Thanks to the generous invitation of the Kingdom of Bahrain, fourteen out of the eighteen States Parties from the Arab Region met in Manama to launch the second cycle of the Periodic Reporting decided by the World Heritage Committee at its 32nd session in Quebec City (July 2008). Two days of the meeting were devoted to training for the drafting of Statements of Outstanding Universal Value ...
Final International Steering Committee of UNESCO/Japanese Fund-in-Trust for Preservation of Ajina Tepa - Buddhist Monastery on the Silk Road, and Presentation of Central Asia Silk Roads World Heritage Serial Nomination process to International Diplomatic Corps in Tajikistan. The Final International Steering Committee for the Ajina Tepa project is organized by the UNESCO Almaty Cluster Office ...
This workshop is the outcome of a collaboration between the Regional and Monitoring Support Unit (RMSU) for the programme Euromed Heritage IV of the European Union (EU) and the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement. It will deal with inventories of cultural heritages in nine Mediterranean Partner countries of the EU (Algeria, Egypt, Israel, Jordan, Lebanon, Morocco, Palestinian Authority, Syria ...
The subject of this colloquium, organized by L'Association nationale des Architectes des Bâtiments de France (ANABF), is the integration of built and landscape heritage in heritage focused territorial planning. The debates will consider the place of heritage and culture, economic development, craftsmanship, know-how and quality of life in this approach. Reflection will also be ...
The second HERITY International Conference, with the theme 'Measuring the Value of Material Cultural Heritage', will be held in Rome from 3 to 5 December 2008. It is organized by HERITY International in partnership with ICCROM, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and UN-WTO. Participation is possible by invitation or prior registration. Goals of the Conference are: 1) To make possible the ...
Today, many bridges protected at the national level or inscribed on the World Heritage List are threatened. How to reconcile new usage with restoration rules, or the respect for authenticity with traffic and safety concerns? How to integrate contemporary projects into protected sites? These are a few of the problems examined by this colloquium organized by the French Ministry of Culture, ...
This is the first international training course prepared by the World Heritage Training and Research Institute for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITR-AP) in collaboration with the International Organization for Conservation of Cultural Heritage (ICCROM), on Management Planning for Cultural Heritage.  The course will be led by advisors from ICCROM and the International ...
International Conference on the Historic Urban Landscape and its management in Budapest, Hungary (Collegium Budapest, 23-25 November 2008) The goal of the conference is to: 1. contribute to the global reflection on the concept of historic urban landscape in an interdisciplinary perspective and on its relevance for the management of historic cities; 2. share the perspectives and to compare ...
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. Since its creation in 1994, it has been held every 2 years in Leipzig. Denkmal unites an in-depth exhibition with an extensive international professional programme (conferences, meetings, seminars, workshops, ...
10th Cambridge Heritage SeminarThe Future of Historic Cities: Challenges, Contradictions, Continuities Department of Archaeology, University of Cambridge, UK18-19 April 2009 Deadline for paper proposals: 15 November 2008For the past ten years the Cambridge Heritage Seminars have brought together researchers, policymakers, and practitioners to explore the most pressing issues in heritage ...
The Workshop, which took place on 6th  and 7th November 2008 in Olympia, Greece, was jointly organised by the World Heritage Centre and the Hellenic Ministry of Culture, in collaboration with ICCROM and with a financial contribution from the UNESCO Goodwill Ambassador, Mrs Marianna Vardinoyannis. It brought together participants from various regions of the world as well as ...
The World Heritage Centre organized an International Expert Meeting, Prehistory and the World Heritage Convention: Towards an Action Plan and the related thematic studies, at UNESCO Headquarters on 3 to 4 November 2008, to establish the foundations for the future development, strategy and implementation of the initiative, based on discussions between 18 international experts and ...
1. Abstracts or poster should be submitted electronically to: wh-info@unesco.org. and 2009seminar@fuuh.upv.es before 30 October 2008 and should include the following information: a. Author’s name, title and qualifications ;b. title of paper or poster;c. E-mail address;d. telephone number and fax number;e. institution name and complete postal address;f. abstract (500 words maximum) or ...
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 2009 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 ...
The UNESCO-VOCATIONS PATRIMOINE Fellowships for World Heritage Site Managers Programme aims to reinforce the capacity of professionals currently working or intending to work in the near future, in the management, conservation and development of a World Heritage property.Launched in January 2006, the Fellowships are made possible as a result of an innovative public-private partnership between ...
