Course on Management and Monitoring of World Heritage Sites

May 23, 2017

 

Course on Management and Monitoring of World Heritage Sites

with special reference to China

 

 Management and Monitoring of World Heritage Sites

DATES: 14-25 August 2017

PLACE: Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, China

ORGANIZERS:        

SACH- State Administration of Cultural Heritage, China

CACH- China Academy of Cultural Heritage

ICCROM- International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property

Management and Monitoring of World Heritage SitesBACKGROUND

The course is organized by ICCROM and CACH at the invitation of the State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH) to benefit professionals working at World Heritage properties in China. However, the course will also be attended by international group of participants selected by ICCROM and funded by SACH. This course is a follow up to two successful courses on “Management and Monitoring of World Heritage Sites with special reference to China” organized and implemented 2011 and 2016 at the invitation of SACH. Continue reading…


CollAsia: Packing and Storing Objects and Collections

May 16, 2017

Packing and Storing Objects and Collections

Tradition and Modernity

National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of Korea, Daejeon

Packing and Storing Objects and Collections

Packing and Storing Objects and CollectionsDate: 11 – 25 October 2017

Place: National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of Korea

Organizers:

  • National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage of Korea
  • ICCROM

with the support of:

  • CHA – Korean Cultural Heritage Administration
  • Korea National University of Cultural Heritage

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Preservation and Restoration of Wooden Structures

April 18, 2017

Training Course on Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region 2017: Preservation and Restoration of Wooden Structures

Wooden structures in JapanDates: 29 August – 28 September 2017

Place: Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO [Nara Pref. Nara General Office, 757 Horen-cho, Nara, Japan] and related research institutions.

Organizers (Tentative)

This course is jointly organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (Bunkacho); Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU); International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM); and National Research Institute for Cultural Properties [Tokyo and Nara].  Further joint organizers collaborating on the course are the Japanese Association for Conservation of Architectural Monuments (JACAM), Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage (JCIC-Heritage) under the auspices of Japanese National Commission for UNESCO, Nara Prefectural Government, and Nara City Government.

Background

In the Asia and the Pacific region there are various forms of cultural heritage, including wooden structures, which are of great value from a global point of view. In order to safeguard this important cultural heritage for future generations, it is necessary for heritage professionals to carry out proper investigation, analysis and preservation. ACCU Nara Office, in partnership with ICCROM and Bunkacho has been organizing training courses since 2000 on this topic, with a view to building the capacities of professionals who have been involved in cultural heritage protection in the Asia and the Pacific region. This training course aims to provide participants with the latest methods and techniques for investigation, preservation, restoration and management of wooden structures. Continue reading…


Nature-Culture Linkages in Asia and the Pacific

April 13, 2017

Capacity Building Workshop on Nature-Culture Linkages in Heritage Conservation in Asia and the Pacific

red japanese pagodaDates: 15 – 26 September 2017

Place: University of Tsukuba, Japan

Organized by the World Heritage Studies and the Certificate Programme on Nature Conservation (CPNC) at the University of Tsukuba, in cooperation with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, IUCN, ICCROM and ICOMOS.

The CBWNCL

Heritage Conservation is an evolving practice, and one of the current debates focuses on identifying and recovering the connections between the nature and culture sectors. This exchange has become instrumental for the interpretation, conservation and sustainable management of both natural and cultural heritage sites.

The purpose of the Capacity Building Workshops on Nature-Culture Linkages in Asia and the Pacific (CBWNCL) is to contribute to the World Heritage Capacity Building Programme led by ICCROM and IUCN, in consultation with ICOMOS and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre, in developing new approaches towards integrated conservation of cultural and natural heritage. These workshops began in 2016 and explore nature-culture linkages with a focus on theory and practice in Asia and the Pacific Region. The visit to Japanese heritage sites forms a core component of the programme, where participants conduct practical work. Participants will be able to understand issues and explore approaches being adopted in the field. Continue reading…


Introduction to Documentation and Conservation of Built Heritage

April 10, 2017

 Introduction to Documentation and Conservation of Built Heritage in the Arab Region

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT 2017

Introduction to Documentation and Conservation of Built Heritage in the Arab Region

 

 

 

Introduction to Documentation and Conservation of Built Heritage in the Arab Region

