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International Expert Meeting : "Rallying the International Community to Safeguard Syria's Cultural Heritage”

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 05/26/2014 - 08:00
In the framework of the three-year EU funded project for the Emergency Safeguarding of the Syrian Cultural Heritage launched in March 2014, UNESCO is organizing with the generous support of the Flemish Government an international expert meeting entitled “Rallying the International Community to Safeguard Syria’s Cultural Heritage”. The Expert Meeting, which will take place in a closed session at UNESCO Headquarters on 26 and 27 May 2014, is devoted to the ...
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Charity auction for the safeguarding of Timbuktu manuscripts

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Sat, 05/24/2014 - 18:00
The Cultural Fund Arts & Ouvrage is organizing a charity auction for the safeguarding of Timbuktu manuscripts in cooperation with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, under the supervision of the auction house Art Valorem (www.art-valorem.fr). This auction will take place on Saturday 24 May 2014 at 6.00 pm at room V.V, 3 rue Rossini 75009 Paris. The exhibition of the works will be open to the public the same day from 10.00 am to 5.30 pm. A conference on Timbuktu manuscripts will be ...
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International group workshop: Strenghtening south-south collaboration on World Heritage and sustainable tourism

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Fri, 05/23/2014 - 08:00
The international workshop 'Strenghtening south-south collaboration on World Heritage and sustainable tourism' will be held at Hongcun Village, Anhui Province in China from 23 to 24 May 2014. This international workshop will focus on the power of tourism for local economic development and the conservation of heritage values through international cooperation. It is expected that the outcomes emanating from this meeting will be of value to participating countries ...
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UNESCO World Heritage Centre renews partnership for elementary education

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Thu, 05/22/2014 - 08:00
UNESCO has renewed its partnership with NTT Docomo, Dentsu and Evergreen (Japan), with the goal of educating elementary school pupils about World Heritage through dedicated apps for tablets and web content for teachers. First launched in 2013, the current agreement is extended to spring 2015 with a focus on teaching children in Japanese schools about natural World Heritage through games, films and other interactive features.
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UNESCO publishes a practical guide on climate change adaptation for natural World Heritage sites

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Wed, 05/21/2014 - 08:00
A practical guide on climate change adaptation for natural World Heritage sites has been published in the latest edition of the UNESCO World Heritage Paper Series, thanks to the generous support of the Netherlands Funds-in-Trust and the Belgian Federal Public Service Health, Food Chain Safety and Environment.  Climate change has become more prominent as a management concern. The World Heritage Centre has developed this practical guide to assist those responsible for the management ...
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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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2014 State of conservation reports now available online

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Tue, 05/20/2014 - 08:00
At its 38th session to be held in Doha, Qatar, from 15 to 25 June 2014, the World Heritage Committee will examine the state of conservation of 150 World Heritage properties.  The full reports are now publicly available through the World Heritage State of conservation Information System at the following Web address: whc.unesco.org/en/soc As part of the reactive monitoring process for properties inscribed on the World Heritage List and on the List of World Heritage in Danger, each ...
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UNESCO organizes 3rd Roundtable of African Ministers on World Heritage in Africa

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:00
On the occasion of the 38th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Doha, Qatar), the World Heritage Centre and the African World Heritage Fund are organizing a Roundtable Discussion for African Ministers responsible for World Heritage with the Director General of UNESCO on 21 June. This Roundtable Discussion will allow African Ministers to share their views on the accomplishments, challenges and concerns regarding the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the Africa region. ...
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3rd Roundtable of African Ministers on World Heritage in Africa

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Mon, 05/19/2014 - 08:00
On the occasion of the 38th Session of the World Heritage Committee (Doha, Qatar), the World Heritage Centre and the African World Heritage Fund are organizing a Roundtable Discussion for African Ministers responsible for World Heritage with the Director General of UNESCO on 21 June. This Roundtable Discussion will allow African Ministers to share their views on the accomplishments, challenges and concerns regarding the implementation of the World Heritage Convention in the Africa region. ...
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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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Reconstruction of the Tombs of the Buganda Kings begins

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 08:00
The reconstruction of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi in Uganda was launched today at a ceremony held on the World Heritage site, which was partially destroyed by fire in March 2010.The project , which is financed by Japan, is being implemented by the Ugandan Government and UNESCO. The ceremony was attended by several government representatives including Uganda’s Permanent Secretary/ Minister for Tourism, Wild Life and Antiquities, Mugoya Patrick along with  ...
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Reconstruction of the Tombs of the Buganda Kings begins

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Tue, 05/13/2014 - 08:00
The reconstruction of the Tombs of Buganda Kings at Kasubi in Uganda was launched today at a ceremony held on the World Heritage site, which was partially destroyed by fire in March 2010.The project , which is financed by Japan, is being implemented by the Ugandan Government and UNESCO. The ceremony was attended by several government representatives including Uganda’s Permanent Secretary/ Minister for Tourism, Wild Life and Antiquities, Mugoya Patrick along with  ...
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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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St. Maarten to host UNESCO Meeting on Capacity Building on Heritage Conservation in the Caribbean Small Islands Developing States (SIDS)

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Thu, 05/08/2014 - 08:00
Contributing to the 2014 International Year for the Small Islands Developing States (SIDS 2014), UNESCO and the Government of St. Maarten, through the Ministry of Education, Culture, Youth and Sports Affairs will host a meeting on Capacity Building on Heritage Conservation in the Caribbean Small Island Developing States (SIDS). The main objective of this meeting is to strengthen professional capacities for the effective implementation of the 1972 World Heritage Convention in the Caribbean ...
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Training of Local Guides Launched for the Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns World Heritage site

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 08:00
UNESCO Bangkok Director Gwang-Jo Kim and Designated Areas for Sustainable Tourism Administration (DASTA) Director-General Nalikatibhag Sangsnit officially launched the “Cultural Heritage Specialist Guides for the Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns World Heritage Site” project at a ceremony in Sukhothai on 21 April. The Historic Town of Sukhothai and Associated Historic Towns in Sukhothai, Si Satchanalai and Kamphaeng Phet were inscribed on the World ...
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Global Ocean Summit makes Marine World Heritage "pitch for action”

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Wed, 05/07/2014 - 08:00
From 22 to 25 April 2014, government leaders, ocean practitioners, business, science, donors and international agencies came together at the Global Oceans Action Summit for Food Security and Blue Growth. The Summit, hosted by the government of the Netherlands, aimed at identifying solutions, financing mechanisms and mobilizing innovative partnerships to scale up the efforts toward healthy oceans. The World Heritage List includes 46 unique marine sites in 35 countries. By surface area, they ...
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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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WORLD HERITAGE AND ITS IMPACT UPON THE DEVELOPMENT OF HERITAGE RESOURCE MANAGEMENT IN CHINA

INTERNATIONAL CENTRE FOR CHINESE HERITAGE AND ARCHAEOLOGY
INSTITUTE OF ARCHAEOLOGY UNIVERSITY COLLEGE LONDON

GUEST LECTURE

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

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


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