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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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2013-2014 World Heritage map published in Arabic

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Wed, 04/23/2014 - 08:00
The latest version of the World Heritage map, produced by the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and National Geographic Maps, has now been published in Arabic thanks to support from the Qatar Museums Authority. The map is an extremely valuable learning and awareness-raising tool that gives a rich and initial contact with the World Heritage concept, allowing UNESCO to communicate its work in this field on a large scale. The original versions of the map are English, French and ...
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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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Director-General condemns attack on Emmanuel de Merode, Director of the Virunga National Park

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Thu, 04/17/2014 - 08:00
"It is with distress and anger that I learned of the violent attack against Emmanuel de Merode, chief warden of Virunga National Park,” said UNESCO Director-General Irina Bokova. “We are following his condition closely and wish him a full and speedy recovery," she added. “It is unacceptable that professionals like those of the Congolese Institute for the Conservation of Nature (ICCN) run such risks to protect World Heritage,” said Ms Bokova. ...
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The Loire Valley: view from the train

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 19:00
The cultural landscape of the Loire Valley (France) has launched a new promotion and interpretation tool: a geo localized application for Smartphones on the landscape of the Loire valley: "The Loire valley: view from the train “. This application is a Mission Val de Loire’s initiative with the Centre and Pays de la Loire regions’, in partnership with France’s national railways. The landscape of the Loire Valley is almost entirely covered by the ...
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Director-General offers UNESCO's support for Chile in the face of devastating fires in Valparaiso

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Tue, 04/15/2014 - 08:00
The Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, today expressed deep concern over the destruction caused by fires that have been raging around the city of Valparaiso and pledged the Organization’s support for Chile in safeguarding the Historic Quarter of the Seaport City of Valparaíso inscribed on the World Heritage List in 2003. “I wish to present my heartfelt condolences to the people of Chile over the tragic loss of lives in Valparaiso,” the ...
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The first stage in the rehabilitation of cultural heritage of Timbuktu (Mali) is complete

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:00
Launched on 14 March 2014 in partnership with UNESCO, the rehabilitation work carried out on Sheik Baber Baba Idjé and Sheik Mahamane Al Fullani mausoleums of Timbuktu was completed this week. Mausoleums, adjacent to the west side of the Djingareyber Mosque, had been razed to the ground by armed rebel groups on 10 July 2012. Their reconstruction was thus carried out along the remnants of the original foundations, with the launch of the works preceded by the reading of the Koran. ...
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'Managing Cultural World Heritage' reference manual published in French

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Mon, 04/14/2014 - 08:00
This manual provides guidance for States Parties and all those involved in the care of World Heritage cultural properties on how to comply with the requirements of the World Heritage Convention. It also aims to help States Parties to ensure that heritage has a dynamic role in society and harnesses, but also delivers to others, the mutual benefits that such a role can create. The English version of this document was published in November 2013, and the French version was made possible thanks ...
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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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