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Tuesday, 30th November 2010

THE DIRECTOR of the National Archives of Zimbabwe, Ivan Murambiwa, has paid a visit to Lancashire's Record Office earlier today (November 30).

During his visit to Lancashire Record Office, Mr Murambiwa was given a guided tour around the historic documents which chronicle the county's history from approximately 1115 to the present day.

As well as visiting Lancashire Record office, he has participated in a conference in Glasgow and will take part in a seminar at the Liverpool University Centre of Archive Studies:

"I very much enjoyed my visit to the Lancashire Record Office", said Mr Murambiwa.

"The office has just celebrated its 70th anniversary and I was fascinated by the diverse range of archive material both of cultural and academic importance they have accumulated in that time.

"While I was there, I picked up a couple of ideas on the management of records that we might think about adopting in Zimbabwe."

County Councillor David Smith, lead member for cultural services added:

"I was delighted to host a visit by Mr Murambiwa. As well as being the director of Zimbabwe's national archives, he is a world-renowned expert in cultural heritage.

"We're very proud here in Lancashire of the Record office. We make a wide range of records on buildings, communities and families freely available to the public.

"Showing Mr Murambiwa around the Record office was a pleasure. I was particularly interested to hear how we compare with his service in Zimbabwe."

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