In this webcast, "Kanan Makiya, the Iraqi born President of the Iraq Memory Foundation, who is in charge of preserving these documents in Baghdad, discusses the role and significance of memory. The Mayor of Baghdad talked about the importance in the life of Iraqis of the 'The Museum of Remembrance' that will house those documents, while Dianne van der Reyden, the Library's Director for Preservation, made a presentation on different threats to those documents and ways to preserve them for future generations. The symposium focused on the importance and the preservation of millions of documents from the Baathist archives of Iraq uncovered after the war in 2003. The keynote speaker was the Honorable `Ala' al-Tamimi, the Mayor of Baghdad. There was a slide presentation shown at the symposium which displayed photographs and art works made by Iraqis depicting the scourge of war."
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