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Every year the Marc de Montalembert Foundation offers a grant of 7,000 Euros to enable the implementation of projects furthering the knowledge and understanding of Mediterrean cultures.To apply for the 2007 Marc de Montalembert grant candidates should send a project outline along with a request for an application form to:Fondation Marc de Montalembert,Fondation de France40, Avenue Hoche Paris ...
Following the decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session in Vilnius July 2006, a follow-up meeting on National level in Sweden, was held 15 December 2006. The meeting was organised by the National Heritage Board of Sweden. Participants to the meeting were Managers on local level together with those on Regional level (County Administrations, representing the ...
This technical meeting is the fifth gathering of international experts and Afghan officials to report on the recent on-site works implemented in the Cultural Landscape and the Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley, in particular those under UNESCO's post-conflict emergency conservation project for the site.  The experts, together with the officials, will also discuss and identify ...
South East European Focal Point Meeting
10-Dec-2006 - 11-Dec-2006
World Heritage of Southeast Europe: Co-operation in the management of cultural sites and lanscapes. A follow-up to the Periodic Reporting Exercise for Europe. Evaluation of the results of the Periodic Reporting Exercise for the countries of the Southeast Europe regional group: Strengths and weaknesses, suggestions for the future. This meeting aimed at the exchange of views and ideas between ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre (WHC), the World Conservation Union (IUCN) and UNESCO Office in Hanoi, are jointly organizing a High-Level Consultation Workshop on the conservation of Phong Nha Ke Bang National Park (Vietnam) and Hin Namon National Conservation Area (Lao PDR) from 7 to 11 December 2006 at Hanoi and Quang Binh Province of Vietnam. With financial support from the Netherlands ...
Theme I "Importance and competitiveness of new development"Theme II "Preservation and continuity of urban landscape"Theme III "Community involvement in city planning process"
The meeting - organized with and fully sponsored by Canadian national authorities - was attended by 90 site managers, representatives of Parks Canada and advisory bodies IUCN, ICOMOS, ICCROM as well as a US delegation of cultural and natural heritage experts. During the two day meeting the debate tackled several themes relevant to the daily management of world heritage properties such as: ...
The goal of the Conference is the exchange of experience on internal and external evaluation instruments for the management of Cultural Heritage open to the public (such as monuments, museums, libraries, archives, archaeological sites, etc.) developed in different countries on the basis of defined criteria. Contributions will be requested directly from participants and through a call for ...
An international conference focusing on the study and conservation of archaeological and ancient landscapes through integrated technologies and virtual reality.Topics include: Remote sensing, archaeology, landscape, environment, ecosystem, image processing, virtual reality, 3D visualization, conservation, geophysics, photogrammetry, open source and Web-GIS as applied to archaeological ...
The Euromed Heritage Journalistic Award is an international press competition dealing with the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage. The competition, organized by the European Commission, via the Regional Management and Support Unit (RMSU) of the Euromed Heritage Programme, is open to journalists from EU and Mediterranean partners. It is organized in collaboration with UNESCO, the ...
This conference will take up the current problems in the preservation of national monuments facing UNESCO World Heritage sites in Germany, focusing on preventive conservation.Preventive conservation is more complicated in the domain of conservation of national monuments than in the case of museums. The conservation of national monuments not only investigates and deals with the sources of ...
The World Heritage Committee decided at its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006) to suspend for two years the commencement of the next cycle of Periodic Reporting in order to ensure that necessary time is allocated to study and reflect on the first cycle and develop strategic direction, clear objectives and benchmarks for the next cycle (Decision 30 COM 11.G paragraph 5). Following the meetings held ...
Provisonal agenda Background document Decision 30 COM 11G
At its 30th session (Vilnius, 2006), and within the framework of the Reflection Year on the Periodic Reporting exercise, the World Heritage Committee decided to establish a working group on the simplification of the Periodic Reporting questionnaire and the setting up of indicators (Decision 30 COM 11G). The World Heritage Centre is organizing the first meeting of this Working group on 6-7 ...
Nominations for the prize have to be at UNESCO by 1 November 2006.
7th International Conference on Easter Island and the Pacific in Visby, SwedenAugust 20-25, 2007Call for papers deadline: May 1, 2007Heritage and World Heritage is an international field where interests in politics, commerce, indigenous community relations, scientific research, representations of the past and creative performance are joined. The World Heritage programme focuses international ...
