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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 recent years the UNESCO World Heritage Committee has examined a considerable number of State ...
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World Heritage Media/Communication Training Workshop (Asia): Passing the Culture Message

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Thu, 10/09/2014 - 08:00
This World Heritage Media/Communication Training Workshop is for young people from Asian youth organizations who have already participated in World Heritage Education Programme activities such as the World Heritage Volunteers and World Heritage Youth Forums. This activity allows young people to develop specific skills that they can apply to their activities related to World Heritage, and bolsters networks among young people involved in heritage preservation and ...
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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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1st Regional Conference of the OWHC's Regional Secretariat for Asia-Pacific

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Wed, 09/24/2014 - 08:00
From 24 to 26 September 2014, the OWHC's Regional Secretariat for Asia-Pacific will hold its first regional conference in the city of Gyeongju, Republic of Korea. The conference is organized in close cooperation with the Gyeongju Municipal Government, the UNESCO Bangkok Office, the Korean National Commission for UNESCO, the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea, and the World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region ...
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A 7000 Eur Grant for a Project Awarded to a young person from the Mediterranean

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Tue, 09/23/2014 - 08:00
You wish to undertake a project related to Mediterranean cultures or art and crafts? Are you a national from a Mediterranean country? Born after 31 December 1987, you will be under 28 years of age in 2015. The Marc de Montalembert Foundation offers a 7000 euros grant for qualifying projects. To present a project an application form must be requested before November 15th 2014. Deadline for the dispatch of applications: December 31st, 2014 In order to encourage better ...
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1st UNWTO International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Thu, 09/18/2014 - 08:00
The First International Congress on Tourism and Pilgrimages co-organised by the UN World Tourism Organisation, the Ministry of Industry, Energy and Tourism of Spain and the Regional Government of Galicia will be held from 18 - 20 September 2014 in Santiago de Compostela, Spain. Relevant information and documents  http://www.pilgrimage2014.com/ and http://ethics.unwto.org/event/1st-unwto-international-congress-tourism-pilgrimages
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EU and UNESCO join forces for the natural and cultural heritage of the transboundary Lake Ohrid region

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 09/15/2014 - 08:00
On 15 and 16 September 2014, the Inception Workshop in Pogradec, Albania, will kick-start the 36-month project co-financed by the European Union « Towards strengthened governance of the shared transboundary natural and cultural heritage of the Lake Ohrid Region » aimed at the protection and sustainable development of the Lake Ohrid region. Lake Ohrid is one of the oldest lakes in the world, embracing numerous exceptional natural and cultural features. The region's striving ...
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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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Standard and Guide to Best Practice for Archaeological Archiving in Europe

ICOMOS Documentation Centre - Fri, 08/29/2014 - 12:07
In 2008, the Europae Archaeologiae Consilium (EAC) decided to examine the question of archiving archaeological documentation. The working group created by the EAC following that decision brought together several specialists from a number of member countries and secured the establishment of the ARCH:ES project supported by the Culture Programme 2007-2013 of the Education, Audiovisual and Culture Executive Agency of the European Union.
The ARCH:ES (Archaeological Resources in Cultural Heritage – a European Standard) project ran from June 2012 till May 2014 and has published "A Standard and Guide to Best Practice in Archaeological Archiving in Europe". 
The Guide is available in 7 languages and can be downloaded for free here. For the English PDF publication, please follow this link.

For more information on the project, you can also visit the general ARCHES website. Any questions or
comments can be addressed to the ARCHES address: arches[at]e-a-c.org or to the ICAHM vice presidency for Europe: Cynthia.dunning[at]archaeoconcept.com

Source : Cambridge Heritage Research Group - 24 August 2014
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"Safeguarding Precious Resources for Island Communities” World Heritage Paper series on SIDS published”.

