From 1 to 6 June, Seoul was THE place to be for records and archives professionals, but also for the general public.
The 2010 International Archival Culture Exhibition 2010 (organized by the National Archives of Korea) was inaugurated on June 1st COEX, Seoul, Korea.
An impressive audience comprising high level personalities from the Korean government, Mr Park, President of the national Archives of Korea (NAK), and a number of foreign delegations attended the inauguration of the exhibition, and the following conference perfectly organized by the team of NAK. An important moment was a video message of UN secretary General Ban Ki-moon, enhancing the role of records and archives, which was highly appreciated by the professionals who attended the ceremony.
IACE 2010 aims to be a comprehensive archival culture exhibition with more than one-thousand exhibits of records at home and abroad including the originals of the Tripitaka Koreana, the French Declaration of Human rights, which was the model for the Universal Declaration, and the Gutenberg Bible. It is the world's first and greatest exhibition in this kind. A special focus is put in the exhibition on the UNESCO programme Memory of the World to which Korea has significantly contributed with 7 documents registered.
"IACE 2010 made great success. I heard that more than 60,000 people came to the exhibition in 6 days. I was moved because so many families and children actually enjoyed the exhibition. In our country, main customers of an archival exhibition are senior generation over 60's, and if young people happen to enter the exhibition, they would just look around and go out in a few minutes", says Yumiko Ohara, from the Japanese delegation.
You will have a flavor of the exhibition by having a look at the photos gallery!