Second global World Heritage marine site managers meeting UNESCO’s World Heritage Centre is organizing the 2nd Global World Heritage Marine Site Managers Conference that will take place in Ajaccio, France, from 18 to 20 October 2013 (by invitation only). This meeting aims at bringing together for the second time all managers from the 46 marine sites inscribed on UNESCO’s World Heritage ...
A 7000€ grant for an art project will be awarded to a young person from the Mediterranean. To encourage greater appreciation of the cultures and art and crafts of the Mediterranean region among young people, the Marc de Montalembert Foundation provides grants for the implementation of projects related to cultures or art and crafts. Projects must be the expression of a ...
ICOMOS Annual Scientific Symposium 2013
Thursday, 10 October 2013
Reducing Risks to Cultural Heritage from Uncontrolled Development in a Globalised World. In the framework of a globalised world enhanced by the advent of new technologies and their common and simplified use in everyday life, many think of a future world as characterized by a homogeneity in its structure, organization and functioning. Nevertheless, others imagined a world dramatically ...
War, neglect, ignorance, financial interests, lack of resources – these are many conditions that can jeopardize heritage. Organized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, the Direction Generale des Patrimoines, the European and International Affairs Department (DAEI), the National Heritage Institute (INP), and the World Francophone Digital University, the 3rd edition ...
In the framework of the UNESCO Capacity Building Project for Small Island Developing States (SIDS), which aims to reinforce capacities for the conservation of World Heritage and the sustainable development of local communities, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the National Commission of Sao Tome and Principe have organized a national strategic workshop that is taking place from 8 to 12 ...
Acclaimed as the ‘greatest route in the history of mankind’, the ancient Silk Road formed the first bridge between the East and the West and was an important vehicle for trade between the ancient empires of China, Central and Western Asia, the Indian sub-continent, and Rome. The Silk Road was more than just trade routes; it symbolized the multiple benefits arising from cultural ...
Programme of the conference The major objective of this 2-day conference is to promote an understanding of the significance of the twentieth-century heritage, not only with its physical and visual attributes, but also with its historical, cultural and social dimensions. The conference also aims to examine the scope and the challenges of managing this recent heritage within the framework of ...
A round-table discussion dedicated to the astronomical heritage was organized by the Permanent Delegation of Chile to UNESCO, in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre, at a Seminar held at UNESCO on 1 October 2013.  The main topics discussed within the framework of the Astronomy and World Heritage Thematic Initiative: Protection of astronomical sites within the framework of the ...
[in French only] Partenaire actif de l’UNESCO pour la valorisation des paysages et du patrimoine, la France a développé des outils originaux pour la promotion des paysages. Il y a 20 ans, la loi du 8 janvier 1993 dite « loi Paysage » qui vise à protéger et à mettre en valeur les paysages, qu’ils soient remarquables ou quotidiens, ...
[in French only] L'exposition Lituanie dans un colis est une « chambre des merveilles » présente le patrimoine de Lituanie inscrit sur les Listes et le Registre des patrimoines de l’UNESCO. Dix boîtes cachent chacune différentes facettes d’une merveille de ce patrimoine : le centre historique de Vilnius (premier site de Lituanie ...
The local world is increasingly viewing the landscape as an engine for its development and a way to boost the level of citizens’ self-esteem, identity and quality of life. The importance of the local world in managing the landscape is precisely one of the pillars of the Landscape’s new roadmap, “Catpaisatge2020: Country, Landscape, Future”. Today, we are facing a ...
This course is a full-time, one-year Masters, aimed at graduates of leadership potential with at least three to five years of experience relevant to biodiversity conservation. The unique feature of the course is its delivery by a collaboration between six University of Cambridge departments and nine leading conservation organisations based around Cambridge, and its focus on issues of ...
The Conference focuses on the latest and often neglected chapter in the history of European conservation: the time after 1945 on both sides of the iron curtain. The conference papers will demonstrate the significance of this period for today’s heritage assets and for our understanding of history. The identity-giving role of monuments for specific groups of the population, religions and ...
Protecting Deltas: Heritage Helps
23-Sep-2013 - 28-Sep-2013
From 23 to 28 September 2013 ICOMOS Netherlands will be organising the conference ‘Protecting Deltas, Heritage Helps’ in Amsterdam. Examples from Venice, Amsterdam, Cambodia and many other places will show that heritage can be an inspiration for a sustainable future for delta cities and other areas facing water challenges. Highlights include • A keynote address from ...
This workshop, taught by leading experts in the field, is the fruit of a three-year programme between the International Heritage Conservancy (IHC), ICCROM, the Canadian Conservation Institute, the University of Kent and University College London- Qatar on how climate change affects cultural heritage. There is much talk about the change of climate and its drastic effects on our ...
UNESCO, in collaboration with the African World Heritage Fund (AWHF), ICCROM, Ecole du Patrimoine Africain (EPA), the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and the Nordic World Heritage Foundation (NWHF), has developed an Implementation programme to start addressing the priority areas identified in the periodic report. The programme consists of a number of activities, ...
In the framework of the implementation of the Second Cycle of the Periodic Reporting in Europe and North America, the National Focal Points for Periodic Reporting from the Mediterranean Europe sub-region met in Florence, Italy from 17 to 18 September 2013. The workshop included a practical training session on the use of the Periodic Reporting questionnaire, illustrating the online tools to ...
Organized by the City of Seville as a contribution to the UNESCO Recommendation on historic urban landscapes, the purpose of the conference is to shed more light on concepts, instruments, tools and criteria of management of historic cities. The conference brings together diverse international specialists. Together they will address the important issue of the insertion of contemporary ...
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Pamana: World Heritage in the Philippines
09-Sep-2013 - 13-Sep-2013
The values and diversity of the Philippine people are revealed through this exhibit of five sites inscribed on the World Heritage List. Baroque churches, rice terrasses, the historic town of Vigan, the Puerto-Princesa National Park and Tubbataha Reefs symbolize the heritage, variety of landscapes and the biodiversity of this archipelago of more than 7,000 islands. Called Pamana ("heritage" in ...
UNESCO Chair Program on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management: International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2013 Application deadline: 27 May 2013Applications should be E-mailed in Word or PDF Format to dmuchitc@st.ritsumei.ac.jp by May 20, 2013 (Japan Standard Time). Theme of 2013 International Training Course: Reducing ...
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