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Mon, 08/25/2014 - 08:00
Small Island Developing States (SIDS) are islands of the Caribbean Sea, the Atlantic, Indian and Pacific Oceans. They are some of the most beautiful places on Earth, with atolls of white sand beaches, mountain ranges, historic ports and towns, and agricultural landscapes. SIDS share similar interests, concerns and challenges, such as marine and coastal management, impacts of climate changes, and issues of sustainable development. Sharing information, experience and best practices between ...
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The World Heritage Convention has entered into force for the Bahamas

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Fri, 08/15/2014 - 08:00
On 15 May 2014, the Government of the Bahamas officially deposited with the Director-General of UNESCO its instrument of ratification of the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. The World Heritage Convention has entered into force for this State Party on 15 August 2014, with the Bahamas becoming the 191st State Party to accept this Convention. The 33 countries of the Latin America and the Caribbean region have now ratified the World Heritage ...
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UNESCO strengthens action to safeguard cultural heritage under attack

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Tue, 08/12/2014 - 08:00
Recent events in Syria, Iraq, Libya and Mali have highlighted the multiple threats to cultural heritage during crisis, including deliberate attacks, destruction as collateral damage in fighting, the greed of unscrupulous traders and collectors, vandalism of factions that seek to erase the achievements of past cultures.These events have shown the complexity of any intervention to safeguard cultural heritage. UNESCO has developed a comprehensive set of international instruments to protect ...
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Panasonic hosts event for environmental education at Ogasawara Islands World Heritage site

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Tue, 08/05/2014 - 08:00
As part of the "World Heritage Eco Learning Program", Panasonic hosted, from June 26th to 28th, the "Environmental activity for the next generation” at the Ogasawara Islands - a UNESCO World Heritage site.  During the event, Japanese children from Ogasawara Elementary School and Ogasawara Lions Club, recorded videos in collaboration with "Kids Witness News", a global hands-on video education programme from Panasonic for elementary and secondary school children, ...
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State of conservation of Alto Douro Wine Region (Portugal)

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Mon, 08/04/2014 - 08:00
Over the last several weeks, the World Heritage Centre as well as several Permanent Delegations of States Parties to the World Heritage Convention have received messages from an emailing campaign organized by the group of local NGOs "Plataforma Salvar o Tua” expressing its opposition to the construction of the Foz Tua Hydro-Electric Dam project, located in the buffer zone of the World Heritage property "Alto Douro Wine Region”. It should be noted that the competent authorities of ...
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Date: 5:30 pm Thursday 31 May 2012
Venue: Room 612 Institute of Archaeology University College London
Followed by wine reception
in 609 Staff Common Room
All Welcome!

Mr. GUO Zhan, the vice president of ICOMOS, will share his rich experiences on World Heritage nomination and management. The application of the World Heritage Convention to China has resulted in many positive developments upon heritage resource management. In such a vast territory – with extreme differences of education, economic and social development, cultural diversity and natural conditions – the impacts have been diverse and complex. Numerous interesting issues have arisen, not least the perception of divergence between the western and Chinese cultural values.

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The Slate Industry Landscapes of North Wales – ICOMOS-UK 2012 Summer Conference & AGM

23rd- 25th July 2012
Snowdonia National Park Field Studies Centre Plas Tan-y-Bwlch, Gwynedd, North-West Wales Please note: Reserved accommodation almost fully booked!!
All single rooms at the Conference Centre now fully-booked; only doubles/twins still available.
There may also be rooms at the nearby Oakeley Arms or other local accommodation – see below.

Crown copyright: RCAHMW

ICOMOS-UK is pleased to invite you to our Summer Meeting and AGM at the Snowdonia National Park Field Studies Centre, Plas Tan-y-Bwlch, Gwynedd, north-west Wales, organised in collaboration with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales (RCAHMW).

