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Saving the world site by site - World Heritage Committee meets in Baku

It's here in Azerbaijan’s capital that Unesco’s 43rd World Heritage Committee met to decide over the course of ten days which sites and monuments needed to be added to the list - and which ones are in danger. More than 2,500 delegates, committee members and experts participated in this annual forum... but who can apply for their site to be included? And what are the criteria that must be fulfilled to be part of the list?

Musée du Palais d'Andafiavaratra : L'ouverture au public sera prévue en novembre 2019

Les personnels du musée du Palais d'Andafiavaratra et ceux d'autres musées en province bénéficieront une formation sur la méthodologie RE-ORG et la réorganisation des salles de réserves.

Marie Kondo do património passou pelas reservas do Museu de Lisboa

Não, não está tudo no Google – e ainda bem. Ainda é possível descobrir tesouros do património e as reservas do Museu de Lisboa são uma caixa de surpresas. A partir de setembro, vão ser parcialmente visitáveis depois de uma intensa e eficaz operação de arrumação. Fomos espreitar as novidades escondidas.

Digital transformation nelle ONG, ecco un testimonial di eccellenza

Solitamente, quando si parla di trasformazione digitale ci si riferisce principalmente all’innovazione nelle aziende o alla digitalizzazione della pubblica amministrazione, ragionando in termini di maggiore efficienza e maggiore efficacia nella risposta alle esigenze di clienti e cittadini. Rischia così di rimanere in secondo piano un aspetto, fondamentale ma troppo poco evidenziato, dell’impatto che la trasformazione digitale ha per supportare uno sviluppo sostenibile.

ICCROM-Sharjah Regional Meet for Stronger Administrative, Legal Frameworks to Protect Cultural Heritage

Sharjah Govt Media Bureau, 24 October 2018
A regional meeting on “Enhancing Administrative and Legislative Frameworks for the Protection of Cultural Heritage" organised by the Regional Centre for Cultural Heritage Conservation in the Arab World (ICCROM - Sharjah), with support from the Swiss government, and the UAE’s Ministry of Culture and Knowledge Development, discussed the significance of the United Arab Emirates initiatives aimed at preserving cultural heritage and the dissemination of heritage culture in upcoming generations.

The BBC's Front Row interviews ICCROM's Aparna Tandon and José Luiz Pedersoli and UNESCO's Giovanni Boccardi on protecting heritage in times of crisis

BBC, 4 October 2018
The BBC's Front Row interviews ICCROM's Aparna Tandon and José Luiz Pedersoli and UNESCO's Giovanni Boccardi on protecting heritage in times of crisis, (interview begins at 18 mins 30 seconds).

Brazil's Museum Fire Proves Cultural Memory Needs a Digital Backup

Wired, 7 September 2018
Fire doesn’t heed history. It doesn’t care about posterity or culture or memory. Fire consumes everything and anything, even if that thing is the last of its kind. On Sunday night, it came for the National Museum of Brazil, burning for six hours and leaving behind ashes where there had been dinosaur fossils, the oldest human remains ever found in Brazil, and audio recordings and documents of indigenous languages.

Panel set up to revive state’s cultural heritage

The Times of India, 6 September 2018
Thiruvananthapuram: The recent floods, which killed hundreds of people and destroyed thousands of homes, have left a devastating impact on the state’s rich cultural heritage as well. The makers of Aranmula Kannadi (mirror), for instance, have lost their source of livelihood, having lost their homes and workshops after the Pamba River spilled over its banks.

ICOMOS-India launches initiative to save cultural heritage damaged in flood-hit Kerala

Business Standard, 22 August 2018
The ICOMOS, a global monument conservation body, has launched an initiative to assess the damage to the rich cultural and built heritage in flood-devastated Kerala and set up an emergency response platform, an official said today.

The Taj Mahal Is Turning Green: The Struggle to Preserve Priceless Monuments

Howstuffworks, 1 August 2018
The Taj Mahal is one of the seven new wonders of the world, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and easily the most famous cultural landmark in India. But a caustic combination of air pollution, water pollution and bug poop (yes, bug poop) has left its mark, literally, on the nearly 400-year-old, palatial marble mausoleum.