Over the past 25 years, interest for Japanese paper conservation tradition has been growing within the Latin America paper conservation community, as well as in Portugal and Spain. The main effort has focused on understanding Japanese techniques, materials, and tools.
In the Asia and Pacific region, there are various forms of cultural heritage which are of great value from a global point of view. In order to safeguard this important heritage for future generations, it is necessary to train heritage professionals for proper investigation, analysis and conservation. ACCU Nara, in partnership with ICCROM and Bunkacho, has been organising training courses since 2000 on specific themes with a view to building the capacity of professionals involved with cultural heritage protection in the region. The curriculum of the 20th group training course is designed for young professionals and comprises comprehensive basic knowledge and techniques in the fields of investigation, conservation and management of wooden structures.
Sei interessato a saper di più sulla salvaguardia dei beni culturali in situazioni di emergenza? Il corso dell’ICCROM Pronto soccorso dei beni culturali in situazioni di emergenza (FAC) 2019 intende rispondere a tali questioni offrendo un apprendimento interdisciplinare e l’opportunità di applicazione sul campo. L'attività è indirizzato non solo a professionisti già che lavorano nel campo della conservazione dei beni culturali ma anche a coloro che lavorano in ambito umanitario, nella protezione civile, nel settore militare e in generale nella gestione dei rischi naturali ed antropici.
The Russian North is a treasury of wooden architecture. The unique tradition of vernacular wood construction has been highly developed and preserved there, and rich experience in wooden architecture conservation has been accumulated. The main part of the course “Wooden architecture conservation and restoration” will be held in the largest open air museum of Russia, the Kizhi museum, the collection of which includes 83 wooden architecture monuments. The basis of the museum collection is the UNESCO WHS Kizhi Pogost (XVIII- XIX cc.).
Towards Integrated Protection of Immovable and Movable Cultural Heritage from DisastersCultural heritage is increasingly exposed to disasters caused by natural and human induced hazards such as earthquakes, floods, fires, typhoons, theft, terrorism etc. Recent examples include Earthquakes in Central Mexico in 2017, Central Italy and Myanmar in 2016, Nepal earthquake in 2015, UK floods in 2015, Balkan floods in 2014 and ongoing conflicts in Syria and Yemen.
Cultural heritage is of great value to communities worldwide. It connects us to the past, serves as a basis for our identity and as a source of knowledge. Furthermore, it can contribute to economic growth and sustainable development. However, heritage is vulnerable, especially to the impact of natural disasters.
Japanese paper is internationally recognized as a superior conservation material. However, outside of Japan, it is difficult to gain systematic, holistic knowledge and experience in Japanese paper and Japanese traditional techniques. In this course, a better understanding of the Japanese conservation tradition will be offered to participants from overseas. In addition, the course aims at providing opportunities to build bridges between Japanese and Western paper conservation and to encourage application of Japanese conservation approaches, materials and techniques to non-Japanese cultural heritage as well.
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”.
The ICWCT was initiated as a response to a recommendation at UNESCO’s General Conference in 1980, and has been organized in Norway every second year since 1984. It is directed towards professionals who have been working for some years within the field of wood conservation. The ICWCT covers a wide range of interdisciplinary topics relating to both buildings and objects made of wood. Theoretical and practical aspects of wood conservation are given equal consideration. Interesting cultural heritage sites constructed in wood will be visited during the course.