Every year, thousands of visitors make their way through the Visitor’s Center on the east side of the World Bank’s Main Complex building at 1818 H Street in Washington DC. Some have regular business with the Bank and have passed through many times. Others, attending a meeting or conference or perhaps conducting research at the World Bank Group Archives, are venturing through our doors for the first time.
The exhibit also includes the broadcast of a 15-minute video produced by the Archives in cooperation with the Development Economics Vice Presidency. The video, entitled World Bank Group History: Exploring the Archives, surveys the course of the WBG’s history and introduces the visitor to the Archives and the various types of records that can be found in our holdings.
By sharing who and what the WBG is and how it has evolved over time, the Archives is reflecting a development community that values openness, inclusion, and collaboration. So next time you are entering the Bank as a visitor, or you are a staff member waiting to meet a guest, take a moment to view our work and learn more about the Bank’s history – and visit our website or view our Open Archives brochure for more information about the Archives’ services and resources!