The island of Cyprus and the organizing committee are pleased to announce a joint conference to be held in Cyprus from the 30th of October to the 4th of November, 2006 focused on building regional capacity in Cultural Heritage: "The e-volution of Information Technology in Cultural Heritage. Where Hi-Tech Touches the Past: Risks and Challenges for the 21st Century". Researchers who ...
Denkmal is the largest European event for monument maintenance and restoration, and urban renewal. It is the only salon to approach these themes in a complete and complex manner. Denkmal unites an in-depth exhibition with an extensive international professional programme (conferences, meetings, seminars, workshops, information points, excursions and special presentations) and has become an ...
West European Focal Points Meeting
23-Oct-2006 - 24-Oct-2006
This meeting aimed to favour the exchange of viewpoints and ideas among the focal points of Western European countries about the follow-up of the periodic reporting and the decisions adopted by the 30th World Heritage Committee in Vilnius. Moreover, the meeting allowed to share different experiences in relation to the follow-up of the world Heritage Convention in each country. Italy, Spain, ...
First International Training Programme for Risk Management starts this autumn in Kyoto, under the leadership of Dr. Kanefusa Masuda, ICOMOS Member, Professor at Ritsumeikan University, Japan  An International Training Course on Risk Management of Cultural Heritage will be held (22 October - 3 November 2006) in Kyoto, Japan, under the coordination of the Research Center for Disaster Mitigation ...
Interactive Technologies & Sociotechnical Systems:New Developments and Solutions for Cultural Heritage, Healthcare, Gaming, Robotics and the ArtsThe 12th VSMM conference is hosted this year in the magnificent cultural city of Xi’an, China, known for the Terra Cotta Warriors and Horses, which are praised as "the eighth major wonder of the world”.This is the first time that VSMM is ...
York Spaces is the first of two seminars organised by the ICOMOS-UK Cultural Tourism Committee exploring links between the tangible and intangible heritage in terms of the association of people to the spaces and places they experience as visitors. The part played by cultural expression and community participation in creating meaning and memories for cultural tourists is investigated.The York ...
Interpretation Standards at World Heritage Sites: Is There a Need for Assessment Criteria for On-Site Interpretation Programmes and Emerging Interpretive Technologies?Registration required -- see belowA One-Day Roundtable DiscussionOrganized by the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Interpretation and Presentation (ICIP)at the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Paris27 September 2006In ...
The aim of the conference is to provide a platform to explore sustainable strategies for the conservation of historic timber structures in an era where the mismanagement of forest resources, the increasing cost of traditional constructional materials and the loss of traditional craft skills necessitates a radical rethinking of the means by which wooden heritage can be protected and sustained. ...
[in French only] Les monuments sont bien vivants. Berceaux de la création, lieux de représentation, scènes et lieux de spectacles, les monuments sont indissociables, quelles que soient les époques, de la création artistique et de sa diffusion. Le thème choisi pour l'édition 2006 des Journées européennes du Patrimoine : « Faisons vivre notre patrimoine », illustrera ce dynamisme de la vie ...
Documentation for Conservation and Development: New Heritage Strategies for the Future Note: DEADLINE for submission of Abstracts is 31 January 2006The theme of the 11th International Seminar of Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage is both ambitious and crucial to the future of heritage conservation as well as to the development of communities, cities and civil society at ...
CALL FOR ENTRIES 2006Closing date for applications:Category 2: 1 September 2006Categories 1 & 3: 15 September 2006Outstanding heritage achievements will be awarded six monetary "Prizes" of € 10,000 each, in addition to "Medals" and "Diplomas in the following categories:1. Conservation of: A) Architectural heritageB) Landscapes C) Works of art D) Archaeological ...
A special session organised in the International Disaster Reduction Conference by the World Heritage Centre and ICCROM. The purposes of the special session were to promote the integration of the traditional knowledge systems into risk management strategies and to integrate concerns for cultural heritage into broader national and regional risk management plans.
Special Session on "Integrating traditional knowledge systems and concern for cultural and natural heritage into risk management strategies" on the occasion of the International Conference on Disaster Reduction (ICDR)As a follow-up to the World Conference on Disaster Reduction (Kobe, January 2005) which acknowledged the importance of the protection of 'culturally important lands ...
Transforming Economies and Civilizations: The Role of Technology While open to all proposals, the program committee suggests the following themes to contributors:Energy, water, sanitary, and other utility systemsE-communication and media technologies, including cultural and social issuesTransportation and its role in trans-local and "global" economies, cultural exchange, and ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre has been working together with the Government of China on a methodological approach for the preparation of a nomination for the cultural properties along the Silk Road to the World Heritage List. Although the network passed through China, Central/Western and South Asia and beyond, China is the only country that has placed its Silk Road section on the national ...
