International Day for Monuments and Sites - 18 April 2019 - Events

In 2019, the theme is Rural Landscapes.

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Argentina/UruguayArmenia - Australia - Austria - BahrainBoliviaBosnia-Herzegovina - Brazil - CanadaChile - China - CroatiaEstoniaFrance - GreeceIndiaItaly - IranIreland - Jamaica - Japan - JordanKorea - KosovoLatviaLithuaniaMacedoniaMalaysia - Mauritius - MexicoMorocco - NepalNigeria - pays imaginaire - PeruPoland - PortugalQuebec - Russia - SerbiaSloveniaSpain - Turkey - United Arab EmiratesUruguay -  USA - Venezuela

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Title of your event: First Rioplatense Conference on Cultural Heritage
What? The event begins at 10 h and has six conferences on topics related to cultural heritage shared by the Argentine Republic and the Oriental Republic of Uruguay.
1. Martha Marengo (Arg) "Charles Thays, the centennial landscape painter"
2. Alicia Torres (Uru) "The landscape work of Charles Thays in Montevideo"
3. Flavia Rinaldi (Arg) "The restoration of the atelier of Suipacha and Paraguay work of Antonio Bonet I Castellana"
4. Gabriela Asuaga and Mariana Frances (Uru) "Project experience: Value enhancement of Punta Ballena urbanization work of Antonio Bonet I Castellana."
5. William Rey (Uru) "Latin America on the World Heritage List"
6. Carlos Moreno (Arg) "The rural landscapes of Rio de la Plata" (to be confirmed)
The event ends at 17 h with a visit to the Barolo Palace, designed by the architect Mario Palanti.
Who? Organizers: Argentine ICOMOS Committee, Uruguayan ICOMOS Committee, Argentina / Chamber of Deputies of the Argentine Nation,
Administrative Commission of the Confitería Del Molino
When? Friday, April 26, 2019. 10 h
Where? Auditorium of the Annex of the Chamber of Deputies of the Nation. 1841, Rivadavia Avenue, Buenos Aires, Argentina
Official contact: info[at] / jornadarioplatense[at]
Official website:
Attachments: Poster
Official declaration made after the event (english, spanish)



Events titles: 1.      Exhibition  “Rural Landscape Heritage in the Context of Armenian Culture". 
                     2.      Concert: folk performances
What?  •   Within the framework of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS/Armenia in collaboration with Yerevan Municipality “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve is organizing an exhibition entitled as “Rural Landscape Heritage in the Context of Armenian Culture".  The event aims at rising public awareness and contributing the evaluation and preservation of rural landscape. Highlighting the importance of rural landscape heritage, the periods of Urartu and the late Middle Ages will be presented. All selected structures are unique for their historical, cultural, educational and architectural values and have a significant role. The exhibition  will also will composed of illustrated posters.
            •  On this occasion various  Armenian regional folk performances will be performed.
            •  As a samples of the intangible heritage various rural dishes of different regions will be  served, accompanying by the Armenian traditional taraz.   
Who? ICOMOS/Armenia , Yerevan Municipality “Erebuni” Historical & Archaeological Museum-Reserve
When? 18 April 2019
Where? Armenia, Yerevan, Erebuni st. 38
Official contacts: icomosarm[at]
Offcial websites:
Attachment: Poster



First event: Event title: The 2019 Jim Kerr Address on the International Day for Monuments & Sites
Who? Australia ICOMOS in association with the Sydney Opera House and the Heritage Council of NSW
What? The Jim Kerr Address pays respect to his legacy by perpetuating open inquiry into the understanding of place and the constant review of progress in conservation planning practice. The guest speaker will be Professor Bruce Pascoe.
When? 5.30pm, 18 April 2019
Where? Utzon Room, Sydney Opera House, Bennelong Point, Sydney 2000
Official contact: Australia ICOMOS Secretariat, austicomos[at]
Official website:

Second event: Event title:  A study of historic houses and gardens in the United Kingdom
Who? Australia ICOMOS in association Heritage South Australia
What? Chris Payne, recipient of the Alex Copland Attingham Scholarship to the 2018 Attingham Summer School in the United Kingdom, will talk about his experience at the Attingham Summer School
When? 4.30pm, 17 April 2019
Where? Level 8 Kitchen Area, 81-95 Waymouth Street, Adelaide
Official contact: Australia ICOMOS Secretariat, austicomos[at]
Official website:



Event title: Guided tours to address the topic of (rural) landscapes 
What? 2 guided tours on the topic of CITYscapes and LANDscapes
“CITYscapes” consists of three tours:
Tour 1: “Conservation - the roof of St. Michael’s Church - 500 years of carpentry”
Tour 2: “Restoration – historic structures through the ages: work on the façade of the Academy of Fine Arts Tour 3 is a visit of Zacherlhaus under the title “Conversion: concepts of use for a residential and commercial building of Viennese modernism
The LANDscapes tour leads to the Wachau in summer 2019.
Who? Emerging Professionals of ICOMOS Austria
When? CITYscapes on the 12.04.2019 and LANDscapes in the summer 2019 (detailed information will follow)
Where? CITYscapes - Vienna / LANDscapes - Wachau 
Official website:
Official contact: idms[at]
Attachment: Poster


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Event title: Archaeology Walkathon
What? On the occasion of 18 April International Day for Monuments and Sites (World Heritage Day), the Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities and ICOMOS Bahrain organize 8 km long walkathon passing through a number of archaeological sites and agricultural lands in the north of Bahrain. The walk will start at the World Heritage Site of Qal’at Al-Bahrain - Ancient Harbour and Capital of Dilmun and end at the Barbar Temples Site. The starting point, World Heritage Site of Qal’at Al-Bahrain (Bahrain Fort), will give the opportunity to highlight the close relations between the archaeological settlement and the farm lands where the traditional agricultural practices continue to exist. The walking tour will pass through various other archaeological sites from different periods,
among which are Archaeological Site of Hilla Islamic Settlement, Al Hajer Archaeological Site, Shakhoura Burial Mounds and Barbar Temples Site. The transportation will be provided from the Barbar Temples Site back to Qal'at al-Bahrain. Water and light meals will be served during the event.
Who? ICOMOS Bahrain & Bahrain Authority for Culture and Antiquities
When? 20 April 2019
Where? Bahrain, starting point: World Heritage Site of Qal'at al-Bahrain, end: Barbar Temples Site
Contact officiel: icomosbahrain[at]
Site internet officiel:,16973,en.php



Who? ICOMOS Bolivia, Cultural Center of Spain in La Paz, AECID
What? IV Cycle. Space for debate and reflection, the theme of this period are the new concepts on Cultural Heritage
When? The last Wednesday of each month, from March to November
6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Where? Bolivia, La Paz City, Av. Camacho #1484
Official contact: bolivia.icomos[at]
Official website:

Who? ICOMOS Bolivia, University of San Andres, Arquitectura Careers
What? Itinerant exhibition: Heritage and Rural Landscape, research work on World Heritage and National Heritage
When? April 18th.9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
Where? Bolivia, La Paz City, Atrium of the University, Av. Villazón #1995
Official contact: bolivia.icomos[at]
Official website:
Attachments: Poster DIMS.jpg

Who? University of San Andres, Observatory of the Archaeological Cultural Heritage - OPCA, Arquitectura, Antropología y Arqueología careers
ICOMOS Bolivia
What? Participation of public institutions and organized civil society to discuss the current status of rural heritage in Bolivia:
Municipal Government of La Paz, Departmental Government of La Paz, Ministry of Culture and Tourism, CONCIPCULTA, Departmental Council of Cultures of La Paz, Departmental College of Architects of La Paz.
When? April 17th. 6:30 to 9:00 p.m.
Where? Bolivia, La Paz City, Auditorium Max Portugal, Av. Villazón #1995
Official contact: bolivia.icomos[at]
Official website:
Attachments: Poster Conversatorio.jpg



Two events:

1st event: Event title: Old Castle Dubrovnik in Bosnia and Herzegovina and its rural landscape
What? Different events
Who? NC ICOMOS in B&H; NGOs Napredak, San; Municipality Ilijaš
When? 25th May 2019, 10-17
Where? Old Castle Dubrovnik, Koposici and its rural environment
Official contact: vssimcic[at]
Official website:

2nd event: Event title:
1st lecture: ICOMOS in world and in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Miroslav Malinovic, PhD, Assis. Prof.
2nd lecture: World Heritage buildings and sites in Bosnia and Herzegovina, Milijana Okilj, PhD, Assis.
What? Lectures
Who? Organizer: NC ICOMOS in B&H, Co-organizer: Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, University of Banja Luka
When? Wednesday 17.04.2019,17h
Where? University campus Banja Luka, Faculty of Architecture, Civil Engineering and Geodesy, Lecture Hall
Official contact: vssimcic[at]
Official website:



Who? Icomos Brasil; UCPel – Universidade Católica de Pelotas e UFPel – Universidade Federal de Pelotas.
What? Encontro Dia Internacional de Monumentos e Sìtios - “Paisagens Rurais”/International Day for Monuments and Sites - "Rural Landscapes" Meeting.
When? April 18
Where? Brazil – Pelotas – Museu do Doce (Praça Cel. Pedro Osório, Casarão 8 – Centro)
Official contact: Icomos Brasil / Núcleo Rio Grande do Sul - icomosnucleors[at]
Official website:
Attachments: Poster 



Event title: Conservation and Sustainability Challenges to Maintaining Canada’s Rural Landscapes
What? A symposium that applies cultural and natural heritage lenses to the development, management and impacts on rural landscapes in Canada. Six notable professionals will participate in the roundtable discussion.
Who? Organizers: ICOMOS Canada and the NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering Program, Carleton University
When? Thursday, April 18, 2019, from 2:00pm to 4:00pm
Where? Carleton Immersive Media Studio (CIMS), 4th floor, Visualization and Simulation Building (VSIM), Carleton University, Ottawa, CANADA
Official contacts: Fergus Maclaren, ICOMOS Canada ftmaclaren[at],
                           Laurie Smith, NSERC CREATE Heritage Engineering Program laurie.smith3[at]