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VSMM 2008: Digital Heritage 2.0
20-Oct-2008 - 26-Oct-2008
VSMM2008, The 14th International Conference on Virtual Systems and Multimedia: Digital Heritage 2.0 A joint event for the exchange and sharing of know-how in the areas of Cultural Heritage (CH) and Information & Communication Technology (ICT) focusing on Multimedia Technologies, Computer Graphics and digital documentation/preservation in Cultural Heritage (Multilingua, Multimedia ...
[in French only] Les sixièmes rencontres des sites français du patrimoine mondial se tiendront les 16 et 17 octobre 2008 au Havre. Selon la tradition de ces rencontres, une journée thématique sera l’occasion d’échanger les expériences de terrain et d’approfondir des questions spécifiques aux sites inscrits sur la Liste du ...
The 6th annual French World Heritage Sites meeting will be held in October. On the 16th October the meeting will focus on the theme of "Urbanism, modern and contemporary architecture" and will include two roundtable discussions:  « Urbanism and World Heritage » and « Valuation of modern architecture ».  This thematic day will allow sites' managers to ...
In the framework of the World Heritage Pacific 2009 Programme, which was approved by the World Heritage Committee in 2004, a Pacific Islands World Heritage Workshop was held from 13 to 17 October 2008 in Cairns, Australia. The Workshop gathered, which benefited financial support from Australia and the World Heritage Fund,  as many as 80 participants including representatives from 14 ...
The IUCN World Conservation Congress
05-Oct-2008 - 14-Oct-2008
More than 8,000 of the world’s leading decision makers in sustainable development: from governments, NGOs, business, the UN and academia. Together in one place for 10 days: to debate, share, network, learn, commit, vote and decide. The objective: ideas, action and solutions for a diverse and sustainable world. Four Aliances workshops will have a focus on the World Heritage ...
2nd International Conference of the Alliance of World Heritage Cultural Landscapes on "Spirit of Place and Development" Following the establishment of the Alliance of World Heritage Cultural Landscapes at the 1st International Conference held in Aranjuez, Spain, in December 2007 (http://www.aranjuezcultural.es/red/index.htm), this 2nd conference is designed to focus on the ...
The theme of the 12th International Seminar of Forum UNESCO – University and Heritage (FUUH) is both ambitious and crucial to the future of heritage conservation as well as to the development of communities, cities and civil society at large. The Historic Urban Landscape (HUL) Concept includes the broader territorial and landscape context and therefore goes far beyond historic centres ...
Traveling Exhibition: Between heaven and earth: Mont-Saint-Michel and sacred mountains of the world. In many civilizations, humankind has chosen extraordinary mountainous areas to establish sanctuaries lost between heaven and earth. Some of these places have been inscribed on the World Heritage List and are the focus of a project by photographer, author and lecturing professor Jean-Michel ...
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 National ...
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 ...
The main objective of the meeting its to discuss the results of the First Cycle of the Periodic Reporting exercise for the Mediterranean and South-Eastern subregions in relation to the protection and management of World Heritage properties, according to the decisions taken by the World Heritage Committee at its 31st session in July 2007 (31 COM 11A.1 and 31 COM 11A.2). Furthermore, the ...
Open to the public from Monday to Friday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.The towering, jagged Altai Mountains stretch some 2,100 km across China, Mongolia, Russia and Kazakhstan, the Russian section of this mountain range having been inscribed as a natural site on the World Heritage List in 1998. The Altai Mountains bear unique witness to the ancient Scythian culture that flourished in the Eurasian steppe ...
In the context of their affiliation with the "Forum UNESCO - University and Heritage" network, students of the Professional Masters programme in the Faculty of Sciences, Arts, Culture, News and Multimedia at the Versailles Saint-Quentin-en-Yvelines University are organizing a symposium on different aspects of world heritage. This international symposium will take place from April 3 ...
CAA 2008, the 36th Annual Conference on Computer Applications and Quantitative Methods in Archaeology: On the Road to Reconstructing the Past 2-6 April 2008 at the Hungarian Academy of Sciences in Budapest, Hungary. The main theme of the conference is the use of computer applications and quantitative methods in two fields: at large-scale (rescue) excavations that usually precede ...
The second meeting of Iberian of Site Managers (the first one took place in 2004 in Lisbon) aimed at exploring current gaps and challenges in the daily management of world heritage sites in Spain and Portugal and current nomination files as well as cooperation initiatives with Latin American States Parties.