Lunchtime meeting during 30th session of the World Heritage Committee Agenda Introduction and Background: Presentation by Ms Mechtild Rössler, World Heritage Centre Nordic and Baltic European Region:Presentation by Ms Kris Endresen, Nordic World Heritage Foundation Western European Region: Presentation by Mr Christopher Young, Rapporteur of Working Group Mediterranean ...
By the Decision 29 COM 20, adopted by the World Heritage Committee at its 29th ordinary session (Durban, 2005), the 30th ordinary session of the World Heritage Committee will take place from 8 to 16 July 2006, in Vilnius, Lithuania. The current members of the World Heritage Committee are as follows: Benin, Canada, Chile, Cuba, India, Israel, Japan, Kenya, Kuwait, Lithuania, Madagascar, ...
The heritage of mankind is a product of human knowledge, human ingenuity and technical developments and can only be protected by further interaction of those forces - this is the main point to highlight in the symposium. Education, management training and participation of different target groups for a sustainable use of local, regional and international heritage should thus be discussed and ...
A follow-up to the International Conference on Cultural Heritage Management and Urban Development, which was held in Beijing (China) in July 2000, this 2nd international conference will be aimed at increasing institutional understanding of tools for managing and developing cultural heritage.Through plenary and working group sessions (cultural management, tourism and heritage financing) the ...
The aim of the conference is the consolidation and impact assessment of results achieved in EU research projects related to movable ad immovable cultural heritage. There will be a special focus on exploitation and spin-offs of cultural heritage research results and testing of the acceptability of new sustainability approaches and new technologies by the user community, SMEs, and owners, ...
The Regional Management Support Unit (RMSU) of the Euromed Heritage Programme is pleased to announce two new training sessions on "Project Design and EU Financial Resources", which will take place in Brussels (in French) from 29 May to 1st June 2006, and Venice (in English) from 5 to 8 July 2006. Each course includes 25 participants, selected among Euromed Heritage partners and new ...
In 2006 the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation will celebrate its 30 th anniversary… After 30 years of multidisciplinary education, it is time to reflect on the past and the future of conservation philosophies and practices as they are conceived of in the Lemaire Centre’s program, through assessing what has been formulated, taught and disseminated by the RLICC and realized ...
China has 31 World Heritage sites inscribed on the World Heritage List, and the volume of mass tourism in China has been a major challenge for site management.  This workshop will be the first of a series of training activities for tourism management in China. It will provide a broad overview of sustainable tourism issues and techniques, and will identify management needs and an action plan ...
7th Annual Cambridge Heritage Seminar, 13th May 2006 Call for papersThe Cambridge Heritage Seminars bring together researchers, policy makers and practitioners to explore some of the more pressing issues concerning cultural heritage today. This year's seminar explores how the concept of cultural heritage has evolved in recent years. In particular, we aim to discuss the interconnectedness ...
The International Ranger Federation (IRF) and IUCN's World Commission on Protected Areas (WCPA) call for nominations for the prestigious Young Conservationist Award.The award aims to recognize and raise awareness of the outstanding contributions made to the management of protected areas, and leadership shown, by young conservationists. It also seeks to encourage young professionals and ...
The representatives of 18 Caribbean States Parties will meet in Barbados to participate in a sub-regional conference on "Outstanding Universal Value, Authenticity & Integrity in a Caribbean Context". The concept of ‘outstanding universal value' is at the heart of the World Heritage Convention. The need to enhance understanding of this concept and explore ways in which it is ...
The World Heritage Centre organized a thematic "First Expert Meeting on Rock Art in the Caribbean and the UNESCO World Heritage List, for a possible serial trans-national nomination to World Heritage status of Amerindian Rock Art" in Basse Terre, Guadeloupe (3-6 May 2006). This meeting followed the thematic "International Seminar to identify archaeological sites in the ...
Within the framework of a technical cooperation between India and Israel, a workshop on the management of World Heritage sites and Jewish heritage in India was held from 1 to 3 May 2006 in Cochin, India, organized by the Archaeological Survey of India in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre under an earmarked contribution by the Government of Israel to the World Heritage Fund. The ...