Event title: 2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting - Archaeological Heritage and World Heritage Sites: Towards Sustainable Management of Landscapes
What? The 2019 ICAHM Annual Meeting will provide a meeting ground for preservationists and local communities and indigenous groups in South America. The conference themes elicit contributions about legal frameworks, intellectual and TEK property rights, bioethics, aboriginal and community archaeology, and dialogue on controlling and mitigating the impacts of plundering and illegal trade.
This 2019 meeting will engage national ICOMOS committees in South America and globally to consider the themes within the overall context of “Archaeological Heritage and World Heritage Sites, Towards the Sustainable Management of Landscapes”. Shifting from sites to landscapes addresses broader communities engaged and impacted by world heritage designations, and especially indigenous peoples, their participation in decision-making, and their control over their indigenous places and traditional knowledge.
Conference themes:
• Indigenous Archaeologies in Latin America: Archaeologists, Archaeology and Indigenous Peoples
• The role of States, communities and experts in the conservation and management of the cultural and archaeological heritage of the Andean peoples of northern Chile
• Processes of plundering and restitution of archaeological and anthropological collections
• Public Archaeology and First Peoples (Indigenous) Communities
• Competing Values: Bioethics in Practice within Archaeological and Anthropological Research
We will also organize two round-tables focused on:
• Mentoring Session on Desk Audits/Site Visits
• World Bank Consultations and Other Professional Networking
Who? ICAHM and ICOMOS Chile
When? 3-6 December 2019
Where? Country, town, address: Arica, Chile, Antay Hotel
Official contact: conference[at]
Official website:
Attachments: conference brochure



Event title: Awards for Best Practices on Heritage Conservation in China
What? Awarding and presenting the best practices on heritage conservation in China, mainly the conservation and restoration projects for historic or modern architecture. The award is at its fifth anniversary and receive wide attention from the public, and it has presented the modeling approaches to heritage conservation, in line with a series of international and domestic principles for monuments and sites. ICOMOS China has been co-organizing the event for the past two years and the sole organizer for this year’s event.
When? From April 18th, 2018
Where? Tsinghua University
Official contact: icomoschina[at]
Official website:

Event title: Rural Heritage Conservation and Cultural Extension— Focused on the Guli Town of Changshu City
What? This event is organized through the platform of “The movement of the origins” which aims to integrate the essence of cultural heritage into the daily life and various practices. This event emphasizes the cultural essence and conservation of rural heritage and intends to raise public awareness, enhance public understanding and call for active participation in the revitalization and conservation of cultural heritage. Moreover, the event focuses on the Guli town of Changshu City and would invite scholars, cultural heritage photographers, project managers, local residents as well as students to come up with suggestions about the present and future development of cultural heritage. The arranged activities include site visit, interpretation and communication of intangible cultural heritage.
Who? School of Archaeology and Museology of Peking University
World Heritage and Tourism Cultures Integration Development Committee (WHTCC)
Yuanjian Design of Jiangsu Province
When? April 18th, 2019
Where? Changshu City, Jiangsu Province
Official email: wellspringchn[at]

ICOMOS International Conservation Center-Xi’an
Event title: Rural Landscape
What? IICC-X would like to organize a debate competition that covers different topics and perspectives of “Rural Landscape” for eight schools in total, including two elementary schools, four middle schools and two colleges, divided into four groups based on their ages.
We hope this event would be an excellent opportunity for youths in Xi’an to gain deeper understanding of significant role of cultural heritage, raise awareness of consciously protection cultural heritage and bridge communications between cultural heritage and communities.
Three themes 1. Elementary school 2. Middle school 3.College
Who? ICOMOS International Conservation Center-Xi’an
When? April 13th, 2019
Where? Small Wild Goose Pagoda, Xi’an, Shanxi

Event title: 2019 "Protection and Utilization of the Traditional Village” Forum and Design Projects Evaluation
What? During the process of urbanization, the traditional villages no longer satisfy the needs of the modern society and face plenty of serious problems. In order to better conserve the cultural heritage in the mountains, several universities among the region have conducted in-depth research accordingly. This is event will be held in the form of academic forum and design projects evaluation. This event aims to communicate the new ideas and achievements about the development and innovation of rural heritage conservation technology from the perspectives of architectural design, urban planning and conservation of historical buildings, including case studies and research analysis.
Who? School of Architecture of Shanghai Jiao Tong University
When? 13:30-18:00, April 13th, 2019
Where? No.399 Kaijiangzhong RD, Sijing County, Songjiang District, Shanghai, China (House of Sun Shilin)

Event title: Approaching History, Inheriting Civilization- Activities of promoting cultural heritage on campus
What? The opening ceremony of the “Photo Exhibition Celebrating Thirty Years of China’s World Cultural Heritage” held by ICOMOS China, aims to spread the cultural significance of Nanjing City Wall, arouse the awareness of protecting cultural heritage, cultivate the emotions regarding cultural heritage, pass on knowledge related to heritage conservation technology, promote the active participation of the younger generation in the process of heritage conservation. The activities consist of book-donation ceremony, volunteer recruitment ceremonies, exhibitions and public lectures.
Who? Nanjing City Wall Protection Management Center and Nanjing Forestry University Library
When? From April 18th, 2018
Where? Nanjing Forestry University Library
Official website:

Event title: Revisit Xie Dian—Vernacular heritage and rural sustainable development
What? On the International Day for Monuments and Sites, a group of designers who have participated in the process of conservation and renewal planning and design, along with the members of the Historical Building Research Association of Hubei Province will pay a return visit to Xie Dian and conduct post-evaluation regarding the results of the planning and design of the site. And they will also discuss with the local aborigines, government administration, companies, scholars and cultural heritage volunteers about the relationship between vernacular heritage and rural sustainable development in the context of the National rural revitalization policy.
Who? Historical Building Research Association of Hubei Province/ The Historical Building Research Centre of Zhong Xin Architectural Design Research Institute Co., Ltd.
When? April 18th, 2019
Where? Xie Dian Village, Song Bu town, Ma Cheng city, Hubei Province
Official contact: 552193071[at]
Offical website Wechat: Historical Building Research Association of Hubei Province

Event title: Symposium on revitalization and sustainable development of cultural heritage in China—Baozhensai summit
Three themes of discussion :
Topic 1: Study on the cultural significance of Seeburg heritage.
Intend to invite the experts of cultural heritage and the representatives of the management department of Seeburg heritage to communicate the contemporary cultural significance of both sites.
Topic 2: Revitalization of heritage and efficiency improvement of the scenic area. Intend to invite relevant representatives from outstanding cultural scenic spots to share the experience of product development, cultural communication and public service regarding cultural heritage attractions.
Topic 3: Revitalization of heritage and revitalization of rural cultural tourism.
Intend to invite the relevant representatives of outstanding cases of cultural heritage conservation in rural areas and distinguished cases of adaptive utilization to share the experience of combining cultural heritage with rural revitalization.
Who? ICOMOS China, Sichuan Cultural Relics Administration
When? May 9th to 10th, 2019
Where? Baozhensai, Wusheng County, Guangan City, Sichuan Province

Event title: Symposium on Rural Heritage Tourism and Sustainable Development
What? In response to the theme of “Rural Landscape” on the International Day for Monuments and Sites and the “Rural Revitalization” Strategy proposed by the 19th National Congress of the Communist Party of China, in the context of the integration of culture and tourism, Zhang Chaozhi, professor of the School of Tourism at Sun Yat-Sen University leads a tourism research team to carry out the discussion about the related practices and academic topics of rural heritage protection and revitalization with the theme of “Rural Heritage Tourism and Sustainable Development”. Seven lectures have been arranged for the symposium.
Who? School of Tourism of Sun Yat-Sen University
When? 18:10-22:00, April 18th, 2019
Where? The Academic Hall of School of Tourism, Zhuhai Campus, Sun Yat-Sen University
Official contact: zhouxf0712[at]
Official website:

Event title: Walk into the Zhongdu of Yuan Dynasty and experience the history
What? The historical relics displayed in the Museum of the Zhongdu of Yuan Dynasty were unearthed at the archaeological site, and the museum is an extension of the archaeological site. On the International Day for Monuments and Sites, teenagers would visit the museum to enhance their understanding of the Zhangbei culture and historical sites. The event also aims to enhance the conservation of the cultural relics and heritage sites. The arranged activities include site visit and DIY modeling of historical buildings.
Who? the Museum of the Zhongdu of Yuan Dynasty
When? April 18th, 2019
Where? the Museum of the Zhongdu of Yuan Dynasty, Hebei Province
Official contact : 0313-5398182



1st event: Event title: "Dal piede del monte a Pinguente"
What? A lecture by historian Matija Nežić, about the controversial building of the new road from the rural landscape surroundings to the town of Buzet in the XIX century.
The lecture will encompass the general history of the area in that period of time and the, often tense, relationship between inhabitants of the predominantly rural surroundings and the people from the town. It will clarify the birth of the infrastructure that brought modernity and that is still in use today.
Who? POU "Augustin Vivoda" Buzet (Open University "Augustin Vivoda" Buzet - Croatia)
When? 18th of April 2019
Where? Croatia, Buzet, 2.istarske brigade 2, 52420 Buzet
Official website:
Attachments: Poster

2nd event: Event title: Dialogues with Heritage 2019
What? A scientific meeting on the occasion of World Heritage Day, with University of Rijeka, Faculty of Philosophy.
Who? Organizers ICOMOS Croatia.
Where? University of Rijeka, Faculty of Philosophy.
When? 17th and 18 th of April 2019.