Under the Patronage of H.H. Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, the ICCROM-ATHAR Regional Conservation Centre in Sharjah (ICCROM-ATHAR) is offering an introductory course programme composed of five course modules on: “Introduction to Documentation and Conservation of Built Heritage in the Arab Region”. This programme focuses on the professional development of those institutions and individuals whose task it is to look after cultural heritage. These one-week training modules will address the following areas:

  1. Introduction to Architectural Documentation for Built Heritage
  2. Introduction to Conservation of Stone and Mortar
  3. Introduction to Structural Conservation
  4. Principles of Conservation in the Management of Historic Sites
  5. Introduction to Conservation of Earthen Architecture

ICCROM-ATHAR is committed to the safeguarding of cultural heritage in the Arab region, for the benefit of local societies, individual countries and the region as a whole through the dissemination of the best practices in heritage conservation and management.

** Attendance on three of the five modules is mandatory in order to obtain the course certificate for this introductive course programme of ICCROM-ATHAR.

Module fees for the three modules will be of 1600 US Dollars.

If you wish to participate in more than the three required modules, please indicate this request on the application form. Continue reading…


Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage

March 9, 2017

Course Announcement

Disaster Risk Management of Cultural HeritageTwelfth  International Training Course (ITC) on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage

Date: 28 August to 16 September, 2017

Place: Kyoto, Kobe and Kumano, Japan

Application deadline: 19 April 2017

Organized by:

Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, in cooperation with UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOMOS/ICORP & ICOM

Supported by: Japanese National Institutes for Cultural Heritage (NICH)



Sub theme of ITC2017

Towards Integrated Protection of Immovable and Movable Cultural Heritage from Disasters

Cultural heritage is increasingly exposed to disasters caused by natural and human-induced hazards such as earthquakes, floods, fires, terrorism etc. Recent examples include Earthquakes in Central Italy and Myanmar in 2016, the Nepal earthquake in 2015, the Balkan floods in 2014 and ongoing conflicts in Syria and Yemen. These disasters not only affect the immovable heritage components such as monuments, archaeological sites and historic urban areas but also cause damage to the movable components that include museum collections and heritage objects that are in active use, such as religious and other artefacts of significance to the local community. Continue reading…


20th International Course on Stone Conservation – SC17

March 7, 2017

20th International Course on Stone Conservation – SC17

Dates:  9 October – 8 December 2017

Place: Mexico City and Chicanná (Campeche), Mexico

Partners

20th International Course on Stone Conservation – SC17Background

In many regions of the world, stone was historically the predominant material used for building and artistic purposes. Accordingly, the conservation and maintenance of architectural and decorative stone is a core activity in such regions. Factors such as climate change, pollution, use demands, lack of maintenance, and inappropriate past treatments present challenges for the conservation of stone buildings, structures and objects. In addition to these factors, the decline in traditional building techniques, craft practices and repair methods is also threatening our ability to sustain stone structures and objects into the future. These conservation issues require a multidisciplinary approach that involves professionals, craftspeople, policy makers and owners.

The International Course on Stone Conservation was created in 1976.  Nineteen courses have successfully been conducted between then and 2009 in Venice, and since 2011 it has been held biennially in Rome. The new course which will be held in Mexico reflects advances in practice, science, and technology, including the integration of practical methodologies for stone conservation on sites, buildings and structures. Continue reading…


SOIMA 2017: Sustaining Sound and Image Collections

February 8, 2017

SOIMA 2017: Sustaining Sound and Image Collections

 

 

SOIMA 2017: Sustaining Sound and Image CollectionsDeadline extended:  April 3, 2017

Date: 9 July to 23 July 2017

Place: Institute of African Studies at the University of Ghana, Accra, Ghana

Organizers: ICCROM and the University of Ghana

 

 

 

The Challenge

Recorded sound and images have captured our world, our lives and our imagination. They bring us knowledge, enjoyment and inspiration.  They also enhance many professions, from education, design, software development and human rights advocacy, to those more directly related to audiovisual media, such as film and documentary production.

Thanks to rapid advancements in social media and information technologies, it has become much easier to share and use sound and image content. Yet contrary to common perception, not all content is readily usable. Beyond large broadcasting archives and dedicated audio-visual repositories, there is extremely valuable sound and image content, both still and moving, spread among diverse cultural and research organizations and individual collections, including in museums, libraries, universities, and archives.

Collaboration, and exchange of information and know-how between institutions and specialists is key to unlocking this heritage

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