The course on ‘Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region 2015: Preservation and Restoration of Wooden Structures’, was launched on 1 September at the ACCU Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office in Nara, Japan and will continue until 1 October 2015.
This course is jointly (biannually) organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (Bunkacho); the Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU); ICCROM; and the National Research Institute for Cultural Properties (Tokyo and Nara), in cooperation with the Japanese Association for Conservation of Architectural Monuments (JACAM); the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage (JCIC-Heritage); the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Japan; the Japanese National Commission for UNESCO; the Nara Prefecture Government; and the Nara Municipal Government.
15 participants from 15 countries within the Asia-Pacific Region are participating in the course.
Member States represented: Afghanistan, Bangladesh, China, India, Lao P.D.R., Mongolia, Nepal, Pakistan, Philippines, Viet Nam, and Japan
Non-Member States: Bhutan, Fiji, Indonesia, Samoa and Uzbekistan