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UNESCO collection

The UNESCO Memory of the World Programme was launched in 1992 with the aim to identify documentary heritage of importance for the world history, i.e. documents that have been written, drawn, engraved or otherwise fixed on a medium to reflect the history of the world. Since such documents represent a fragile and disappearing part of the memory of the world, the Programme ensures that they are preserved and protected, and facilitates their accessibility and study.

The Latvian National Register of the Programme was established in 2009 with the aim of identifying the documentary heritage important to the history of Latvia, promoting its preservation, accessibility, research and recognition.

In November 2009, the collection of Eduards Kraucs’ glass plate photo negatives titled “The Process of the Ķegums Hydropower Plant Construction 1936–1940”, archived by the Museum of Energy of Latvenergo Group, was included in the Latvian National Register of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme.

The collection consists of 1,736 glass plate photo negatives, which document the construction of the Ķegums Hydropower Plant. The collection represents the only photographic documentation project of this scale, depicting a construction site in Europe.

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The collection of Eduards Kraucs’ glass plate photo negatives titled “The Process of the Ķegums Hydropower Plant Construction 1936–1940”, which was included in the Latvian National Register of the UNESCO Memory of the World Programme in 2009, is available in the World Digital Library, promoting recognition of Latvia and Latvenergo Group in the global cultural space.

Read more about the selected collection items in the World Digital Library

Other sources:
www.atmina.unesco.lv
www.unesco.lv
www.wdl.org

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