||Living Heritage Sites: Asian Academy for Heritage Management (AAHM),
3rd field school in Galle, Sri Lanka
1 - 9 April 2007
Duration: 1 week (1 - 9 April 2007)
Place: Galle, Sri Lanka
Eighteen participants from eight countries: Australia, United Kingdom, Malaysia, Japan, Philippine, Pakistan, Thailand, and Sri Lanka.
The Field School offered the opportunity to study heritage conservation under the guidance of leading experts in this field. The maritime site of Galle, inscribed on the World Heritage List in 1988 for its outstanding architectural value showcasing interaction between European architectural styles and South Asian traditions, provided the real-life context for the training.
The results of the Field School were presented to Sri Lankan and international representatives from national archaeological organizations and national agencies responsible for the protection of coastline and marine resources at the opening of the Regional Experts Meeting n the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage in Galle.
The curriculum of the nine-day training programme consisted of lectures on topics ranging from conservation legislation to underwater archaeology, group work, field trips to heritage sites in Galle as well as diving sessions at several underwater heritage sites in the bay of Galle.
Within the framework of integrated conservation management and with particular regard to the development plan for the expansion of the Galle port, the participants of the Field School conducted a cultural impact assessment of the site.
13 April, 2010