World Heritage of Portuguese Origin
27-Apr-2006 - 29-Apr-2006
The 1st International Meeting on World Heritage of Portuguese Origin will be held in Coimbra, Portugal, from April 27th to 29th, 2006. The meeting is convened by the University of Coimbra, the Portuguese Institute for Architectural Heritage, and the Portuguese Commission for UNESCO, following a proposal made by the Portuguese National Committee for ICOMOS and supported by UNESCO's World ...
Capacity building of cultural and natural heritage professionals from Niue, Samoa and Tonga with regard to the preparation of Tentative Lists and World Heritage nominations. Within the framework of the Action Plan for the implementation of the World Heritage - Pacific 2009 Programme, and with financial support from the Spanish Funds-in-Trust and Nordic World Heritage Foundation, a training ...
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"Treasures of Coiba" Photo Exhibition
20-Apr-2006 - 20-May-2006
The Fundación Albatros Media is presenting an exhibition of 40 large-format photographs and videos called "Treasures of Coiba" from 20 April to 20 May 2006 at the Mall Multiplaza Pacífico in Panama. The goal of the exhibition is to raise awareness of risks to Coiba National Park and its Special Zone of Marine Protection, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2005.The exhibition ...
The 9th US/ICOMOS Int'l Symposium
19-Apr-2006 - 22-Apr-2006
The 9th US/ICOMOS International Symposium will convene to look once again at the World Heritage Convention and its List as a rich source of models to improve the protection and management of the vast heritage of the United States, as well as to share with others some of our more recent national, state and local initiatives and approaches that may be applicable to World Heritage sites, with a ...
This conference is organized in co-operation with ICOMOS International, with the support of World Monuments Fund and DOCOMOMO International, the Russian Academy for Architecture and Building Sciences, Russia's UNESCO Commission, Russia's Ministry for Culture and Mass Communications, the Union of Architects of Russia, the Moscow Union of Architects, the Moscow Committee on Architecture and ...
Within the framework of the Action Plan for the implementation of the World Heritage - Pacific 2009 Programme, and with financial support from the Italian and Dutch Governments, a workshop will be held in the Solomon Islands in March 2006.The main objectives of the workshop are:to reassess the potential World Heritage value of the Marovo Lagoonto identify and discuss feasibility of other ...
A special feature of this year's colloquium will be a day of Round Table discussions focused on practical problem-solving and the formulation of innovative approaches to public heritage. All interested colloquium participants, including archaeologists, historians, heritage administrators, cultural technologists, and specialists in cultural property law are invited to submit 250-500 word case ...
The launch of the partnership between UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, Hewlett Packard and National Geographic Maps will take place at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris, at 11h00 in the 7th floor restaurant. The event will also celebrate the publication of the first World Heritage Map produced by the partnership, featuring the 812 World Heritage sites. Representatives of the three ...
Within the context of the Action Plan for the implementation of the World Heritage - Pacific 2009 Programme, a World Heritage National Strategy Workshop will be held in Papua New Guinea in March 2006.Foreseen outcomes include:the preparation of a Tentative List of all potential World Heritage natural and cultural sites, serial and transboundary, cultural landscapes and seascapesthe ...
The impacts of climate change are affecting many natural and cultural World Heritage properties, and are likely to affect many more in the years to come. Among the Natural Sites under stress, we find the Great Barrier Reef (Australia), the Kilimanjaro National Park (Tanzania) and many biosphere reserves such as the Cape Floral Region (South Africa). Cultural sites are also threatened by ...
A working conference that will discuss current practices and future directions in which to expand and re-define the scope and nature of digital media in the service of representation, communication, and interpretation of cultural heritage. The University of Hong Kong and the Center for New Media at UC Berkeley are co-hosting the conference at the University of Hong Kong on the 13th & 14th ...
Thanks to the continued support of the Nordic World Heritage Foundation and in collaboration with UNEP and IUCN, a meeting of key decisionmakers in natural World Heritage will take place in Nairobi, Kenya on 9-10 March 2006. Ten States Parties will be represented, including Burundi, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Kenya, Malawi, Mozambique, Rwanda, Uganda, the United Republic of Tanzania, ...
The World Heritage Committee has decided to postpone, for one year, the beginning of the next cycle of Periodic Reporting: 2007 will be the Reflection Year.  It has become evident that there is a need to: study and reflect on the first cycle of Periodic Reporting; develop directive strategies with regard to the format of the aforesaid reports; and develop training priorities as regards ...
Please note that the documents are only available in the language in which they have been presented during the meetingInvitation letter Provisional Agenda List of Participants Final report on the Berlin Meeting Presentation of the final results of the Berlin meeting and strengths and weaknesses of the Periodic Reporting process (Ms Rössler and Ms Lemaistre) Analysis, strengths and weaknesses ...
