Tag Archives: National Library of Myanmar

Myanmar: new national library set for grand opening in April 2020

(17 Dec 2019) From The Myanmar Times: The National Library will open in a newly renovated historic building in downtown Yangon in April 2020 to promote learning for the good of the country, a library official said. “The renovation of this historic building for the National Library is complete,” said Daw Yee Yee Htwe, director […]


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Connecting Myanmar libraries to global academia

(23 June 2017) Roxanne Missingham writes that connections to the world through university libraries are an important feature of the rebirth of higher education. Libraries in Myanmar institutions have, together with the National Library, collected the memory of the nation, curated through many collections of palm leaf manuscripts and rare historic texts. The University libraries […]


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Historic materials donated to National Library

(12 January 2017) Five antique recordings of the national anthem and a hand-drawn map of Southeast Asia dating back nearly 250 years have been donated to the Myanmar National Library in Nay Pyi Taw. The donation came from the Youth Force Group of Companies, which has already donated hundreds of historical artefacts to the museum. […]


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National Library to be relocated to commercial hub of Yangon City

(28 July 2016) The National Library is moving from distant Yankin township to Pabedan township, a convenient environment in the commercial hub of Yangon City. The National Library has a large collection of books, periodicals, manuscripts and other rare books, holding 172,556 books, 435,580 periodicals, 12,323 palm-leaf manuscripts, 345 hand-written letters, 25,468 rare books and […]


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