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2nd IFLA Africa Symposium - Call for Papers

The 2nd IFLA Africa Symposium will be held between the14th & 18th of October 2013.

 

From  Monday, 14 October 2013 00:00

To  Friday, 18 October 2013 00:00

Preservation and restoration of wooden structures

ICCROM Course

Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia - Pacific Region 2013Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia - Pacific Region 2013: preservation and restoration of wooden structures

Dates: 3 September - 3 October 2013

Place: Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office, Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO.

The objectives of the course are to:
to provide participants with a knowledge of recording/documentation and analytical methods for wooden structures;
to provide participants with a knowledge of principles and methodologies for preservation of wooden structures;
to provide participants with a practical knowledge of technology/techniques and hands-on training for preservation and restoration of wooden structures;
to provide participants with a knowledge of maintenance, utilization, and risk management of historical wooden structures;
to provide participants with an opportunity to network with colleagues from the region and share experiences.


Participants
Application procedure and content
The training course is offered to participants from the following 40 signatory countries of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention (see below). The application form should be submitted no later than 21 June 2013 along with the endorsement of the UNESCO National Commission or the endorsement of the member of JCIC-Heritage. The documents necessary for application are the following.

Application Form (Form 1)
Letter of recommendation by the head of the organization to which the applicant belongs (Annex 1)

Completed applications should be sent to the Secretariat of the ACCU Nara Office at the address below.

From  Tuesday, 03 September 2013 00:00

To  Thursday, 03 October 2013 00:00

Nara

Sub-Saharan Africa’s Cultural Landscapes

Nearly Unknown in the West: Sub-Saharan Africa's Cultural Landscapes


According to Professor Ikem Stanley Okoye, University of Delaware, "there has been no scholarly work that explores African landscapes that doesn't somehow implicate the Europeans." That statement may be less true given a recent conference on cultural landscapes in Sub-Saharan Africa at Dumbarton Oaks. Organized by John Beardsley, the head of landscape and garden studies there, the two-day symposium was designed to contribute to a growing African understanding of their own landscapes, including pre-colonial landscapes and how perceptions of these landscapes were altered during the era of colonialism. Speakers also examined how landscapes are intimately linked with cultural and political identities today.

Beardsley said Africa has an amazing range of "biotic zones," filled with elephants, lions, or, as conservationists like to call them, "charismatic mega-fauna." Beyond the wildlife though, Sub-Saharan Africa is also the "oldest inhabited landscape, the cradle of human species." With thousands of years of history, the cultural landscapes that make up the region are equally as rich and diverse, if unknown in the West.

 

Full article posted by J. Green on http://dirt.asla.org/2013/05/14/13774/


From  Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00

To  Wednesday, 15 May 2013 00:00

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