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The 16th General Assembly and International Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites) will take place in Québec City from 29 September to 4 October 2008. The Symposium theme is "Finding the Spirit of Place". We have identified four tracks or sub-themes for thought and discussion.Re-thinking spirit and placeKey words: material culture theory, ...
New initiatives related to biodiversity put economics in the forefront to raise awareness for conservation needs, and to link biodiversity with sustainable development and poverty reduction. These initiatives value ecosystem services (e.g. Sukhdev Study), identify biodiversity business opportunities (e.g. IUCN, Shell, et al Study) or develop appropriate economic instruments and policies. By ...
The City of Regensburg, a German medieval town, which was inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage List in 2006, will host this year's OWHC Northwest European Regional Conference The selected conference theme ‘Earth, Wind, Water, Fire - Environmental Challenges to Urban World Heritage’ fits perfectly into the concept of the United Nation’s ‘International Year of Planet ...
10th International DoCoMoMo Conference
16-Sep-2008 - 19-Sep-2008
From 16 to 19 September 2008 the tenth International DoCoMoMo Conference, also celebrating the twentieth anniversary of the organization, will take place at the new building of the Faculty of Architecture of the Delft University of Technology and at the Van Nelle Factory in Rotterdam. The legacy of the Modern Movement has gained legendary status, largely as a result of the appreciation ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre together with the UNESCO Kathmandu Office, in close collaboration with Nepal's Department of Archaeology and the Lumbini Development Trust is organizing a workshop for the World Heritage property of Lumbini, the birthplace of Lord Buddha, in Lumbini, Nepal. About 100 participants from different Nepali ministries, institutions, stakeholders as well as the ...
As a follow-up to the project "Preservation for the Frozen Tombs in the Altai Mountains", which highlighted the international significance of the cultural heritage of the Altai Mountains, extending over China, Kazakhstan, Mongolia and Russia and the need for transboundary cooperation in view of its conservation, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre is initiating a similar exercise for the Golden ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Japan Bank for International Cooperation (JBIC) are organizing a one day seminar on “World Heritage and Public Works–Development cooperation for poverty alleviation” at the United Nations University in Tokyo, Japan. The seminar aims at examining the contribution of heritage preservation policies and projects at selected World Heritage ...
Course will take place 3-15 November 2008, Kyoto, Japan The Research Center for Disaster Mitigation of Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Kyoto is organizing the 3rd International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage from 3 to 15 November 2008, in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, ICCROM and ICOMOS. The course aims at preparing the ...
The World Heritage Committee will meet for its 32nd session in Quebec, Canada from 2-10 July. During the session, the Committee will consider requests for the inscription of new sites on UNESCO's World Heritage List and examine the state of conservation of sites already inscribed on the List. The Committee is chaired by Dr Christina Cameron, who has headed Canada's delegation to the ...
"Preparing the future of heritage sites - Building a project and management plan" A second intensive training programme for francophone managers of cultural sites will be jointly organized at the Abbaye de Cluny in Burgundy (France) by the Centre-Arts et Métiers- ParisTech de Cluny with the European Archeological Centre of Bibracte, in partnership with the IUP Denis Diderot, the ...
Within the framework of the Caribbean Capacity Building Programme for World Heritage (CCBP) and within the framework of the United Nations Development Assistance Framework (UNDAF), a workshop on risk reduction for Caribbean Heritage will take place from 23 to 27 June 2008 in Havana, Cuba.   The workshop is designed for the participation of heritage experts and leading agencies in their ...
The participants in the Seventh Expert Working Group note the importance of the participation of the Afghan Government representatives and congratulate UNESCO for facilitating their presence at the current Working Group Meeting. The participants would also like to sincerely thank ICOMOS Germany for hosting the participants and providing all the necessary logistical support to realize a ...
Expert Working Group for the Preservation of the Jam and Herat sites
In spite of its remarkable historical background and numerous historic and cultural sites in the region, Central Asia and western China remain one of the most under-represented regions on the World Heritage List, with no cultural or natural heritage properties from Kyrgyzstan or Tajikistan inscribed on the List. The UNESCO World Heritage Centre and ICOMOS have been assisting the States ...
architectural heritage cultural landscapes works of art and collections of artistic and historic significance archaeological sites industrial and engineering heritage Call for Entries Categories:Outstanding achievements in the field of heritage conservation and enhancement will be awarded in the following categories: 1. Conservation2. Research3. Dedicated Service by Individuals or ...
11th US/ICOMOS International Symposium
28-May-2008 - 31-May-2008
Developing a comprehensive approach to US participation in the global heritage communityThe 11th US/ICOMOS International Symposium will initiate a process for implementing the recommendations of the PreserveAmerica Summit's "Participating in the Global Community" panel that will reinvigorate and enhance the US role in international preservation. The Global Community panel made ...
The UNESCO World Heritage Centre is organizing an information meeting to discuss the overall preparations for the forthcoming 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee to be held in Québec City, Canada, from 2 to 10 July 2008.This meeting will be held in Room XI (Fontenoy) from 10h00 to 13h00, on Tuesday, 27 May 2007, with simultaneous interpretation in English and French. Participants ...
The Korean National Association for Interpretation (NAI) will host the third annual international conference on the subject of heritage interpretation. The conference will bring together 150 to 200 delegates from 30 to 40 nations in an effort to create opportunities for professional development for attendees and establish a network for professional associations and individuals involved in ...
The following conference, although not a UNESCO event, may be of interest to the World Heritage community:In a more globalized world, Heritage should be addressed in innovative and sustainable ways, underlining the role of human and natural heritage as a contra-hegemonic trend. By understanding cultural differences, different peoples may find opportunities to enhance their contribution to a ...
The second seminar of a series of itinerant workshop on the Conservation and Management of Persian, Timurid and Mogul Architecture took place in Uzbekistan from 21st of April to 2nd of May 2008. More than 30 cultural heritage professionals and World Heritage site managers from Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, India, Iran, Pakistan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan, and Uzbekistan ...
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