I have been informed that the construction of the new Palau National Archives building has been completed and a ribbon-cutting ceremony has recently taken place. In fact, I was so excited to hear this news that I forgot to ask the exact date that the ceremony took place. Nonetheless, I have heard that the power lines were connected before the ribbon cutting ceremony, and as soon as the telephone lines are installed, the staff will be moving into the building.
The building has been desperately needed to safeguard their unique and growing collection. Plans to build a new archives building has been in the works for well over a decade. And now here it is! A glorious day for the Republic of Palau.
The Archives Director, Naomi Ngirakamerang, has graciously given me permission to share some photographs of the opening ceremony as she has been very busy with formal obligations to pass the word of this momentous occasion.
Hopefully within the near future we will get more information regarding the new building and pictures of the interior. Can’t wait!