The Executive Board of UNESCO has endorsed the inclusion of archival collections from the Dubrovnik Republic in the ‘Memory of the World Register,’ with the final decision set to be announced at the General Assembly in November 2023.
According to the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia, the archival collections from the Dubrovnik Republic are preserved in the State Archives in Dubrovnik. Serving as a rich historical resource, they enable detailed research into Dubrovnik’s past, the lifestyle of its inhabitants, and provide valuable information about the state and legal structure of Dubrovnik.
It is worth noting that the Dubrovnik Republic had consulates and other diplomatic representations at the courts of European and world rulers, and numerous traces of these contacts testify to their intensive relationships.
“The continuity, volume, age, and value of the preserved archival material make the collections from the Dubrovnik Republic among the richest in this part of Europe, which has been recognized by UNESCO,” emphasized the Ministry of Culture and Media of the Republic of Croatia.