A culture of conservation of our historical memory must be created, not only taking action, but also training entities to sustain this work, emphasized the President of the Republic, Miguel Díaz-Canel Bermúdez, in his comments, Wednesday, in the Education, Culture, Science, Technology and Environment Committee, where the program underway to detain the deterioration of the nation’s documentary patrimony was discussed.
The President noted the significant damage suffered by part of the nation’s historical collection archived in different formats, such as sound, film and photography. This is an unresolved issue, he said, because we often lack infrastructure and specialized personnel, making it almost impossible to recover documents in poor condition.
Díaz-Canel also referred to digitization being carried out and mentioned some institutions that, given the value of their collections and their specialization, are playing a leading role in conservation.
The Council of State’s Office of Historical Affairs, the Music Museum, the Office of Documentary Heritage, among others, he noted, have been entrusted with the important task of working with Fidel and Che’s documentary archives, among those of other figures.