News from the Our Place-World Heritage Centre Partnership
Online images of World Heritage sites, an outdoor exhibit and a new book project are among the most recent developments of the partnership between the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and Our Place, the World's Heritage Ltd, launched in July 2006.
Our Place is the first collection of World Heritage photographs developed in partnership with the World Heritage Centre. It includes photos of more than 200 World Heritage sites so far, and continues to grow. Recent photographic work was undertaken at sites in Japan, Jordan, Kazakhstan and Zimbabwe. These high-quality photos can be viewed on the Our Place website or the relevant World Heritage sites' pages on this website.
As part of a series of events held in conjunction with the 32nd session of the World Heritage Committee, the Canadian Government with the assistance of provincial and municipal partners has decided to prepare and host an outdoor exhibition called "Six Billion People, One Common Heritage". More than 20 large photographs of heritage sites from around the world, primarily from the Our Place World Heritage Collection, will be presented outside the Québec City Convention Centre, Quebec City, Canada throughout the 32nd session taking place from 2 to 10 July. The exhibition will then be displayed at the Esplanade Park located in front of the Canadian Quebec National Assembly and at the entrance of the Historic District of Old Québec until the end of September. The Quebec Field Unit of Parks Canada intends to display the exhibit at different locations of Quebec City in coming years to provide greater awareness of World Heritage Sites to Canadians and the millions of visitors who come to the city each year.
The first of a series of books on a selection of World Heritage sites, "Places of Wonder and Discovery", is under preparation and planned for publication in the autumn of 2008. It is now available through the Our Place website www.ourplaceworldheritage.com