UNESCO Chair on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management
International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2010
5th Cycle: 13-26 September 2010
The Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto, Japan is organizing the 5th International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage from 13 to 26 September 2010 (application deadline: 30 April 2010). This training course aims at promoting the development of collaborations and network building among scholars and professionals in cultural heritage protection. During the course, participants will prepare a disaster management plan for a cultural heritage site by taking into consideration the nature of that heritage and the disaster management context of the respective country.
The earthquake that occurred in Haiti on 12 January 2010 has once again shown that cultural heritage is highly vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquake and fire. In the light of this fact, this year's training course will focus on emergency response to and long-term recovery of wooden and composite cultural heritage from damage by earthquake and fire.
For more detailed information and application forms for the course, please visit:
The application forms should be sent DIRECTLY and ONLY to firstname.lastname@example.org on or before 30 April 2010.
CONTACT PERSONS: Dr. Kanefusa MASUDA / Ms. Myungsun YI,