This meeting will focus on the spectacular sites and forthcoming nomination of the Slate Industry of Northern Wales for World Heritage status. We will visit some of the vast quarries, mines and surviving settlements of what were the world’s largest slate quarries and discuss aspects of the management and conservation of such complex industrial sites and landscapes. We will include a trip on the historic Ffestiniog Railway which runs past Plas Tan-y-Bwlch, itself a former slate quarry owner’s mansion in magnificent mountainous surroundings.

Copyright: Ffestiniog Railway

On the third day delegates will be joined by members of the Pan-European Atlanterra Inter-reg Partnership from France, Portugal and Spain, who will give presentations on slate industries in other parts of Europe, to put the Welsh industry in international context, and lead a discussion of ‘valorisation’ (gaining heritage value from the industrial heritage) which is a particular interest of this international group.

Summer Meeting Programme

  Monday 23rd July:

13.30 Meet at Conference Centre
Train trip on the historic steam-operated Ffestiniog Railway to the slate mining town of Blaenau Ffestiniog to visit the underground Llechwedd Slate Mines

19.00 Dinner at Conference Centre

20.30 After dinner lecture by Dr. David Gwyn, Govannon Consulting: Introduction to the Welsh Slate Industry and the proposed World Heritage nomination

  Tuesday 24th July:

9.00-9.30 Spencer Smith, RCAHMW: Animating the Welsh Slate Industry

10.00-14.30 Site visit to Welsh National Slate Museum, part of Dinorwig & Vivian’s Quarries and associated settlements at Deiniolen (packed lunch provided)

14.30-15.00 Tea & Coffee

15.00-17.00 Workshop on management of Slate Industry Landscapes chaired by Dr David Gwyn with representatives of local institutions and organisations

18.00 Evening reception

19.00 Dinner at Conference Centre

  Wednesday 25th July:

Presentations by Atlanterra delegates:

9.00-9.30 Dr. Enrique Diaz-Martinez, Instituto Geologico y Minero de España, Spain: The Slate Industry of Spain

9.30-10.00 Dr. João Matos, Laboratorio National de Energia e Geologia, Portugal: The Slate Industry of Portugal

10.00-10.30 Prof. Philippe Cayla, University of Nantes; Président Association L’Ardoise (Angevin Slate Industry), France:
The Slate Industry of France [In French with simultaneous translation]

10.30-11.00 Tea & Coffee

11.00-12.00 Panel Discussion on ‘Valorisation’ (gaining heritage value) of Mining Heritage

12.30-13.30 ICOMOS-UK AGM

13.30 Lunch at Conference Centre OR Optional trip to the slate port of Porthmadog with packed lunch on Ffestiniog Railway to view the historic railway works and the ‘Cob’ sea embankment

Minibuses to the main railway stations at Porthmadog (Cambrian Coast Line), Bangor (north Wales Coast Line) or back to Plas Tan-y-bwlch will be available
from 16.20 onwards.
Please note that the Programme might be subject to change for reasons beyond our control

____________________________________ Accommodation

Please note that limited accommodation is available at the Conference Centre. This includes single and double rooms (some en-suite) and prices are from £45-£60 for singles and £65-£80 for doubles for B&B. These will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please contact the ICOMOS-UK office on 020 7566 0031 or admin@icomos-uk.org if you wish to book these rooms.
Members who wish to arrange their own accommodation may like to contact the Oakeley Arms near the entrance gate of the Conference Centre (http://www.oakeleyarms.co.uk) or contact the Snowdonia Tourist Information Centre (http://www.visitsnowdonia.info/)

______________________________________ Conference Fees:

(The delegate fee includes lectures, 2 site visits, 2 lunches and 2 dinners)


ICOMOS-UK Members @ £140
ICOMOS-UK Young professional members@ £110
Non-members/Guests @ £195
Optional trip to Porthmadog (Wed 25th) @ £15
For more information and a booking form please contact:

Camilla Massara
Tel: 020 7566 0031
E-mail: camillamassara@icomos-uk.org


This conference is organised in collaboration with the Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Wales

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