The UNITAR Hiroshima Office Series on the Management and Conservation of World Heritage Sites aims to enhance implementation of the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention through providing support to national policy making and planning, and information exchange on best practices and case studies. Newly developed "values-based management" methodologies are applied in all aspects of ...
The main objective of this meeting is to define a scientific framework for the identification and recognition of sites related to the Mid-Atlantic Ridge phenomenon, which may be of outstanding universal value and to define the framework for a serial nomination on the World Heritage List. The outcome of this meeting will contribute to a better identification and understanding of the ...
The UN World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre are jointly organizing an International Conference on Sustainable Tourism Management in Heritage Sites which will take place at the Mount Huangshan World Heritage site in China from 24 to 27 March 2008.Tourism growth is accelerating worldwide and arrival numbers are expected to double in the coming decades. World ...
Aim and Objectives The main objectives of the meeting are to: Review the provisions on buffer zones and boundaries in the Operational Guidelines; Review case studies of World Heritage properties, natural, cultural and cultural landscape sites to be presented to the workshop; Review background papers by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies as well as information ...
Workshop organized by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in partnership with IUCN, ICOMOS, ICCROM and the France-UNESCO Convention, in collaboration with the Arc et Senans World Heritage site and with financial support from the French Ministry of Culture. UNESCO's World Heritage Centre is engaged in an ambitious year-and-a-half-long initiative to develop working principles and policies for ...
The workshop was organized and financially supported by the German Federal Agency for Nature Conservation (BfN) and the Nature and Biodiversity Conservation Union (NABU) in cooperation with UNESCO and followed the decision of the World Heritage Committee at its 30th session (30 COM 8B.24) encouraging the States Parties of Iran and Azerbaijan to consider options for a transnational serial ...
Nigeria's Osun-Osogbo Sacred Grove, one of the last remnants of primary high forest in southern Nigeria, was inscribed on UNESCO's World Heritage List in 2005. This inscription was the culmination of a 50-year campaign spearheaded by a group of artists, Yoruba priests and an Austrian artist called Susanne Wenger. Pierre Guicheney's film La dame d'Oshogbo is a portrait of ...
This event will take place on February 14 and 15, in the Centro Cultural de Belém (Sophia Mello Breyner Room) in Lisbon, and it aims to stimulate and provoke debate on a range of issues related to historical heritage preservation. Santa Casa da Misericordia de Lisboa (SCML) was established in 1498 by Queen Dona Leonor as a charitable institution dedicated to improving health and social ...
An international Symposium on "Sharing Our Heritages: New Challenges for Site Conservation and Protection, and for Tourism Management" will be organized by UPV (Universidad Politécnica de Valencia) in Valencia, Spain, from 7 to 10 February 2008. The idea is to celebrate the end of the Sharing Our Heritages (SOH) exchange programme (2005-2008) sponsored by the EU and the Australian ...
World Wetlands Day 2008
Saturday, 2 February 2008
Healthy Wetlands, Healthy People is the theme for World Wetlands Day 2008. The Convention on Wetlands, signed in Ramsar, Iran, in 1971, is an intergovernmental treaty which provides the framework for national action and international cooperation for the conservation and wise use of wetlands and their resources. There are presently 157 Contracting Parties to the Convention, with 1678 wetland ...
The 10th International Conference on the Study and Conservation of Earthen Architectural Heritage, Terra 2008, was held in Bamako, Mali, from 1 to 5 February 2008. It was the first Terra Conference to be held in Africa, and convened over 450 specialists in fields linked to the conservation of earthen architecture (e.g. anthropology, archaeology, architecture, engineering, scientific ...
During its 16th session (UNESCO 24-25 October 2007), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention decided to establish an open-ended Working Group to discuss alternative mechanisms to meet the following goals  : Ensuring a balanced geographical and cultural representation in the Committee Ensuring a less time-consuming and less complicated voting ...
The outcome of this meeting shall contribute to the development of guidelines and criteria for the review of sites of interest for the heritage of science and technology on the World Heritage List.The pursuit and application of knowledge underlie all human achievements, many of which have been recognised on the World Heritage List, as for example agriculture systems, industrialisation and ...
the Sixth Expert Working Group for the Preservation of the Bamiyan Site is organized by UNESCO (Kabul Office in close collaboration with WHC) and National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Japan (NRICP) inTokyo from 20 to 22 January 2008 Within the framework of Japanese Funds-in Trust project for the Safeguarding Bamiyan site, much progress has been made thus far ...
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