Title event: Heritage and Rights training course and seminar: cooperation between state, community and individual in the governance and management of heritage to empower communities, the sustainable development goals.
Target group: representatives of the heritage communities, owners, public authorities, experts, students of Nordic and Baltic countries, ICOMOS “Common Dignity” working group members, invited guests.
Who? ICOMOS Estonia, Estonian Academy of Arts and University of Tartu, ICOMOS Norway and The Norwegian Centre of Human Rights, University of Oslo, Environmental Board and Heritage Board of Estonia
What? Training course and seminar
When? 1.-6. May 2019.
Where? Estonia
Official contact: to registrer : ave.paulus[at]
Official website:



Event title: Historical rural landscapes around "Port-Royal des Champs"
Who? Sylvain HILAIRE. Member of Icomos - France since 2017 (Project of a Icomos day on cultural landscapes in 2020, with Stéphanie de Courtois, Secretary General pf secrétaire générale of the ICOMOS-IFLA International Committee on Cultural Landscapes). Sylvain Hilaire has a Phd in History (Cross specialized in cultural history and environmental history) ; Heritage Conservation Officer ; Head of the Ressources and interpretation Centre of the national museum of Port-Royal des Champs.
What? Stroll - Talk / Cultural walk to discover the rich history of the rural landscapes around Port-Royal, From the Middle-Age to nowadays. The landscapes around the historical site of Port-Royal-des-Champs is interesting to put in perspective the history and the evolution of rural landscapes in the long run in the European context.
The rural landscapes of Port-Royal have experienced numerous evolutions. (Construction of the Versailles Palace and its domain, reparceling of the land imposed by the creation of the "Grand Parc de Versailles", great urban development programmes put in place by the Général de Gaulle).
When? Thursday 18th of April from 9 AM to noon.
Where? France / Ile-de-France / Yvelines / Magny-les-Hameaux / Musée national de Port-Royal des Champs
Official contact: sylvain.hilaire[at]
Official website:
Free. It is recommanded to registrer. Meeting point : in front of the Granges parc gate (Site haut de Port-Royal des Champs / side Magny-les-Hameaux)
Walk level: easy (recommanded to wear adapted shoes)
route: 7km
Duration: 3h00, with breaks.


1st event: Title of your event: Celebration event “Historical Landscapes / Cultural Landscapes”
Who? ICOMOS Hellenic in collaboration with the National Technical University of Athens under the auspices of the Hellenic National Committee for UNESCO and the Ministries of Culture & Sports and of Environment and Energy.
What? One day conference on the occasion of celebrating the International Day on Monuments and Sites
When? April 18, 2019
Where? National Technical University of Athens, Athens Greece
Official contact: Sofia Avgerinou-Kolonia, sofia.kolonia[at]
Official website:
Attachments: Poster

2nd event: Title of your event: Guided tour to the archaeological site of Ramnous within the framework of celebrating the International Day of Monuments and Sites.
Who? ICOMOS Hellenic in collaboration with the Hellenic Ministry of Culture and Sports Ephorate of Antiquities of Eastern Attica.
What? Guided tour to the archaeological site of Ramnous situated at a small valley on the north-eastern coast of Attica. The site constitutes an important rural landscape within which an important sanctuary dedicated to Nemesis, the goddess of justice. Prospering over the centuries, the area had been continuously inhabited since Neolithic times, and held a vital strategic position in Attica’s defence.
When? April 21, 2019
Where? Archaeological site of Ramnous, Attica, Greece
Official contact: Kyriakos Psaroudakis, kpsaroudakis[at], Sofia Spyropoulou, sspiropoulou[at]
Official website:

3rd event: Title of your event: International conference “Ancient Mining Landscapes: Prospects of management planning and synergies”
Who? ICOMOS Hellenic under the auspices of the Hellenic National Committee for UNESCO and the Ministries of Culture & Sports and of Environment and Energy.
What? The scope of the conference is to share opinions and acquired knowledge between experts regarding the preservation and management of the ancient mining landscapes, their value as monuments of rural heritage and to discuss principles and policies for their sustainable management.
When? November , 2019
Where? Athens, Greece
Official contact: Elena Korka, Elena.Korka[at], Sofia Spyropoulou, sspiropoulou[at]
Official website:

4th event: Title of your event: Conference “The rural landscape in Greek Antiquity: Aspects and reflections of a multi-dynamic field”
Who? ICOMOS Hellenic under the auspices of the Hellenic National Committee for UNESCO and the Ministries of Culture & Sports and of Environment and Energy.
What? The scope of the conference is to highlight the historic and cultural dimension of the ancient Greek landscapes and discuss its multiple aspects under the perspective of archaeology, religion, arts, production development, defense and environmental awareness.
When? December, 2019
Where? Athens, Greece
Official contact: Kyriakos Psaroudakis, kpsaroudakis[at] , Sofia Spyropoulou, sspiropoulou[at]
Official website:



Who? ICOMOS/Chandigarh College of Architecture.
What? Within the framework of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, ICOMOS/INDIA in collaboration with C.C.A is organizing a Symposium exploring the rural landscape of modern cities.
The event aims at empowering the public awareness towards existence and perseverance of rural landscape. Our Keynote speaker Ar. Amita Sinha will throw light on the topic presenting her invaluable work in Jamshedpur. Further the panel.discussion will be contributed to by academician Prof. Ravinder Kaur and Prof Rajivlochan who have explored the rural landscape in the social, historical and urbanistic context with Chandigarh and its peripheral development. Also enlarging the debate would be eminent legal expert Ms.Rita Kohli and Mr Bhavdeep Modi sharing their views on the subject. The intangible values of culture n tradition would be staged by Ar.Saumya Sharma.
Her recent book on the lost heritage of Shimla will also be launched after the panel discussion.
When? 18 April 2019
Where? Chandigarh College of Architecture , Sector-12, Chandigarh, India, 1600012
Official contacts: 01722741596, 9779123457
Offcial websites: currentlty under revision.
Attachment: Poster

2nd event : Event title "Rural Landscape – A New paradigm as Heritage"
What? Seminar & Discussion on “Rural Landscape – A New paradigm as Heritage”This includes a discussion forum involving local village communities and understanding their perspective of sustenance of rural landscape and how belief systems and social practices contribute to it.
We will also have side events:
- Dialogue on Significance of Mubarak Mandi Palace Complex with Local Community
- Heritage walk of Mubark Mandi Palace Complex, Jammu
Who? Sanrakshan Heritage Consultants in Association with VIRASAT (local NGO)(this is a joint effort of 2 ICICH Members, Mrinalini Atrey and Munish Pandit)
When? 18th April 2019 from 10:00 to 17:00
Where? Mubarak Mandi Palace Complex, Jammu, J&K, India
Official contact: +91(11)27021968

3rd event: Event title : Group Selfie Contest
What? A Group Selfie Contest for all our youth members (AYUDHIANS) in India. They would share their group selfies (with friends)
Who? AYUDH - an International youth wing founded by World renowned Humanitarian leader, Sadguru Shri Mata Amritanandamayi Devi (Amma). with the theme - Rural Landscapes, with short description of the landscape in the photo
When? 6-16 April, 2019
Where? India, Kayamkulam, "Office of Youth Empowerment", Amrita Vishwa Vidyapeetham, Amritapuri - 690525
Official Contact details: Br. Jisha V Sathyan (9446578200),
                                      Shakti Prasad (9497498319)
Facebook link: 



1st event: Event title: So far yet so close. Irrigated rural landscapes as cultural heritage in the Mediterranean basin and beyond
What? A series of initiatives, related to the theme of irrigated rural landscapes, which will take place in Basilicata region from 18 April, until the beginning of May 2019.
A first initiative will be the setting up of a photographic exhibition with images concerning irrigated rural landscapes in the Mediterranean area, the Arabian peninsula and Central Asia.
The exhibition will be inaugurated by a presentation conference. Another initiatives will be visits to some rural irrigation landscapes in the Basilicata region, guided by local farmers.
Who? Paesaggi Meridiani Laboratorio di Ricerca sui Paesaggi del Mediterraneo
When? From 18 April
Where? Italy, Tricarico, Palazzo Ducale
Official contact: ant.graziadei[at]
Official website:
Attachments: Poster


2nd event: Event title: Celebration of ICOMOS International Day of Monuments
Who? Organizers: Town of Montecatini, Club for UNESCO of Montecatini, Centre for UNESCO of Florence,
What? Short presentation of the event: Montecatini is candidate in Serial International UNESCO Heritage Site "Great Spas of Europe" on 22 January 2019, at the Embassy of the Czech Republic in Paris, the final version of the nomination dossier of the transnational serial nomination ‘The Great Spas of Europe’ for inscription on the UNESCO World Heritage List was signed. The management plan inter alia contains committment of the Town of Montecatini to celebrate International Day in order to stress importance of this date. During the celebration it will be stressed how the existence of a buffer zone safeguard rural landscape as well as managment of waters for termal site safeguards from improper use of water in agriculture as well as landscape including rural landscape. The celebration will be anticipated due to bans to host public events involving politicians that Italian laws provide from next 11th April. In fact on May 2019 will take place Europeans and Towns elections.
When? April 10th 2019
Where? Italy, Montecatini (Pistoia), City Hall (Verdi St. 46, Room of Town Council)
Official contact: Beatrice Chelli (President of Town Council Commission for Great Spas of Europe and of Clubs for UNESCO of Montecatini) bchelli[at]
                          Vittorio Gasparrini presidenza[at]
Official website: ;;
Attachments: Poster



What? Short presentation of the event
Who? ICOMOS Iran
1. Introducing the theme of the year, reading the published statement in English / Farsi, Nasser NOWRUZZADEH CHEGINI (ICOMOS Iran Deputy)
2. On the Essence of Rural Landscape Heritage, Dr. Mahdi HODJAT (ICOMOS Iran President)
3. Speeches by the directors of related scientific committees of ICOMOS Iran (Cultural Landscape, Vernacular Architecture, Historic Towns and Villages, Troglodytic Architecture)
4. Keynote speaker's speech: Prof. Mohammadtaghi RAHNAMAEI (University of Tehran)
5. Documentary by a prominent Iranian documentary artist on rural cultural landscape
6. Introducing the new website of ICOMOS Iran
When? 18 April 2019,
Where? Iran, Tehran, ICOMOS Iran Bureau
Official contact: Mohammadreza RAHIMZADEH, ICOMOS Iran, Secretary General



Event title: Deserted Schoolhouses of Ireland. 
What? To celebrate the International Day for Monuments and Sites on the 18th of April, Spike Island will hold the exhibition and a talk by Enda O'Flaherty on disused school houses. Schoolhouse ruins are a common sight in the Irish countryside, wherever populations are in decline and the fabric of what was once a vibrant community is slowly perishing. Within their collapsing walls, friends were made and lessons were learned which imprinted young minds. These schoolhouses had a significant impact on generations of pupils, whether they still live nearby or have emigrated to faraway lands.
Who? Exhibition and talk by Enda O'Flaherty. Event by Spike Island, Co. Cork
When? 18.04.2019
Where? Spike Island, Cobh, Co. Cork, Ireland
Official contact: 00353 21 2373455/ 00353 86 2145496 (mobile phone)
Official website:
Attachments: Poster

Second event: Title of the event: Flower plug planting session
What? The National Trust will mark World Heritage Day on Thursday 18th April with a wild flower plug planting session at its World Heritage site, the Giant’s Causeway.
A time to celebrate and promote cultural heritage, a wall will also be unveiled in the Visitor Centre showcasing all-natural world heritage sites worldwide.
As a leading conservation charity, the National Trust will celebrate by inviting visitors to the Giant’s Causeway to take part in a planting session from 2 – 4pm,
where rangers will plant the fauna in the shape of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) logo.
Only countries that have signed the World Heritage Convention, an agreement to protect heritage sites, can be included on UNESCO’s World Heritage List.
But in order to be listed a site must meet at least one of the organisation’s strict criteria. Acclaimed as ‘beautiful’ and ‘important’, the Giant’s Causeway
meets two and has enjoyed over 30 years of UNESCO World Heritage Site status – a title that brings with it global recognition and importance.
Who? The National Trust
When? On the 18th of April
Where? At the Giant's Causeway, from 2 – 4pm, Northern Ireland.



