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The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Mounir Bouchenaki by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler the 5th February 2009 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris, France. The interview touches on his long ...

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Natarajan Ishwaran by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler the 24 November 2009 at UNESCO Headquarters in Paris. Through his extensive knowledge of UNESCO's ...

Interview Peter Fowler Oral Archives of the World Heritage Convention Peter Fowler is a British archaeologist and landscape specialist. A graduate of Oxford University, he served as secretary ...

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Ray Wanner by Christina Cameron the 18 May 2011 in Springfield, Virginia. Having attended nearly 20 sessions of the Committee during his career, he recounts ...

The following audio excerpts are from an interview in English conducted with Rob Milne by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler the 2 March 2009 at UNESCO headquarters in Paris. There are enlightening details about ...

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Russell E. Train by Christina Cameron the 7 December 2008 in Springfield, Virginia. In particular, he recalls the role he played in the development and ...

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Sharon Sullivan by Christina Cameron the 30 October 2013 in Canberra. Sharon Sullivan provides an original, critical and encouraging vision of the objectives ...

The following audio extracts are taken from a virtual interview conducted with Souayibou Varissou by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler in December 2022. Mr. Varissou shares his extensive experience in the ...

The following audio clips are from an interview with Stephen Morris by Christina Cameron on 24 April 2019 in Springfield, Virginia. Stephen Morris applauds the awareness of the endangered places that the popularity ...

The following audio excerpts come from an interview conducted with Tamás Fejérdy by Christina Cameron the 11 May 2018 in Budapest. The interviewee recounts his experience as President of the World Heritage Committee ...

The following audio excerpts are taken from a virtual interview conducted with Themba Wakashe by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler in May 2023. Mr. Wakashe recounts his experience as Chair of the Committee in ...

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with François LeBlanc by Christina Cameron the 7 April 2009 in Ottawa, Canada. His involvement in World Heritage dates back to the early years of the Convention and ...

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Vera Lacoeuilhe by Christina Cameron and Mechtild Rössler the 16 November 2017 in Paris. Lacoeuilhe comments on the current challenges of the implementation of ...

The following audio excerpts are from an interview with Zsolt Visy by Christina Cameron the 12 May 2018 in Budapest, Hungary. We learn about Mr. Visy's experience in the preparation of several nominations to the ...

"Located at over 2,000 m above sea level, the capital of Eritrea developed from the 1890s onwards as a military outpost for the Italian colonial power. It is an exceptional example of early modernist urbanism at the ...

Historic City of Ahmedabad (India) UNESCO Urban Heritage Atlas: Cultural mapping of historic cities and settlements Teen Darwaza, gate of the historic city walls © AnilD / ...

Historic Monuments Zone of Querétaro (Mexico) UNESCO Urban Heritage Atlas: Cultural mapping of historic cities and settlements Plaza de Armas © Roberto Galán / Shutterstock.com* World ...

Under the Almohads and the Hafsids, from the 12th to the 16th century, Tunis was considered one of the greatest and wealthiest cities in the Islamic world. Some 700 monuments, including palaces, mosques, mausoleums, ...

Inhabited since 250 B.C., Djenné became a market centre and an important link in the trans-Saharan gold trade. In the 15th and 16th centuries, it was one of the centres for the propagation of Islam. Its traditional ...

Houses in the historical centre of Samarkand are rarely more than 100 years old but follow centuries-old traditions in their sitting and typological organisation, use of interior spaces and construction practices. ...

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