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5th HERITY International Conference

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Thu, 12/04/2014 - 08:00
Services for Culture: a visit of qualityPolicies,  best practices and experiences in managing services for the public at heritage sites. The audience and participants for the 5th Conference are all museums, monuments, libraries, archives and archaeological sites open to the public and under either public or private management. Determining the adequate supply of public services in cultural places requires quantitative and qualitative classifications. Services range from the ...
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Extended deadline - Call for papers: Heritage and Landscape as Human Values

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 11/10/2014 - 08:00
Extend Deadline: 10 February 2014 Call for papers: “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” ICOMOS Italy has received over 600 abstracts in response to the call for papers for the Symposium “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values” which will take place in Florence, Italy, on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 10 to 14 November 2014. Following the request of several authors, an extension of the deadline for ...
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18th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Sun, 11/09/2014 - 08:00
The Symposium “Heritage and Landscape as Human Values”  will take place in Florence, Italy, on the occasion of the 18th ICOMOS General Assembly, from 10 to 14 November 2014. The main theme of the Symposium is "Heritage and Landscape as Human Values"  The sub-thems are: Sharing and experiencing the identity of communities through tourism and interpretation Landscape as cultural habitat  Sustainability through traditional ...
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Seminar on "Experiences of World Heritage in Africa”

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Tue, 10/14/2014 - 08:00
Since July 2013, the world has 981 properties inscribed on the World Heritage List. With a total of 128 properties located in 40 State Parties, the African continent has 13% of the World Heritage properties.This modest representation requires the initiation of supported inscription projects. The African continent is also home to rich heritage and has a diversity of properties and exceptional practices that deserve to be promoted globally. The results of the Second Cycle of Periodic ...
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Course on Heritage Impact Assessments

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:00
The World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region (WHITRAP), the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) together with UNESCO Ha Noi Office and Viet Nam’s Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism are organizing a training on Heritage Impact Assessments from 13-14 October 2014 in Vietnam.  In recent years the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has examined a considerable number ...
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Master in Conservation Leadership 2014

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Wed, 10/01/2014 - 08:00
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 management and leadership. A key aim of the course is to build the capacity of conservation leaders from ...
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Call for Applications: 9th International Training Programme on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Sat, 09/06/2014 - 08:00
UNESCO Chair Program on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management: International Training Course on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage 2014 Recent disasters in North East of Japan and Christchurch in New Zealand as well as destructive earthquakes that hit Haiti and Chile in 2010 have caused enormous loss of life, property and cultural heritage. This disaster has once again shown that cultural heritage is highly vulnerable to natural disasters such as earthquake, the Tsunami, ...
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Call for Papers Deadline, 5th HERITY International Conference

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:00
Services for Culture: a visit of qualityPolicies,  best practices and experiences in managing services for the public at heritage sites. The audience and participants for the 5th Conference are all museums, monuments, libraries, archives and archaeological sites open to the public and under either public or private management. Determining the adequate supply of public services in cultural places requires quantitative and qualitative classifications. Services range from the ...
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Call for Papers Deadline, 5th HERITY International Conference

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 07/14/2014 - 08:00
Services for Culture: a visit of qualityPolicies,  best practices and experiences in managing services for the public at heritage sites. The audience and participants for the 5th Conference are all museums, monuments, libraries, archives and archaeological sites open to the public and under either public or private management. Determining the adequate supply of public services in cultural places requires quantitative and qualitative classifications. Services range from the ...
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International Summer Academy Cottbus: Understanding Heritage (ISAC) 2014

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:00
The International Graduate School: Heritage Studies at Cottbus-Senftenberg University is offering under the direction of the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies its third International Summer Academy Cottbus: Understanding Heritage (ISAC) under the title: "The Role of Participation, Empowerment and Sustainable Development in Heritage Studies and its Corresponding Disciplines" from 7 until 19 july 2014.  The Summer Academy is organized under the patronage of the ...
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International Summer Academy Cottbus: Understanding Heritage (ISAC) 2014

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 07/07/2014 - 08:00
The International Graduate School: Heritage Studies at Cottbus-Senftenberg University is offering under the direction of the UNESCO Chair in Heritage Studies its third International Summer Academy Cottbus: Understanding Heritage (ISAC) under the title: "The Role of Participation, Empowerment and Sustainable Development in Heritage Studies and its Corresponding Disciplines" from 7 until 19 july 2014.  The Summer Academy is organized under the patronage of the ...
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Workshop on risk preparedness for Lusophone World Heritage sites in Africa

