Mozambique: Preservation training for Mozambique Historical Archives

This is a ‘train the trainers’ project on preventive methods for the preservation and conservation of records of State Central Departments and Government Agencies.


 The Mozambique Historical Archives collects records of enduring historical value from State Central Departments and government agencies. This project aims to provide on job training of trainers not only for the Mozambique Historical Archives staff but also those who dealing with records at their earlier stages within the public sector. The project will employ a consultant from Portugal who will be working with a records assistant from the Mozambique Historical Archives. There will be nine participants in total, including two participants from Angola. The project will last for nine months.

Progress so far:
Maria Conceição Casanova, a specialist in Preservation and Conservation, facilitated the workshop which took place between the 18 and 22 August 2014. There were thirteen participants in all, nine from Mozambique and four from Angola. Specialist equipment has been acquired which will ensure best practice on preservation and conservation of the records of the Mozambique Historical Archives. The project has also consolidated cultural cooperation between the Mozambique Historical Archives and the Angolan Government through the Angolan National Archives for future joint initiatives and has established links with the Arquiva Histórico Ultramarino and the Institute of Scientific Tropical Research of Portugal.