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…


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

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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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Japanese Paper Conservation course begins

September 1, 2016

Japanese Paper Conservation course begins

The 2016 edition of the JPC-Japanese Paper Conservation course was inaugurated in Tokyo on 29 August.  This highly specialised three-week event will be held from 29 August – 16 September 2016.

The course has been organised once a year since 1992, in collaboration between the Japanese heritage authorities at National Research Institute for Cultural Properties and ICCROM.  This year’s edition brings together ten professionals from around the world.  For the first time, colleagues from Bhutan, Croatia and Iceland are joining the course. Continue reading…


Rapid Assessment for Mural Paintings at Risk in Bagan, Myanmar

June 27, 2016

Workshop starts in Bagan, Myanmar

Rapid assessment for Mural Paintings at Risk: Workshop starts in Bagan, MyanmarA ten-day ICCROM workshop on “Rapid assessment methods for mural paintings in Bagan, Myanmar” (21 June – 01 July 2016) has recently started. The workshop began with a brief review of the achievements and progress made since the previous ICCROM workshop undertaken in Bagan in June 2014.

The sheer scale of the site of Bagan, which is renowned for its extraordinary wealth of heritage, presents a number of key conservation challenges. With more than 2 500 temples and monuments containing exquisite but highly vulnerable wall paintings and decorative stucco, a simple and fast method is needed to establish the site’s conservation priorities through rapid and efficient assessment of the level of damage and vulnerability of the temples and their mural paintings. Continue reading…


CollAsia Course – Conserving Textiles and Costumes, Guatemala

May 27, 2016

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

Conserving Textiles and Costumes in Southeast Asian Collections

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Dates: 24 October – 11 November 2016

Place: Antigua, Guatemala

Organizers

Why

Textiles and costumes are a vibrant part of the heritage collections in Southeast Asia. They attest to sophisticated traditional knowledge systems and complex worldwide trade relations, and have been intimately linked to issues of identity through time. Both historical collections and living heritage communities are custodians of ethnic, religious, military, historic and other collections of textiles and costumes. A shared understanding of material characteristics, manufacturing techniques, design elements, past and current uses, and accompanying social practices are the basis of sound conservation strategies. Continue reading…


Conservation of Built Heritage Course (CBH16) closes

May 6, 2016

International Course on Conservation of Built HeritageOn Friday 29 April, the sixth international course on Conservation of Built Heritage came to successful conclusion with a ceremony that took place at ICCROM.  On this occasion, the participants were presented with their certificates.

Over eight weeks, 17 participants from 17 countries made ICCROM their home. They exchanged diverse experiences and worked together to broaden their perspectives and gain new knowledge in the world of built heritage conservation and management. Over 30 resource persons from ICCROM and from different parts of the world were involved in teaching and sharing their experiences through intensive weeks of lectures, group work, discussions and site visits. Continue reading…


LATAM Course on Stone Observation, Documentation and Diagnosis

May 5, 2016

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

Course on Observation, Documentation and Diagnosis - Chicanná, Campeche, Mexico

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Dates: 10 – 22 October 2016

Place: Archaeological Site of Chicanná, Campeche, Mexico

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Background

In 2010, an agreement was signed by ICCROM and INAH for collaboration in the LATAM Programme for conservation of cultural heritage in Latin America and the Caribbean. Within this context, a series of activities have been carried out, focusing on stone heritage conservation. Continue reading…


Paper Conservation in Latin America: Meeting with the East

April 22, 2016

COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

Paper Conservation in Latin America: Meeting with the East

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Dates: 9 to 25 November 2016

Place: Mexico City, Mexico

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