Event title: “Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee Rural Landscape” World Heritage in Young hands for April 18, 2019.
What? The Cascade Primary School will be the venue for World Heritage in Young hands with the children of Jamaica Blue Mountain Coffee growers inside the Blue and John Crow Mountains,
a UNESCO World Heritage site inscribed 2015. Students from the University of Technology, Jamaica in the Faculty of the Built Environment from the Master of Science Programme in Rural and Integrated Development, along with others from the Bachelor of Arts in Architectural Studies will team with the Jamaica Conservation Development Trust, and the Government of Jamaica to celebrate the International Day of Monuments and Sites April 18, 2019 under the theme “rural landscapes”. Blue Mountain Coffee is a vital part of the Jamaican economy and has a generational tradition and agricultural legacy that offers sustainable tourism inside this rural landscape.
Who? Organizers: University of Technology, Jamaica.
When? Event Thursday, April 18, 2019, @ 9-11am.
Where? Country, town, address: Jamaica, St. Andrew, Cascade Primary School
Official contact: Patricia Green <patgreen2008[at]



What? Rural Landscapes (in preparation)
Who? ICOMOS Japan
When? 22 June, 2019
Where? ICOMOS Japan
c/o Japan Cultural Heritage Consultancy
Iwanami Shoten Hitotsubashi Bldg 13F
Hitotsubashi 2-5-5
Chiyoda-ku, TOKYO, 101-0003.
Official contact: jpicomos[at]
Official website:



Event title: Grand Opening of the Petra Museum
What? The grand opening of the Petra Museum will take place.
Who? Petra Development and Tourism Region Authority (PDTRA) with Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA)
When? On the 18th of April. The Museum will be open for public after the ceremony (around 14:00 local time.)
Where? Next to the Petra Visitor Center, Wadi Musa, Maan, Jordan
Official contact: Mr. Ibrahim Farajat (Ibrahim.Farajat[at]
Ms. Shereen Abu Hweij (AbuHweijShereen.JD[at)
Attachments: Press Release


1st event: Event title: The 1st ICOMOS Forum in 2019: ICOMOS International Day Event
What? The 1st ICOMOS Forum of the four-time forum held in a year in Korea. A special Forum to commemorate the ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites with the theme of "The Rural Landscape Heritage in Korea". Open to the general public as well as the experts in related fields including the ICOMOS members.
Who? ICOMOS Korea
When? Mar 28, 2019
Where? Main Hall, National Palace Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Official contact: icomos_korea[at] ; 82-2-720-4867
Official website: ;

2nd event: Event title: The 20th Anniversary Scientific Symposium of ICOMOS Korea
What? In commemoration of the 20 years of ICOMOS Korea, a celebration and a scientific symposium will be held. The symposium is made up of three sessions, "Past 20 years: Reflections on the activities of the ICOMOS Korea", "Future 20 years: Prospects of the activities of the ICOMOS Korea", and "Discussion".
Who? ICOMOS Korea
When? Apr 19, 2019
Where? UNESCO Hall, UNESCO Building, Seoul, Korea
Official contact: icomos_korea[at] ; 82-2-720-4867
Official website: ;

3rd event: Event title: The 2nd ICOMOS Forum in 2019: Rural Landscape Theme
What? The 2nd ICOMOS Forum will be held on the theme of the international and national discourses related with rural landscape. Open to the general public as well as the experts in related fields including the ICOMOS members.
Who? ICOMOS Korea
When? May 23, 2019
Where? Educational Hall, National Palace Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Official contact: icomos_korea[at] ; 82-2-720-4867
Official website: ;

4th event: Event title: The 3rd ICOMOS Forum in 2019: Rural Landscape Theme
What? The 3rd ICOMOS Forum will be held to discuss the status of conservation and management of rural landscape for specific regions. It also plans to discuss sustainable conservation and utilization measures together. Open to the general public as well as the experts in related fields including the ICOMOS members.
Who? ICOMOS Korea
When? Sep 26, 2019
Where? Educational Hall, National Palace Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Official contact: icomos_korea[at] ; 82-2-720-4867
Official website: ;

5th event: Event title: The 4th ICOMOS Forum in 2019: Rural Landscape Theme
What? The 4th ICOMOS Forum will be held to discuss the status of conservation and management of rural landscape for specific regions. It also plans to discuss sustainable conservation and utilization measures together. Open to the general public as well as the experts in related fields including the ICOMOS members.
Who? ICOMOS Korea
When? Nov 28, 2019
Where? Educational Hall, National Palace Museum of Korea, Seoul, Korea
Official contact: icomos_korea[at] ; 82-2-720-4867
Official website: ;



Event title: "Cultural Archaeological Heritage"
What? Lecture presentation for students "Cultural Archaeological Heritage" by PhD.c. Sefer Lajqi- Archaeologist,
also visit archaeological exhibitions in the museum.
When? 18 April
Where? Peja - Kosovo
Official contact: seferlajqi[at] +383-44-293-147
Attachments: Poster



Event title: Save your past and secure your future in rural areas! 100 years old landscape park of Luznava Manor meets a young 100 -oak tree garden!
What? Luznava manor is located on the territory of Razna National park. The manor is surrounded by a 23.7 ha large landscape park with a 2.6 ha large system of seven ponds. 2017 close to historical park area were planted young 100 oak trees, people of local community helped to plant trees and created together this young park. 2019 there will be event - 100 years old landscape park of Luznava Manor meets a young 100 -oak tree garden! Within the event there will be cleanup activities of the park. Local community and all visiters will be invited to take part and also get free excursions in Luznava Manor and park. The society is invited to built up sustainable and responsible living in rural areas.
Who? Organizers - Luznava Manor - culture and tourism public estate of Rezekne Municipality, Latvia, member of association of Latvian Castles and Manors Art Nouveau gem of Latgale. It was built in the early 20th century as a place for art and music. Over the decades it experienced historic change, becoming a school, military headquarters, then school again, parish administration and library. At last in 2015 - reborn anew to inspire and become a true home for MUSE. Place for concerts, exhibitions, seminars, nature paths, entreprenurship, startups. Place of historical landscape park and Razna lake National park.
When? on 18.04.2019.
Where? Country, town, address: Latvia, Luznava Manor, Pils iela 8, Lūznava, Rēzeknes novads, LV-4627
Official contacts: iveta.balcune[at],
Official website:
Attachments: Pictures of the area : Picture 1, Picture 2, Picture 3, Picture 4.



Event title: Day of Opinions and Impressions.  Rural Heritage: landscapes and beyond
What? During the Day of Opinions and Impressions the participants will enjoy the presentations on the role of Manor Houses in the landscapes, the culture of Manors, traditions, culinary heritage, etc. The program will be diversified by artistic readings and dance lessons. Participants are invited for lunch with the tasting of the Culinary Heritage. Participants are offered the opportunity to spend the night at the guest house in the territory of the museum.
Event is free.
Who? ICOMOS Lithuania, Lithuanian Folk Museum
When? 27 April 2019
Where? Aristaveles Manor, L. Lekaviciaus st. 2, Rumsiskes, Lithuania (Lithuanian Folk Museum)
Official contact: Marija Nemuniene, President of ICOMOS Lithuania and Dr. Rasa Bertasiute, Member of ICOMOS Lithuania
Official website:
Shared on
Attachment: Leaflet - Poster



Event title:
On 18th of April on International day National Committee will
organised: PRESS CONFERENCE (with invitation to all electronic and mass media in the country) moderate by the Dr. Lazar Shumanov, President of NC,
Mrs. Irena Kolishtrkoska Nasteva, President of the Committee General Assembly and Dr. Julija Trichkovska, President of LANDSCAPE sub- committee.
When? 18th of April 2019
Where? MACEDONIA, Skopje, in the premises of National Committee on Str."Pokriena Charshija:" No 37, loc. 13
Official contact: Dr. Lazar Shumanov, President



1st event: Title of event: ICOMOS Malaysia Children Art Competition 2019: Natural Heritage of Malaysia
What ? The annual children art competition will take place concurrently in three towns - Kuala Lumpur, Melaka and Sandakan, Sabah.
Children aged between 7 to 12 years old will be producing artwork relating to the Natural Heritage of Malaysia.
Who? Organizers: ICOMOS Malaysia, Melaka Historic City Council (MBMB), Sandakan Regional Library & National Art Gallery of Malaysia
Supporters: Malaysian Institute of Architects, Sandakan Heritage Trail & University of Malaya
Sponsors: Mamee & Mcdonalds
When ? 14 April 2019
Where: National Art Gallery of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur; Taman Bunga Merdeka, Melaka; Sandakan Regional Library, Sandakan, Sabah.
Official contact: admin[at] (Kuala Lumpur)
                          intanherlinajasmi[at] (Melaka)
                          cecilia.chai[at] (Sandakan)
Official website:
Attachment: Poster

