Management Planning for Cultural Heritage
Dates: 13 – 24 September 2010
Place: Shanghai, People's Republic of China
- WHITRAP - World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and Pacific Region (UNESCO), Shanghai Centre
- ICCROM (International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property)
In collaboration with:
The course aims to provide participants with theoretical and practical knowledge to create management plans in their countries. Taking into account the pressure from the fast pace of development and transformation in the region, participants will improve their strategic planning skills relevant to the management of World Heritage sites. This course will also build a professional platform for participants from different countries in the Asia-Pacific region to strengthen communication and share experiences.
This two-part course is composed of:
- focusing on building knowledge through lectures, discussion, and case studies;
- consolidating gained knowledge through hands-on work on a case study in Yangzhou, China.
During the course, the basic principles of management planning will be discussed as well as the methodologies for carrying it through to fruition. Both the international and Chinese contexts will be explored. A range of learning strategies drawing upon participant experiences and knowledge constitute an essential part of in the programme.
The course will take place in Shanghai during EXPO2010, where exhibitions will contribute to the study from outside perspectives. This course will also draw upon the case study in Yangzhou by exploring conservation and management issues of cultural landscapes in urban contexts.
Prior to arrival in Shanghai, participants are required to prepare a presentation on management issues for cultural heritage sites in their own counties, in order to share their experiences during the course. Additional preparation will be necessary to allow participants familiarize themselves with basic management concepts. Post-course follow-up and networking will also play a critical role for the long-term capacity-building efforts in the region.
The course is designed for a maximum of 20 participants from disciplines including architects, planners, archaeologists, restorers, engineers, site managers, and those working with local authorities with experience in the field of cultural heritage conservation. Priority is given to people working at a decision-making level and those dealing with World Heritage sites or associated institutes/organizations.
In addition, participants should have the following qualifications:
- Be in a position to influence practice in the field or have the potential to do so in the short or medium term;
- Proficiency in English; must be able to read, write, make presentations and participate in discussions. All course content and outputs will be in English.
Participants should be in good health, and able complete all course activities. Participants should be willing to follow-up with the programmes at the UNESCO WHITRAP.
The teaching staff includes leading heritage conservation professionals
with international and regional experience from ICCROM, UNESCO, and regional institutions. These experts will present a broad international perspective in their fields of expertise. Professors from Tongji University, Peking University, Tsinghua University of China and experts from State Administration of Cultural Heritage and other national institutes will contribute to specific topics.
English. Participants are
required to certify their proficiency.
A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants who complete the course successfully.
Please fill out the application form and send it together with the following documentation (by mail or email) to the address below.
Please include the following:
- A full professional curriculum vitae (in English)
- A 3-5 page report on projects concerning cultural heritage conservation that you have been or are involved in. Explain your overall potential for success in applying follow-up actions. During the course, your experience will be shared as a case study to strengthen communications in the region. The report should include details as follows:
- Contextual background (objectives, partners, support, heritage
- Difficulties and challenges encountered;
- Strategic responses developed;
- Certificate attesting your English proficiency;
- Recommendation letter.
All correspondence concerning the above course should be addressed to:
Ms. Yu Liqing and Ms. Li Hong
World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO
Shanghai Centre (WHITRAP, Shanghai)
3rd Floor Wen Yuan Building, 1239 Siping Rd.,
Tongji University, Shanghai 200092
Tel: 0086 21 65987687 ext. 8007
Fax: 0086 21 65987687 ext. 8004
Email: whapshanghai (at) gmail.com
Deadline for receiving applications: 30 May 2010