FROM ICOMOS INTERNATIONAL SCIENTIFIC COMMITTEE ON CULTURAL LANDSCAPES
- Vienne - Autriche/April 25-29
- Rosendal - Norvege/November 22-23
FROM ICOMOS NATIONAL COMMITTEES
“Cultural Landscapes in Argentina”
April 20-21, City of Rosario, ARGENTINA
Organized by the National Committee together with the National University of Rosario. The purposes of the conference, open to ICOMOS members, professionals, students and community are to reflect on the situation and protection of cultural landscapes and natural monuments in the country and to contribute to raise public awareness on these heritage categories. The meeting will include keynotes by invited experts, presentation of papers and posters, debate and conclusions.
April 17, Royal Australian Institute of Architect office, 100 Flinders St, Adelaide
experiences of recent international Cultural Landscape projects
Nancy Pollock Ellwand will present “Cultural Landscape Innovations People Landscape and Identity”. Her presentation will discuss the innovations in Cultural Landscape planning that are coming from countries with significant aboriginal presence, including Australia, New Zealand and Canada. This presentation will trace the evolution of thinking around this concept of cultural landscapes and what these innovations are, including community consultation, dealing with issues of value and meaning, and interpretation.
Elizabeth Vines will present “Cultural Landscapes in Asia the Duong Lam (Vietnam) and Kaiping (China) - case studies on managing change in important fragile settings”. Liz will present two current projects for possible world heritage listing that she has been involved with. In both cases, Liz’s role has been to provide input and advice into the conservation initiatives in these two important rural villages which are set in special landscapes. Both are unique and fragile and will need careful management to ensure that potential world heritage listing and conservation for tourism does not destroy the very essence of the place that listing seeks to protect.
RSVP Anthony Coupe 08 – 82313131 by Friday 13th
“Cultural Landscapes and Monuments of Nature: Just Passing Through: the archaeology of temporary and permanent settlements en route to the Goldfields”
April 18, Sidney, AUSTRALIA
SIMMONDS Lecture Theatre
General Purpose Building 3 (off Myer St)
University of Western Australia, 18:00Hrs.
The conference looks at settlement sites where various components of infrastructure, such as the Hunt’s Wells (1864-66), a telegraph line (1891), a railway line (1894), and the water pipeline (1897-1903) were built. Archaeological evidence from a regional analysis of a sample of the sites indicates they were temporary and that this was reflected in the material culture. The paper will ask: what do isolated places look like from an archaeological perspective, and were these places isolated at all?
ICOMOS NSW-AUSTRALIA & ACT MEMBERS
Juliet Ramsay will discuss current international issues and the workings of the Cultural Landscapes International Scientific Committee. A local perspective case study will demonstrate an approach applied to a Sydney historic landscape (speaker to be announced). Due to meetings of this ISC and CIVIHH in Helsinki, this celebration of World Heritage Day is postponed to FRIDAY 15 June.
Enquiries to Sue Jackson-Stepowski, NSW Representative and Secretary
“NIAGARA FALLS POWER GENERATING STATIONS”
April 21-22nd, Niagara Falls, Ontario, Canada
Organized by the ICOMOS Canada members in the Toronto region. The purpose of the conference, open to ICOMOS members, professionals, students and community is to review the Industrial heritage of three original Niagara Falls power generating stations which are being decommissioned and to discuss ways of better protecting our industrial heritage and assisting those with an interest in the buildings in finding new, sustainable uses for them. The meeting will include keynotes by invited experts, tours of the stations, a round table discussion and conclusions.
“Urban Heritage Facing Global and Local Challenges”
April 17 – 21 2007, Helsinki, FINLAND
Issues related to the preservation of urban heritage, both old and new, will be discussed together with the scientific committee on historic towns and villages CIVVIH. A special session is dedicated to the reflections on historic urban landscapes.
ANNUAL MEETING / VISIT / EXHIBITION / SCIENTIFIC SESSION
April 20, Tbilisi, GEORGIA
Following the annual meeting of Icomos Georgia, a visit to different sites will be held to present the rehabilitated urban landscapes on the Tiblisi Historic District. Also will occur the opening of the photo-exhibit of the Betlemi Project and the announcement of the Belemi Quiarter Development Union as the new temporary venue of this Committee, finally a scientific session will be dedicated to the presentation of research for the management programme for Vardzia-Khertvisi (cultural landscape).
In Germany, the International Day for Monuments and Sites is used to bring heritage protection into the classroom. In Bavaria a pilot project is being launched with primary school children (3rd year), on the initiative of Architect Wolfgang Weise and with the support of the Ministries for Culture and Science, where the children are being presented a monument from their area by their teachers and conservation professionals. The children learn about the monument during their classes and then present the result of their works to the public. This year ten Bavarian schools are taking part in the project and next year at least one school from every Bavarian region will participate. Activities are focussed on Churches, City walls and Castles, but also on historic bridges, for example the famous “Steinerne Brücke” in Regensburg, and historic Kitchens, such as the kitchen in the Abbey of Seligenthal in Lower Bavaria, where the medieval kitchen chimney is being used to build a model, to study and cook baroque cooking recipes. The Jugendstil decorations in the Herz-Jesu Church in Augsburg will serve as inspiration for a jewellery making workshop for school children.
World Heritage Sites: Their presentation to the public
April 14, St. James Cavalier, Valetta, MALTA
Organized by ICOMOS Malta in collaboration with Heritage Malta and the Department of Architecture and Urban Design, the conference will hold 7 speakers which will treat different issues such as: World heritage sites and its conservation (examples), conservation plans, shelters and visitors centers, etc.
FEDERICO SESCOSSE AWARD
April 18, Mexico City, MEXICO
Annual award granted by ICOMOS Mexico to a person who has distinguished themselve by contributing in an exceptional way to the protection, spreading and conservation of the Mexican heritage.
NED University of Engineering and Technology
April 18, PAKISTAN
At the Department of Architecture, NED University of Engineering and Technology, Karachi, the
location of the ICOMOS – Pakistan Secretariat, members of ICOMOS- Pakistan and some of
the faculty of the department have come together to organize an exhibit of posters, collages
and prints for heritage and monuments relating to the city, country and the world. These
exhibits will be based mostly on students’ works. The event is being organized for the
evening of 18th April.
“Cultural Landscape / Theoretical framework and the opportunities of the concept”
April 18, Sremski Karlovci, Serbia
Organized by ICOMOS Serbia, in the historic town of Sremski Karlovci with
its significant landscape elements (National Park Fruska Gora, vineyards, Danube
riverside) which have developed extraordinary active role in the quality of the territory.
The round table will be held in the auditory of the famous Gymnasium, one of the oldest
educational buildings in Serbia. The focus of discussion, that should gather ICOMOS members
as well as professionals, students and community, will be the cultural landscape as the
preservation possibility in the safeguarding of the heritage of Sremski Karlovci.
ICOMOS SRI LANKA
The 18th April is regularly celebrated by over a dozen schools in the World Heritage City of Kandy. At present the senior students are engaged in writing a special booklet with the help of the Archaeological Department on 484 listed buildings in the city. These will be edited and published as 20 to 30 page booklets by the World Heritage Committee of Kandy. The campaign leader is a former Mayor of Kandy, Mrs. Ranaraja.