2nd event: Title of event: ICOMOS Malaysia World Heritage Day Open Debate: The Future of KL's Heritage
What ? As the capital city of Malaysia, Kuala Lumpur sets the benchmark for urban development. Still, there are a lot more to be done for its heritage assets.
Are they relevant? Do we care? What is the best way forward? Lend your thoughts on The Future of KL's Heritage at ICOMOS Malaysia’s World Heritage Day Open Debate.
An appointed provocateur (Dato’ Ar. Hajeedar Abdul Majid) will be given 10-15 minutes to instigate the arguments, leaving the subject open to the floor for a casual debate.
Although we may not be in time to end the session with a conclusion, a healthy discourse is what we need to stimulate further thoughts on Kuala Lumpur's future.
Who ? Organizers: ICOMOS Malaysia
Supporters: Malaysian Institute of Architects (PAM) & Heritage Trust of Malaysia (BWM)
When ? 20 April 2019; 16:00 - 18:00
Where ? Heritage Trust of Malaysia (BWM), No. 2 Jalan Stonor, Kuala Lumpur
Official contact: admin[at]
Official website:
Attachment: Poster

3rd event: Title of your event: TALK: Rural Landscape Heritage in Hong Kong and Its Current Issues
What? Hong Kong is a densely populated cosmopolitan city filled with the old and new architecture.
Despite its dense urban environment, more than 70% of Hong Kong's total area is rural, including
about 40% designated as a protected country and marine parks where rural communities are located.
This talk will introduce two selected rural landscape heritage in Hong Kong and explore how the
ways of living of these rural communities evolve over time, and their current rural-urban management issues in modern days.
Who? Organizers: People Ideas Culture 人思文 (Malaysia)
Collaborator: Contemplate Culture 凝思文化 (Hong Kong)
When? 20/04/2019
Where? Malaysia, Ipoh, Brownstone Hotel
Official contact: +60183668770
Official website:
Attachments: Poster
Report on the event

4th event: Title of your event: Workshop: Exploring rural assets – cultural mapping by communities
探索鄉郊資本 - 社區的文化繪圖
What? Short presentation of the event:
Cultural Mapping has been identified by UNESCO as a useful tool to identify and record disappearing
intangible values of a place and a community. Guided by experienced teachers, participants will be able
to create a neighborhood map, and explore how cultural and social capitals recorded in the map could be
utilized and contributed to achieving sustainable development in their neighborhood!
Who? Organizers: People Ideas Culture 人思文 (Malaysia)
Collaborator: Contemplate Culture 凝思文化 (Hong Kong)
When? 21/04/2019
Where? Malaysia, Gopeng, Kopisan Village
Official contact: +60183668779
Official website:
Attachments: Poster Newspaper article (on both events)



What? Open days at Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site
- Guided visits of the World Heritage Site and Beekrumsing Ramlallah Interpretation Centre
- Heritage walks in Port Louis on Sunday 28 April 2019.
Who? Aapravasi Ghat Trust Fund
When? Friday 26, Saturday 27 and Sunday 28 April 2019 from 9:00 to 16:00
Where? Aapravasi Ghat World Heritage Site, Trou Fanfaron Harbour, Port Louis, Mauritius
Official contact (+230) 217 77 70 / (+230) 217 31 58
Official website
Attachments: Poster (English version), Poster (French version).



1st event: Event title: "Rural Landscapes and the Americas Landscape Charter. Case Study, the chinampas of Xochimilco".
What? To commemorate the international day of monuments and sites ICOMOS Mexico and ENCRYM organize a table reflection entitled: Rural Landscapes and the Americas Landscape Charter.
Case Study, the chinampas of Xochimilco. In September 2018 is drafter, signed and adopted the Americas Landscape Charter, in Mexico City, by the International Federation of Landscapes Architects (IFLA), where the guidelines are established for design, conservation, planning and management of American landscapes, included the agricultural landscapes.
On the other hand, the World Heritage Site of Xochimilco is in considerable deterioration, therefore is necessary to place emphasis on its safeguards and legal protection, rather this rural landscape disappears irretrievably.
Will be write a recommendation to International ICOMOS, because is urgent that the Mexican Government attend the problem of Xochimilco.
Who? Saúl Alcántara Onofre, ICOMOS Mexico and Gerardo Ramos Olvera, Escuela Nacional de Conservación, Restauración y Museografía (ENCRYM), of the Instituto Nacional de Antropología e Historia.
When? The reflection table will take place on 26th April, from 18th to 19th in Mexico nobody work, because we celebrate the Sacred Week.
Where? Calzada General Anaya 187, San Diego Churubusco, 04120 Ciudad de México.
Official contact: Fernando Roberto Chiapa Sánchez, Academic Affairs Secretary ICOMOS Mexico.
Attachments: poster/leaflet

2nd event: Event title: "Interdisciplinary dialogues between History and Architecture for the conservation of Cultural Heritage"
What? Conference titled "Interdisciplinary dialogues between History and Architecture for the conservation of Cultural Heritage". Includes a discussion forum with doctoral students and the University community. Free admission.
Who? Dr. Raúl Enrique Rivero Canto, member of ICICH-ICOMOS; in colaboration with Universidad Marista de Mérida and Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.
When? April 11th, 2019 from 12:00 to 14:00 (local hour).
Where? Facultad de Ciencias Antropológicas de la Universidad Autónoma de Yucatán.



First event: Event title: International Conference by UCLG-Africa, ISESCO and Rabat Council City
For more details, including venues and full programme, see attachments
Who? UCLG-Africa, ISESCO and Rabat Council City; ICOMOS is an invited guest
When? 18 & 19 April 2019
Where? Rabat, Morocco
Official contact:  bchebbi[at], Tel: +212662298868
                         wboumaaz[at], Tel: +212660128943
                         ikamate[at], Tel: +212657514078
Attachments: Aide mémoire - Conceptual Note - Invitation

Second event: Event title: Colloque «Paysage et patrimoine agricole de Meknès »
What? A l’occasion de la célébration de la journée annuelle de Meknès qui coïncide avec la célébration de la journée internationale des monuments
et des sites et la tenue de la 14ème Edition du Salon International de l’Agriculture/ SIAM, ICOMOS-Maroc en partenariatavec le conseil de la ville de Meknès
organisent un colloque sur le thème: «Paysage et patrimoine agricole de Meknès ». Le Président de la séance est Pr. Abdelati LAHLOU ; Président d’ICOMOS-Maroc.
Ce thème est choisi conformément à la thématique proposée par le Conseil International des Monuments et des Sites /ICOMOS pour cette année.
Le but de cette rencontre est d’aborder des questions relatives à notre patrimoine paysager et agricole qui s’est forgé depuis plusieurs dizaines de siècles.
Un patrimoine qui nous interpelle tous pour le valoriser, le préserver et le transmettre aux générations futures. Prennent part à ce colloque huit intervenants
pécialistes de l’histoire, de l’archéologie, de la muséologie et de l’anthropologie pour cerner quelques aspects de notre patrimoine agricole.
Who? ICOMOS-Maroc en partenariat avec le conseil de la ville de Meknès
When? Samedi 20 Avril 2019 de 10h à 13h
Where? Salle des conférences au Salon International d’Agriculture - SIAM.
Attachment: Programme



What? Rural Landscapes in Nepal: The event will showcase 6 to 8 case studies as posters with definition, significance and threats.
Who? ICOMOS Nepal with Department of Archaeology (Government of Nepal) and Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University.
The exhibition will be accompanied with an event where the case studies are presented, followed by a keynote by conservation architect Jharna Joshi (Vice President ICOMOS Nepal).
followed by general discussions on defining and safeguarding rural landscapes in Nepal.
When? 18 April 2019 14:00 to 17:00
Where? Nepal, Kathmandu – Department of Architecture Hall, Institute of Engineering, Tribhuvan University, Pulchowk, Lalitpur
Official contact: Ar. Manindra Shrestha, Secretary, ICOMOS Nepal icomosnepal[at]



Event title: Engaging Rural Localities on their Landscape.
Who? Department of Archaeology and Heritage Studies, University of Jos Nigeria.
When? 18th April
Where? Bokkos, Plateau State, Nigeria
Official contacts: kwapnoenk[at],



Event title: Engaging Youth in their Heritage Protection
What? The "Cordillerano Circuit" event will include a tour to rural villages and sites near Lampa, Puno.
The tour will be offered free of charge to local high school students, to introduce them to rural life, production and agricultural techniques, and to raise awareness of the rich rural heritage in their communities. The students will experience the oldest and main activity of the highlands; Alpaca raising. They will not only learn how Alpaca breeding takes place in these natural landscapes without affecting the environment, but also about ancient weaving and dyeing techniques. The day-long tour will visit artisan Teodoro Pacco family's weaving workshop, the remains of an earthen mining "Trapiche", it will stop at the highest point of the mountain range to enjoy the view of the Andes Cordillera, visit the Vila-Vila Lagoon, the Puyas de Raymondi Forest, the Tinajani cannon, and finally stop in Pucara to enjoy coffee products and learn about the traditional Pucara pottery techniques and Pucara Pre-Inca Culture. This visit will not only foster an authentic relationship of young generations with their rural environment but most importantly, will empower them to identify, respect and protect their cultural heritage.

