’s image in the field of documentary heritage, part of UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme, was held in Da Lat city in the Central Highlands province of Lam Dong on November 11.

The event, organised by the State Archives and Records Department under the Ministry of Home Affairs, drew the participation of over 100 representatives from heritage management organisations from all over the country and international lecturers specialised in UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme.

The conference provided an opportunity for participants to interact with each other and access general information on UNESCO’s Memory of the World Programme, as well as learn how to preserve and enhance the value of documentary heritage to promote Vietnam’s image.

According to Dr Vu Thi Minh Huong, Director of the department, the managing agencies have implemented a number of campaigns to promote the country’s values of documentary heritage, including the doctoral steles in the Temple of Literature, and the woodblocks of the Nguyen dynasty, which were both recognised by UNESCO as documentary heritages.

She added that the department proposed including documentary heritage in the curriculum so students learn to respect the country’s culture.-VNA