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 06/30/2014 - 08:00
The African World Heritage Fund, in partnership with the School of African Heritage (EPA) and the World Heritage Centre launch the call for applications for the workshop on risk preparedness for lusophone World Heritage site managers in Africa. This workshop will be held from 30 June to 11 July 2014 on the Island of Mozambique. For more information and application forms (only available in Portuguese and Spanish), please see below or consult the website of the African World Heritage Fund: ...
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38th session of the World Heritage Committee

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Sun, 06/15/2014 - 08:00
The World Heritage Committee meets once a year, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly. At its first session, the Committee adopted its Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee.  The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines the use of the World Heritage Fund and allocates financial assistance upon requests from States Parties. It has the ...
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Huangshan Dialogue on Space Technologies for World Heritage sites, Biosphere Reserves, potential Geoparks

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 17:00
HIST (International Centre on Space Technologies for Natural and Cultural Heritage) will co-organize with the World Heritage Centre, MAB Secretariat and Division of Ecological and Earth Sciences of UNESCO "Huangshan Dialogue on Space Technologies for World Heritage Sites and Biosphere Reserves and Potential New Category of Geoparks" in Huangshan City, Anhui, China on 26-30 May, 2014. UNESCO through its intergovernmental World Heritage Committee (WHC) and the International ...
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Third meeting of Open-Ended Working Group

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 23:00
At its 19th session (UNESCO, 2013), the General Assembly of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention decided (Resolution 19 GA 4) to fully apply Article 8, paragraph 2, of the World Heritage Convention which stipulates that “Election of members of the Committee shall ensure an equitable representation of the different regions and cultures of the world". In this regard, the General Assembly, decided to ...
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Entrepreneurship training at African World Heritage sites (in English)

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:00
The African World Heritage Fund, in partnership with the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) and the Ghana Museums and Monuments Board, launch the call for applications for the Anglophone entrepreneurship training workshop, which will take place from 19 to 30 May 2014 in Ghana. The deadline for application is Friday 28 February 2014. For more information, see the attached documents or visit the African World Heritage Fund website: http://www.awhf.net/
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Entrepreneurship training at African World Heritage sites (in French)

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 05/12/2014 - 08:00
The African World Heritage Fund, in partnership with the African Heritage School (EPA) and the Ministry of Culture and Heritage of Senegal, launch the call for applications for the French entrepreneurship training workshop, which will take place from 12 to 22 May 2014 in Senegal. The deadline for application is Friday 28 February 2014. For more information, see the attached documents or visit the African World Heritage Fund website: http://www.awhf.net/
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Preventive and Planned Conservation Conference 2014

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 05/05/2014 - 08:00
The Preventive and Planned Conservation Conference 2014 will be held in Monza and Mantua, Italy, from 5 to 9 May 2014 The conference aims at presenting an international overview of Preventive and Planned Conservation strategies. Theoretical reflections and best practices will be shown in order to highlight potentialities, gained advantages and difficulties encountered in the different steps of the process (planning, design, execution and management).Preventive and Planned Conservation, that ...
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Towards an Action Plan for World Heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean 2014-2024

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:00
With the support of the Government of Brazil, through the Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional (IPHAN), the Latin America and the Caribbean Unit of the World Heritage Centre convene a meeting for Latin America and the Caribbean Region (LAC) in view of the elaboration of a plan of action for World Heritage for the next decade. This Regional Meeting has also benefited from the active support of the Lucio Costa Center  and UNESCO ...
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18th-Century Royal Palace at Caserta with the Park, the Aqueduct of Vanvitelli, and the San Leucio Complex

UNESCO World Heritage List - 29 min 45 sec ago

The monumental complex at Caserta, created by the Bourbon king Charles III in the mid-18th century to rival Versailles and the Royal Palace in Madrid, is exceptional for the way in which it brings together a magnificent palace with its park and gardens, as well as natural woodland, hunting lodges and a silk factory. It is an eloquent expression of the Enlightenment in material form, integrated into, rather than imposed on, its natural setting.

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