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First Youth Forum of Paraguayan Heritage - "World Heritage - Intergenerational Meeting"

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Fri, 11/14/2014 - 08:00
From the 13 to the 15 October 2014, the Paraguay National Commission for cooperation with UNESCO through its Executive Committee for Heritage, the UNESCO Associated Schools Project Network (ASPnet), Paraguay National Secretary of Tourism (SENATUR) and the Paraguay Chamber of Tourism for the Jesuit Missions, with the cooperation of the Ministry of Education and Culture, will hold the 1st Youth Forum of Paraguayan Heritage: "World Heritage – Intergenerational Meeting” In the framework of ...
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1st Extraordinary Session of the General Assembly

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Thu, 11/13/2014 - 08:00
At its 19th session (UNECO, 2014), the General Assembly of States Parties to the Convention decided (Resolution 19 GA 4, paragraphs 7 et 8) to establish an Open-Ended Working Group to make proposals to amend the Rules of Procedures of the General Assembly in order to achieve the goal of an equitable geographical and cultural representation, including through allocation of seats by region (defined with reference to UNESCO's electoral groups) on the World Heritage Committee, as well as ...
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IUCN World Park Congress on Parks, People, Planet – Inspiring Solutions

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Wed, 11/12/2014 - 08:00
IUCN and its partners Parks Australia and the New South Wales National Parks and Wildlife Service are organizing the IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 in Sydney, Australia from 12-19 November 2014. The IUCN World Parks Congress 2014 is a landmark global forum on protected areas. The Congress will share knowledge and innovation, setting the agenda for protected areas conservation for the decade to come. Building on the theme "Parks, people, planet: inspiring ...
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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 submitting abstracts until 10 February 2014 ...
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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 9 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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Emergency plan to safeguard Iraq's cultural heritage

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Thu, 11/06/2014 - 08:00
With the severe deterioration of the humanitarian and security situation in Iraq, UNESCO has established an Emergency Response Action Plan (ERAP) to address the challenges to safeguarding Iraq's cultural heritage. The plan was set up at an emergency expert meeting held at UNESCO's Paris Headquarters on 17 July 2014, which brought together experts from both Iraq and the international community to develop action to mitigate the negative impact of the present conflict. In ...
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IUCN World Parks Congress 2014: Parks, people, planet: inspiring solutions

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Wed, 11/05/2014 - 08:00
UNESCO is gearing up for its participation in the 2014 IUCN World Parks Congress (WPC), which will take place in Sydney, Australia, from 12 to 19 November At this edition of the world's most influential international forum devoted to the planet's protected areas, over 5,000 participants will formulate the global conservation agenda in the outcome document: "The Promise of Sydney". It is also expected that that the 2014 Congress will address the gap in the conservation ...
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UNESCO participates in 20th International Cultural Heritage Show

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Tue, 11/04/2014 - 08:00
Thanks to the generous support of the French National Commission and Ateliers d'Art de France, UNESCO will participate in the International Cultural Heritage Show at the Carrousel du Louvre, in Paris, France from 6 to 9 November. The Organization will have stand 30 during the four days and will present its activities in the culture sector, particularly concerning cultural heritage. UNESCO will also participate in a one-hour conference on Saturday 8 November from 3:45 to 4:45 pm. The ...
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UNESCO Chair: 1st International Conference – Heritages and Memories from the Sea

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Wed, 10/29/2014 - 08:00
The conference, organized by the UNESCO Chair in Intangible Heritage and Traditional Know-How: Linking Heritage, will take place from 29 October to 1 November 2014. The deadline for the submission of abstracts is 30 June 2014.  The UNESCO Chair in Intangible Heritage and Traditional Know-How: Linking Heritage was officially launched in March 2013. On the occasion of its first anniversary, the Chair proposes that its first International Conference should explore new ...
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First Entrepreneurship Field Training held for African site managers and community representatives

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Wed, 10/22/2014 - 08:00
Following the first African World Heritage entrepreneurship training workshops, which took place in Ghana and Senegal in May 2014, an Anglophone Entrepreneurship Field Training Workshop for World Heritage site managers and community representatives from Africa was organized from 22 September to 10 October in Livingstone, Zambia. This Field Training Workshop was devoted to developing a Business Plan and budget for seven pilot projects aimed at bringing direct economic benefits to communities ...
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Women, Guardians of Heritage: 4th seminar on African Heritage

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 17:30
Women: guardians of heritage, keepers of knowledge and know-how, stewards of tradition. Organized by the French Ministry of Culture and Communication, Directorate General of Cultural Heritage and the Department of European and International Affairs under the authority of Mr. Vincent Berjot, Director General of Cultural Heritage, Mr. Bruno Favel, Head of department and Mrs. Caroline Gaultier-Kurhan project supervisor for museums of African Heritage, the fourth edition of the ...
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Young leaders film World Heritage sites at Media Communication Training Workshop in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 08:00
The Asian World Heritage Media/Communication Training Workshop for young people: "Passing the Culture Message" was held in Gyeongju, Republic of Korea, from 9 to 13 October 2014. Fourteen participants from the Asia-Pacific region participated in the programme, which included the opportunity to visit and film three World Heritage sites: Gyeongju Historic Areas, Seokguram Grotto and Bulguksa Temple, and Historic Villages of Korea: Hahoe and Yangdong. The participants in the ...
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Emergency appeal to combat militant elephant poaching in Democratic Republic of the Congo

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Tue, 10/21/2014 - 02:00
The Rapid Response Facility (RRF) has launched an emergency appeal for funds to tackle an upswing in poaching activity in Garamba National Park in Democratic Republic of the Congo (DRC), a World Heritage site inscribed on the World Heritage List in Danger. Please donate now to help us give Garamba's dedicated rangers the vital resources they need to protect the Park's elephantsy Donate The World Heritage Centre is concerned about the increase of poaching and attacks by armed ...
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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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Strengthening Collaboration for the Dja Faunal Reserve

UNESCO World Heritage Centre News - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:00
Stakeholders of the World Heritage property "Dja Faunal Reserve", (DFR) met in Yaoundé (Cameroon) from 24 to 25 September 2014 to evaluate the current situation of threats to the property and to discuss mitigation measures to be taken in response to requests of the World Heritage Committee. They also discussed and agreed upon the framework to be set up to strengthen the coherence and synergy of their actions around the property. Organized within the framework of the ...
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The Age of Sensing: 5th International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology

UNESCO World Heritage Centre Events - Mon, 10/13/2014 - 08:00
In the past, the International Conference on Remote Sensing in Archaeology has been hosted in China, India, and Italy. For the first time in its history, the conference will take place in the United States at Duke University in Durham, North Carolina. The conference theme will be “The Age of Sensing.” The 1990s will be remembered in the history of archaeology as the age of GIS. Now, we are ready to embrace new methods of recording, ...
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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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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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