Who? Patronato de Lampa, Municipalidad de Lampa, Ministerio de Cultura: Dirección Desconcentrada de Puno, Maribel Beas (ICOMOS), 
When? April 18th 2019
Where? Distrito de Lampa, Puno-Peru
Official contact Organizers: maribelbeas[at]
Attachments: Poster / leaflet



First event: Event title:
What? An exhibition at the Faculty of Architecture about our research activities connected to polish rural landscape heritage.
Who? Warsaw University of Technology - Faculty of Architecture - Department of Urban Design and Rural Landscape.
When? The date of opening will be 18th of April. It will last for two or three weeks - depending on the schedule of the Faculty.
Where? The location will be at: Warsaw University of Technology, Faculty of Architecture ul. Koszykowa 5500-695 Warsaw Poland
Official contacts: Organisers: Leszek Wiśniewski - tel. +48 506 575 098, mail: leszek.wisniewski[at];
                                               Mikołaj Gomółka - tel. +48 602 757 768, mail: mikolaj.jakub.gomolka[at];
                                               Department of Urban Design and Rural Landscape - tel. 22 628 53 70, tel. 22 234 50 90
Official Website:


Second event: Event title: The week of heritage
What? Foundation for the Preservation of Historic and Natural Monuments will celebrate International Day for Monuments and Sites.
On this occasion, we are organizing for the third time in Poland “The week of heritage”. During this week monuments which are usually closed and inaccessible for guests will be open.
Owners of various monuments will wait for the visitors as part of the project “Hospitable Monument” on selected days and hours.
There will be a possibility to get to know the history of the participating monuments, take advantage of the attractions, have conversations with owners and talk with them about successes,
plans and the biggest challenges. The places to which we would like to invite you are surrounded by nature which makes them extremely charming and calm, especially on those beautiful April days.
You will meet there kind people with a great passion for renovating their treasures. That is the reason why this year we have decided to complement the name of the project in words “Heart of the Monument”. The aim of our event is to mobilize the potential of the place and architecture, which has been expressed by the owners with our advice and support. “The week of heritage” is also our earnest appeal for donations to help us renovate “witnesses of history”. They will be used for the most urgent renovations. Every cent is not only a chance for the second life of decaying objects but, what is also important, solidarity with the mission of our foundation which is to save from oblivion souvenirs of the past.
Who? Foundation for the Preservation of Historic and Natural Monuments / Official original: Fundacja Ratowania Zabytków i Pomników Przyrody
When? 13 – 22nd of April 2019
Where? Poland in 10 different castles, manor houses, palaces, cemeteries all around the country proclaimed in domestic publications.
Official site of the event:
Official contact: Karol S. Marczak, President of the Board, mail: ratujemy[at], phone: + 48 695 662 123
Official website:
Attachments: Poster 




Event title: the role and practices of landscapes
What? We are organizing a talk program followed by tour to the Anta Grande do Zambujeiro.
Who? The event is organized by CIDEHUS (Centro Interdisciplinar de História, Culturas e Sociedades da Universidade de Évora) and UNESCO Chair in Intangible Cultural Heritage with support from the Câmara Municipal de Évora and Fundação Eugénio de Almeida.
When? 18 of April.



Title event : Cultural heritage and rural landscapes
What? Le Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec vous invite à venir découvrir les objets de sa collection liés au patrimoine rural.
Cette visite sera suivie d’une conférence vous présentant un survol des paysages ruraux à Montréal et à travers le monde ainsi que deux sites montréalais remarquables.
Informations pratiques : Visite guidée de l’exposition permanente, par le MMAQ Les objets issus de l’artisanat et de l’art populaire sont les témoins insoupçonnés des transformations du paysage rural québécois. Laissez-vous emporter par le récit touchant de leur création et de leur évolution, mis à jour par le guide du musée. De 18 h à 19 h
Conférence « Patrimoine et paysages ruraux, à Montréal et à l’international » Conférence présentant des exemples de patrimoine et paysages ruraux d’ici et d’ailleurs ainsi que deux sites montréalais emblématiques – la ferme du Bois-de-la-Roche et le campus Macdonald. De 19 h à 20 h
• Dinu Bumbaru, directeur des politiques, Héritage Montréal
• Jean-François Hallé, architecte M. Sc. A., Bureau du Mont-Royal - Division des grands parcs métropolitains, Ville de Montréal
• Pascal Thériault, agr., M.Sc., chargé de cours et directeur des relations communautaires pour la faculté des sciences de l'agriculture et de l'environnement, Université McGill
Who? En collaboration avec le Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec (MMAQ) situé dans l’arrondissement de Saint-Laurent, Héritage Montréal propose une activité spéciale le mardi 16 avril prochain.
When? le 16 avril 2019
Where? Musée des maîtres et artisans du Québec, 615 Avenue Sainte-Croix, Montréal, Québec
Official website:
Partners: Ville de Montréal



10 events:
1)Event title: Walking tour "Historical and architectural look of Orel central streets"
What? Popularization of the historical and architectural heritage of Orel, drawing attention to the issue of preservation,
restoration and improvement of the historic city center.
Who? Orel Branch of the NC ICOMOS, Russia
When? 17.04.2019
Where? Russia, Orel, Lenina Street
Official contact : Natalia Koveshnikova, +7 920 082 51 38

2)Event title: Grand meeting timed to the International Day of Monuments and Sites
What? The topic of the meeting is preservation of monuments and sites in Orel Region
Who? Orel Branch of the NC ICOMOS, Russia
When? 19.04.2019
Where? Russia, Orel, Panchuka Street, 1
Official contact: Natalia Koveshnikova, +7 920 082 51 38

3)Event title: Exhibition of term and graduation projects by the students of the department of architecture of I. S. Turgenev Orel State University
on the subject "The history of Orel Region architecture".
What? Final qualifying papers on the rehabilitation and restoration of garden and park art monuments.
Who? Orel Branch of the NC ICOMOS, Russia
When? 10.04.2019 – 20.04.2019
Where? 69, Generala Rodina Str. Orel, Russia
Official contact :Natalia Koveshnikova, +7 920 082 51 38

4)Event title: Series of lectures for the students of the "World Heritage in Russia"
Who? Mordovia Branch of the NC ICOMOS, Russia,
What? Institute of National Culture under the National Research N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University. Engagement of young students to the problems of protecting cultural heritage in Russia
When? 10-16.04.2019
Where? Russia, Saransk, Department of Architecture and Design, National Research N. P. Ogarev Mordovia State University
Official contact: N. Y. Lysova
Official website:
Attachments: Science Almanac "Actual problems of architecture and construction" (ISBN 978-5-7103-3451-5), in December 2018.

5)Event title: Tour about Averky Kirillov Chamber
What? Tour about Averky Kirillov Chambers for people with disabilities.
Averky Kirillov Chambers is a building in Moscow, a rare example of private residential construction of the second half of the XVII- early XVIII centuries.
Who? D. S. Likhachev Russian Research Institute for Cultural and Natural Heritage
When? 17-18.04.2019.
Where? 20, Bersenevskaya naberezhnaya, Moscow, Russia, N.V. Filatova

6)Event title: Round table "Cultural heritage of the region as a resource for social and economic development of the territory"
within the framework of the International Day for Monuments and Sites
What? Discussion of issues related to the cultural heritage of Volgograd Region, as a resource for the development of the territory
Who? Volgograd branch of NC ICOMOS, Russia, Institute of Architecture and Construction of Volgograd State Technical University
When? 18.04.2019
Where? Institute of Architecture and Construction under Volgograd State Technical University, 1, Akademicheskaya Str., Volgograd, Russia.
Official contact: G. A. Ptichnikova

7)Event title: Series of open lectures for the residents of Orel and Orel Region.
Who? Orel Branch of the NC ICOMOS, Russia
What? Implementation of the educational program "We preserve heritage - we create the future"
When? 10.04.2019 – 20.04.2019
Where? 77, Moskovskaya Str., Orel, Russia
Official contact: Natalia Koveshnikova +7 920 082 51 38

8)Event title: Round table "Sports mega-projects in the historic city: is it possible to prevent a threat to the cultural heritage?"
Who? Mordovia Branch of the NC ICOMOS, Russia,
What? Institute of National Culture under the National Research N.P. Ogarev Mordovia State University.
Discussion of the problems of preservation of historical heritage, monuments of architecture, historical environment in the cities participating in the World Cup 2018 (Samara, Nizhny Novgorod, Rostov-on-Don, Saransk).
When? 15.04.2019
Where? 44/3, Polezhayeva Str., Saransk, Russia,
Official contact: Victor Makhayev
Official website:
Attachments: Science Almanac "Phoenix" (ISBN 987-5-7493-1605-6), January 2018.

9)Event title: Round table dedicated to the International Day of Monuments and Sites.
Who? Branch of the NC ICOMOS, Russia, together with Samara Branch of the Union of Architects
When? 18.04.2019
Where? Russia, Samara,
Official contact: I.S. Stafeyev



Event title: Endangered Rural Landscapes in Serbia - Vanishing Heritage
What? This year, on April 18th, ICOMOS Serbia is organizing one-day study trip to Bebica Luka, a small village near Valjevo, recognized by the conservation professionals as one of the finest examples of the rural landscape. The Medieval Pustinja monastery, just few kilometers away from the village, testimonies on its long history and presents the additional value to the site. Тhe poor state of conservation of the vernacular architecture in Bebica Luka is the consequence of the depopulation that also caused the surrounding agricultural areas /that served as a main food resource/ become neglected. The conservators will present their results and compared studies from the beginning of the 21st century and today on the site and during the Round table in the remains of the old village school.
Who? Organizers National Committee ICOMOS Serbia
When? April 18th, 2019
Where? Serbia, Valjevo, Village of Bebica Luka
Official contact: Sanja Kesic Ristic, Secretary of the National Committee ICOMOS Serbia
                          icomos.serbia[at], +381 62 8828 119
Official website:
Attachments: Poster



Title of the events: #praznujemodediščino2019
Two events under common title: Celebrating heritage 2019 / Praznujemo dediščino 2019
1. Potentials of Slovenia’s Rural Heritage
Symposium with round table
About: The symposium will highlight the role of the heritage and its preservation in the ongoing processes of changing in the rural landscapes of Slovenia.
The aim of this event is to share experiences of good practices and ongoing projects among the public, local authorities, and the interested stakeholders.
Who? Organisers: ICOMOS Slovenia with the support of Ministry of Culture in cooperation with: University of Ljubljana,
Faculty of Architecture, Slovenian National Commission for UNESCO, Institute for the Protection of Cultural heritage,
Museum of Architecture and Design, and Association of Municipalities and Towns of Slovenia
The aim of this event is to share experiences of good practices and ongoing projects among the public, local authorities, and the interested stakeholders.
Where? Faculty of Architecture, University of Ljubljana, Zoisova 12, Ljubljana
When? 16 April 2019 at 10.00 am
More info:

