Columbus Memorial Library presents inaugurates the photographic exhibition «An Album of Rights»

Columbus Memorial Library presents inaugurates the photographic exhibition «An Album of Rights»


In commemoration of the 90th Anniversary of the Inter-American Children’s Institute, and in the framework of the presentation of the IIN Management Report to the Permanent Council of the OAS, the Columbus Library* presents the photographic exhibition «The Album of the Rights».


This sample is the result of the call that was made in 2017 and that attracted the attention of more than 600 children and adolescents of the OAS Member States, and which required the evaluation of a committee composed of distinguished personalities linked to institutions of childhood, arts and human rights.


The digital project «The Album of Rights», in which children and adolescents express their vision on the effective exercise of their rights through photography, is materialized and transferred to the Simon Bolivar Room of the Main Building of the OAS, a space that allows reflection, sharing and visibility of the potential that children and adolescents have to know and exercise their rights through participation.


The exhibition will be open to the public on May 8.


*This library houses the world’s most complete collection of unique photographs, maps, commemorative stamps, archives, and records documenting the history of the Organization of American States and its predecessor agencies from 1889 to the present. The extensive collection of books and periodicals date back to 1535. The library holds one of the richest repositories for material on the Inter-American system in the world. 
Today the Columbus Memorial Library is responsible for the Archives and Records Management Program of the OAS General Secretariat, and for preserving and indexing the OAS official documents, as well as carrying out the functions of a traditional library.
The Columbus Memorial Library serves the staff of the OAS General Secretariat, Permanent Missions and Permanent ObserverMissions to the OAS, Embassies and researchers throughout this hemisphere and the world.