A training workshop will be held to train national authorities and IGO's and NGO's about recognizing and protecting marine World Heritage values in the Caribbean. Workshop objectives:Build awareness and capacity among national authorities as well as IGO's and NGO's about the use of the World Heritage Convention as a marine conservation tool in the Insular Caribbean. Provide overview about the ...
A photographic exhibition showcasing Mexico's renowned World Heritage sites, as recognized by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), opened with a reception on Friday, 24 February, at 6 p.m. in the North-East Gallery of the General Assembly Visitors' Lobby of the United Nations headquarters in New York.Shashi Tharoor, Under-Secretary-General for ...
The central purpose of the Seminar is to draw up a proposal on standards for the planning of the public and tourist use of archaeological sites declared World Heritage, in line with the requirements fixed in the Convention's Operational Guidelines in February 2005. The meeting is to give thought to the need to take the text of the World Heritage Convention as the point of departure for a ...
Mediterranean sub-region informal meeting
10-Feb-2006 - 12-Feb-2006
The focal points of the Mediterranean gathered in Rome to discuss items of Action Plan relevant to the conservation and management of world heritage sites in the region. Risk prevention, monitoring, harmonization of tentative lists and awareness raising were the amongst the main topics tackled during the meeting.
The International Committee for the History of Technology's 33rd Symposium in Leicester, UK, 15-20 August 2006'Transforming Economies and Civilizations: The Role of Technology' is the theme of ICOHTEC's 33rd Symposium. While open to all proposals, the program committee suggests the following themes to contributors:Energy, water, sanitary, and other utility systemsE-communication and media ...
Documentation for Conservation and Development: New Heritage Strategies for the Future 11th INTERNATIONAL SEMINAR (11-16 September 2006) FORUM UNESCO - UNIVERSITY AND HERITAGE Currently, documentation is approached in a very linear fashion and in most situations uses only traditional methods of recording; deals solely with traditional heritage themes such as architecture and is devoid of any ...
The World Heritage Centre, in an effort to develop a more systematic approach to cooperation with our natural heritage conservation partners, and in order to explore closer collaboration on specific conservation matters, has called for a dedicated working meeting. The objective of the meeting is to build on the gains made from several years of cooperation between the WHC and international ...
The Complex was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2005 and a special ceremony will take place to mark this event. The Plantin-Moretus Museum is a printing plant and publishing house dating from the Renaissance and Baroque periods. Situated in Antwerp, one of the three leading cities of early European printing along with Paris and Venice, it is associated with the history of the ...
[in French only] La réunion porte sur la présentation de la problématique et des documents préparatoires tels que: - l'état de la question, la position du site dans le monde et dans la région et les priorités d'action; - la présentation des valeurs spirituelles de la vallée et la vision du Patriarcat Maronite (principal propriétaire); - l'étude établie par la mission japonaise (JICA) dans le ...
Over the past two years the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO has defined a strategy that aims to encourage universities worldwide to develop World Heritage studies and curricula. In this framework, UNESCO WHC is associated with a three-year project, funded by the European Union and the Australian Government, starting in January 2006. This project entitled "Sharing Our Heritages" (SOH) consists ...
The objective of this third sub-regional South-East Asian Teacher Training Workshop is to bring educators and heritage experts together in order to reinforce regional networks and promote innovative teaching methods and Education for Sustainable Development (ESD). Following on from the two previous workshops which took place in Sukhothai (Thailand) in 2000 and Vigan (Philippines) in 2001, the ...
The purpose of the Workshop is to gather all stakeholders in the Natural and Culturo-Historical Region of Kotor World Heritage site and involve them in the process of site preservation and presentation. It is expected they will understand their responsibilities and play an active role in the process. The MP will give some practical solutions to existing problems of the Site.      During the ...
The Archaeological Institute of America will hold its 107th Annual Meeting in Montréal, Québec, January 5-8, 2006. The AIA/APA Annual Meeting will be held at the Palais des Congres Convention center in the heart of Montreal. As part of this meeting, a Workshop on Statistical Indicators for Site Management and Conservation has been organised with participation from the World Heritage ...
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The Euromed Heritage Journalistic Award
01-Jan-2006 - 31-Mar-2006
The Euromed Heritage Journalistic Award is an international press competition dealing with the preservation and promotion of cultural heritage. The competition, organized by the European Commission is open to journalists from EU and Mediterranean partners.
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