2. We’re renovating!!!
Opening of the exhibition
About: The exhibition We’re renovating!!!, uses a set of past and present projects to highlight the importance of the cooperation needed to ensure that houses that have survived their original use can start living a new life.
The exhibition presents renovated buildings in Slovenia, which are an indispensable part of the history of cities and towns and are the cornerstones of local or even national identity.
Where? Museum of Architecture and Design, Grad Fuzine, Pot na Fuzine 2 Ljubljana
When? 18 April 2019 at 7 pm
More info:
Official website:
Attachments: Poster, Leaflet



Event title: Celebra con nosotros el Día Internacional de los Monumentos y sitios en Jaén, del 8 al 14 de abril.
What? Visistes guidées de monuments et sites archéologiques (The comprehensive program is avaible below in the "attachments" part)
Who? Town hall of Jaén, Turism Department
When? From the 8th of April to the 14th of April.
Where? In Jaén, Andalusia, España
Official contact: Mercedes Gálvez . Palacio Municipal de Cultura. Calle Bernardo López, s/n. 953 21 92 75.
Official website:
Attachments: Poster, leaflet

What? Short presentation of the event The Universitat de València has a rich and diverse cultural immovable heritage. For instance, the building of Nau and the Botanical Garden have the highest legal recognition as Bien de Interés Cultural from 1981 and 2006, respectively. This is the reason why the Universitat de València answers the call to get this rich cultural legacy closer to the university community and the rest of the society. In order to do so, the Universitat has organised the following activities:
When? Wednesday 17 April 2019. Cultural Centre La Nau
12 p.m. Gonzalo Montiel Room Presentation of the 3D virtual visit to heritage spaces, which is accessible at the UV website and in a guideline that will be provided when visiting the building on site.
12:15 p.m. and 6 p.m. Open day: a guided tour will show the visitors places that are not available in the free tour modality.
Thursday 18 April 2019. Botanical Garden
From 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Open day: the Botanical Garden will be opened the whole day and the entrance will be free.
12 p.m. and 6 p.m. Guided visit to the most important architectonical buildings and the “monumental trees”.
Where? Country, town, address Spain, Valencia, Cultural Center La Nau, C/ Universitat, 2 / Botanical Garden, C/ Quart, 80.
Official contact: patrimoni.cultural[at]
Official website:
Attachments: Poster, programme

10 events:
For the comprehensive program in spanish as well as pictures of the sites : leaflet
1)Event title: Museums and Landscapes of la Villa de La Orotava (Tenerife, Canary Islands)
What? The activity is a visit and a presentation for the students of the University "Universidad Europea de Canarias".
The councilwoman of Party, Tourism and Museums, María Delia Escobar will give a presentation in the university on the role played by museums in the conservation of the cultural landscape of this town. Orotava represents about 80% of Teide National Park (World Heritage) and has a great tangible and intangible heritage associated with the rural world of this area from the Tenerife island to its historical centre.
Who? Elena Pérez, Universidad Europea de Canarias (UEC)
When? 8 avril.
Where? Villa de La Orotava (Tenerife, Canary Islands)
Official contact: elenamaria.perez[at]

2)Event title: Geographical sustainable presence in the cultural vine landscape.
What? Lecture. The values, tangible and intangible of the current landscape are the vestiges of human activity throughout an extended period of time.
This is a particular landscape in which women take the floor. Their presence is essential in the countryside's fields, in the bodegas, in the home of the land owners;
in the new side of leisure and in the history of each town through the archive of memory. A landscape which has caught the attention of tourism segments that are wealthy,
profitable and respectful of the rural space.
Who? Begoña Bernal Santaolalla
When? 30 of April and 3 of May.
Where? University of Burgos (30 or April) and Hoyales de Roa (3 of May).
Contact: bbernal[at]

3)Heritage and politics: Proposals for the landscapes and the rural and urban heritage (COAM, Madrid)
What? Sixth colloquium of study on heritage. In a direct and casual approach, the colloquium will create a conversation between the authorities in charge of the protection of Heritage
and the representatives of political groups, along with the concerns of professionals and citizens regarding heritage,
in particular with what we call rural landscape and heritage.
Who? Universida Alfonso X el Sabio/Colegio Oficial de Arquitectos de Madrid COAM.
When? 22th of April from 5pm to 8:30pm.
Where? Sala Triangular 3rd floor of the headquarters the COAM in the district of Hortaleza, 63 (Madrid).
Official contact: Mª Isabel Sardón - msarddet[at]
Official website:

4)Event title: "Baño de Bosque", an immersive forest experience in the museum of Altamira (Santillana del Mar, Cantabria)
What? "Baño de Bosque" offers to reconnect with nature in the surroundings of the cave of Altamira.
We will create a space to think, reflect, meditate and communicate, connecting ourselves to the land through the senses,
the sight, the hearing, the smell...experiencing the benefits of a stroll in a small forest of the country of Altamira.
Who? Museo Nacional y Centro de Investigación Altamira. Ministry of Culture and Sports
When? Thursday 18th of April 2019 at 12h. Register at : reserva.maltamira[at]
Where? Museum of Altamira, Avenida Marcelino Sanz de Sautuola, s/n 39330 Santillana del Mar
Official contact: comunicacion.maltamira[at]

5)Tour of the rural landscape of las Berreras (Firgas, Gran Canaria)
What? A tour of one of the greatest producers in the crop of watercress, the Pérez Suárez family,
whose installations are part of what we know today as the agricultural landscape of las berreras, in the neighborhood of San Antón.
Knowing these landscape and the daily work of its protagonists is key to value the importance of conservation and appreciate the crop
of this product so present in our gastronomic heritage.
Who? Culture and Heritage Department of Cabildo de Gran Canaria.
When? 18th of april 9am.
Where? Fountain Fuente Luminosa (Las Palmas de Gran Canaria)
Official website:

6)Landscape and rural communities: a sight through photography (UCM)
What? We will publish on our social networks (Twitter, Instagram and Facebook) a few pictures per day with a text that reflects
different rural landscapes and the anthropic activities that occur there.
These images will all be linked to various themes that underline a concrete aspect of the land presented on the picture,
this can be something artistic, historic, etc. With this activity not only want to give more exposure to these places
but also show that together they represent the great diversity of landscapes, activities and traditions that we have in Spain.
Who? Grupo de Investigación de Gestión del Patrimonio Cultural de la Universidad Complutense de Madrid.
When? From Thursday the 18th of April to Tuesday the 30th of April.
Where? The pictures represents different rural locations in Spain.
Official contact: complutural[at]
Twitter: [at]gpcultural
Instagram: [at]gpcultural
Facebook: [at]gestionpatrimoniocultural

7)Walkers, travelers and pilgrims
What? Guided route of 6,5km and about four hours of duration, with will encompass various rural locations
of the municipality, starting from the Lorío and ending in Villoria. The participants will be the witnesses
of the influence of the Camino de Santiago in the municipality and will get to know the churches and medieval buildings linked to the Camino de Santiago.
In addition, we will go to the Casa Natal Museo Armando Palacio Valdés and it will be possible to visit the parish church of San Nicolás
de Villoria, declared "Bien de Interés Cultural" (Goods of cultural interest).
Who? The town of Laviana
When? Friday 19th of April
Where? salida del Centro de Innovación y Desarrollo del Alto Nalón (CIDAN), en Pola de Laviana (Asturias), at 10 am.
Official contact: Tourism office of Laviana 985 61 13 77 / turismo[at]

8)Route of the rural landscape of Palomares (Cuenca de Campos, Valladolid)
What? Three circuits through the region, with vast green landscapes in the springtime dotted with dovecotes.
We will take advantage of the tours to observe birds. In Villalón we will visit the interpretation centre of palomar,
where the elderly narrate their memories linked to the breeding of palomas, an activity that is transmitted from generation to generation,
at least since the Roman Age.
Who? Fundación Re-Habitar Tierra de Campos y Fundación Antonio Font de Bedoya
When? 26, 27 and 28 of April, with the possibility of doing the three tours or only one of them.
Where? Cuenca de Campos (Valladolid)
Official contact:

9)Re-discover your landscape (Fuerteventura, Canary Islands)
What? Short visits focused on the rural landscape of the area and traditional work that are played
(some of the buildings and locations are declared "Bien de Interés Cultural" (Good of cultural interest)).
We will also offer a series of meetings with majoreros (locals), in order for them to share their experiences as workers in the field and to explain how are their lives.
Who? Museo de las Salinas del Carmen, Museo del Queso Majorero, Centro de Interpretación Los Molinos, Proasur.
When? 17, 18, 18 of April.
Where? Fuerteventura, Canary Islands.
Official contact:

10)PaloMAreS, paloMAS y MÁS (Villarrín de Campos, Zamora)
What? Interpretative tour around La Laguna Salinas, in the natural reserve of las Lagunas de Villafáfila, (Villarrín de Campos).
Ethnographic exhibition with documents and belongings from the XIX century and the early XX century . Wine tasting in a bodega from the XVIII century.
Who? Patricia García Gómez, empresa de actividades complementarias del turismo para revalorizar el patrimonio cultural
y Natural.
When? April and May
Where? C/ Palomares 18, Villarrín de Campos, Zamora.
Official contact:



1st event: Archaeological Landscapes in Rural Areas: Zerzevan Castle and Its Surroundings
What? This activity aims to examine the Zerzevan Castle and its surroundings to emphasize the importance and value of archaeological landscapes..
The day-long event includes a tour to the Zerzevan Castle and the wide valley surrounding. First, the observation and defensive towers (southern tower), church, administration building, arsenal, rock altar, architectural remains, streets, dwellings, water cisterns, underground sanctuary, and Mithraeum will be visited in the citadel. Later, water supply channels, presentation bowls and quarries, necropolis, rock tombs and vaulted tombs in the wide valley will be visited. The tour will be organized under the guidance of Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aytaç ÇOŞKUN, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Sabri KARADOĞAN and Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neslihan DALKILIÇ. Architects, engineers, archaeologists, art historians and undergraduate students will attend the tour. Throughout the tour, the participants will be informed regarding rural life, production techniques and agricultural methods in the surroundings of the castle and solutions to nature in antiquity.
Who? Assoc. Prof. Dr. Neslihan DALKILIÇ (Dicle University) Assoc. Prof. Dr. Aytaç ÇOŞKUN (Dicle University)
When? 4 May 2019
Where? Zerzevan Castle, Çınar-Diyarbakır, Turkey
Official contact: Neslihan DALKILIÇ, nesdalkilic[at]
Official website:,
Attachments: Poster

