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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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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.


Categories: ICOMOS

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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