2nd event: Event title: Exhibition “Rural Life & Rural Landscape”
What? The activity aims to raise rural heritage awareness among students. There will be two groups consisting of university and high school students.
In the scope of the event there will be three activities: (1) a presentation about the role ICOMOS in heritage conservation and the importance of rural heritage; (2) a technical excursion to the rural areas with students to take photographs, draw sketches and collect information about rural landscape; and (3) an open exhibition of student photographs and sketch drawings. The event will be announced on the local radio and a web page will be prepared to promote public awareness on the ICOMOS- 18 April International Day of Monuments and Sites.
Who? Assoc. Prof. Dr. Meltem UÇAR, Assist. Prof. Dr. Yasemin SARIKAYA LEVENT, Assist. Prof. Dr. H. Oya SAF
When? Program on local radio (TRT Çukurova): 18.04.2019
Presentation and technical excursion: 22.04.2019
Exhibition opening: 6.05.2019 (it will last for a week)
Where? Mersin/ Turkey
Official contact: Meltem Uçar/ e-mail: mucar[at]
                           Yasemin Sarıkaya Levent/e mail: yaseminlevent[at]
Official website:
Attachments: Poster

3rd event: Event title: “Rural Landscapes” Presentations and Excursions to heritage sites
What? The activity aims to raise awareness about rural landscapes’ values and their preservation. For this purpose presentations about not only rural landscapes, traditional rural settlements in cultural landscape classification, abandonment process and re-evaluation alternatives of historic rural settlements but also current findings on Gallipoli villages and management process of Canakkale Wars Gallipoli Historic Area will be held. In addition to these presentations, heritage sites such as Troy archaeological site and museum, Kilitbahir and Seddülbahir Castles and villages of Gallipoli will be visited. Some of these excursions will be accompanied by stakeholders such as the President of Troy excavation.
Who? Gülsün TANYELİ (ICOMOS Turkey), İsmail Kaşdemir (Çanakkale Wars and Gallipoli Historic Area Management)
When? 18.04.2019-20.04.2019
Where? Çanakkale/ Turkey
Official contact: Gülsün TANYELİ/e-posta: gultanyeli[at]
Official website:
Attachments: Poster

4th event: Event title: SYMPOSIUM “RURAL HERITAGE”.
Who? ICOMOS / Architecture and Design Faculty of Eskisehir Technical University / The Governorship of Eskisehir.
What? In the context of the International Day for Monuments and Sites the symposium will introduce the ICOMOS-IFLA Principles Concerning Rural Landscapes as Heritage and discuss the current challenges and the importance of rural heritage by addressing the relation between heritage and society, with the theme of “Rural Architectural Heritage”.
We'll also have side events:
The symposium will be accompanied by a photograph exhibition that reflects the different rural landscapes that the students take on a technical trip to the rural areas.
Excursions on the second day of the event will include archaeological sites and rural settlements in the immediate vicinity. In the field study, a meeting will be held with the local community to share their experiences. The event aims at empowering the public awareness towards cultural heritage conservation in rural areas. Extended abstract papers will also be launched after the panel discussion.
When? 26-27 April 2019
Symposium and Exhibition opening: 26.04.2019
Excursion: 27.04.2019
Where? Eskisehir Technical University, Congress Valley Conference Hall 2 Eylül Campus, 26555 Tepebaşı / Eskişehir / Turkey.
Official contacts: Betül EKİMCİ, bgekimci[at]
Offcial websites:,
Attachment: Poster

5th event title: Rural Heritage: From Conception to Conservation
Who? Organizers Assoc. Prof. Dr. A. Güliz Bilgin Altınöz (METU / ICOMOS Turkey), Dr. Özgün Özçakır (METU / ICOMOS Turkey),
Dr. Filiz Diri Akyıldız (METU / ICOMOS Turkey), Meltem Çetiner (METU), Merve Öztürk (METU), Gökhan Okumuş (METU), Mercan Yavuzatmaca (METU),
Cansu Ekici (METU), Miray Kısaer (METU); (with the support and contribution of the Graduate Program in Conservation of Cultural Heritage at
METU and METU Department of Architecture)
What? Symposium and Field Trip, short presentation of the event. The event comprises of an international symposium and field trip. International symposium entitled "Rural Heritage: From Conception to Conservation” will be held at METU Faculty of Architecture, Kubbealtı on 31th May Friday, between 09:00 – 19:30. The symposium aims at discussing the perspectives and approaches of different
disciplines together with various researches and practices on conception, conservation and sustainable development of rural heritage. Due to their prominent experiences and expertise concerning rural heritage, invited speakers from both Turkey and abroad (including also the members of ICOMOS Turkey, ICOMOS Italy and ICOMOS Spain) will contribute to the symposium with oral presentations.
On the second day of the event, June 1st, 2019, a field trip is organized under the theme of “The Ruralities of Ankara”. In the field trip, historic rural settlements nearby Nallıhan and Güdül towns of Ankara will be visited. During these visits, rural conservation, development and transformation projects conducted in these areas will be explained on-site with the participation of the project managers. The field trip will be open both to the participants of the symposium and to the general public.
When?31 May – 1 June 2019
Where? METU Faculty of Architecture - Kubbealtı Üniversiteler Mah. Dumlupınar Blv. No:1 Çankaya / Ankara
Official contact: A. Güliz BİLGİN ALTINÖZ (bilginaltinoz[at],
Özgün ÖZÇAKIR (ozgunozcakir[at]
Official website:
Attachments: Poster, programme.


United Arab Emirates 

1st event : Event title : Rustic Landscapes event
What? The museum will be divided into four sections that represent the UAE’s natural environment. The ‘Agricultural Environment’ section, organised in collaboration with Al Ain Municipality,
will showcase traditional and modern products handmade from palm tree parts. These products include uniquely designed traditional furniture, such as sunshades, benches, chairs and tables,
as well as a variety of flowerpots. The section will also screen footage on Al Ain’s aflaj irrigation systems, oases and agricultural life. The ‘Desert Environment’ section, in cooperation with Al Ain Zoo,
will consist of several desert animals from the zoo, as well as live birds of prey demonstrations and explanations, plus shared insights into desert life. The ‘Marine Environment’ section will see demonstrations on how to make local fishing nets – known as Qaraqir – and how they are used to catch fish. Finally, the ‘Children’s Village’ aims to familiarise children with Emirati heritage by organising ‘learning through play’ activities, such as traditional competitions and reading sessions of riddles about the UAE’s heritage, cultural sites and other landmarks. The village will host heritage cartoon characters, as well as Studio AKS, which allows visitors to chronicle their activities at the Palace while wearing traditional Emirati clothing. The two-day event will also feature kiosks offering authentic Emirati dishes, live traditional art displays, Al Ayyala dances, marine art performances, and handicraft demonstrations.
The event will run on April 18 and 19. It's free and open to all.
Who? Al Ain Palace Museum
When? On the 18th and 19th of April.
Where? Al Ain Palace Museum, Abou Dhabi, United Arab Emirates



What? Dialogue about Doctrinal Documents of ICOMOS-IFLA: Historic Urban Public Parks, Principles concerning Rural Landscape as Heritage
Short presentation of the event : Dialogue and presentation by Lic. Adriana Careaga and Architect Fernando Britos
When? Wednesday, April 10, 2019, 6 pm
Where? Cultural Center AL PIE de la MURALLA, Bartolomé Mitre Street 1464, MONTEVIDEO, URUGUAY
Official contact: Adriana.careaga[at]
Official website:


United States of America

1st event: Event title: Talk: University of Virginia and Monticello World Heritage Site and Its Evolving Historic Interpretation and Reception
What? Short presentation of the event: Learn how and why the joint world heritage site of the University of Virginia and Monticello was established and how it is updating its historic interpretation to encourage an honest and inclusive dialogue about the past.
Who? Organizers: Darwina L. Neal (US/ICOMOS) and National Building Museum
When? April 18, 2019 from 6:30 - 8:00 pm
Where? USA, Washington, DC, 401 F Street, NW
Official contact: National Building Museum, 202-272-2448
Official Website: 

2nd event : event title : Field study of the Nacoochee Valley Cultural Landscape
What? The Historic Preservation graduate program at the University of Georgia will be conducting a field study of the Nacoochee Valley Cultural Landscape in rural White County, Georgia, on April 18. A wide variety of cultural resources in the Nacoochee and Sautee Valleys are important to the study of the heritage of the Appalachian region of Georgia. The field study will include archaeological sites and properties contributing to the National Register historic districts representing Native American occupation, early settlement, and more recent periods.
Who? Students and faculty of the University of Georgia
When? April 18
Where? Nacoochee Valley Cultural Landscape, White County, Georgia
Official contact: James K. Reap, JD, Professor & Graduate Coordinator, Master of Historic Preservation Program,
College of Environment & Design, University of Georgia, 285 South Jackson Street, Athens, Georgia 30602 USA, Office: 102 Denmark Hall
Official contact : jreap[at], Tel: 1.706.542.4706
Official website: n/a

3rd event: Event title: The City of Philadelphia Celebration of World Heritage Day
Who? The Global Philadelphia Association, Independence National Historical Park, and Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia
What? The Global Philadelphia Association is promoting the International Day for Monuments and Sites on April 18th. They will be doing online and social media promotion and are working with Independence National Historical Park and the Preservation Alliance of Greater Philadelphia to celebrate the day in Philadelphia.
Independence National Historical Park will be highlighting Independence Hall’s 40th anniversary as a UNESCO World Heritage Site during their tours and activities that day.
Preservation Alliance for Greater Philadelphia will offer a special “Around Washington Square” walking tour from 11 am to 1 pm for free with advance registration.
Registration link and tour details:
When? April 18
Where? The City of Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA
Official contact: Melissa Stevens, Global Philadelphia Association, melissa.stevens[at]
Official website:



What? A blog article. In commemoration of the International Day for Monuments and Sites, and in order to contribute to the valorization of Rural Landscapes in Venezuela, particularly rooted with the early times of Venezuelan history and economy, when the agriculture was its principal economical activity, we would like to share with you an article published in our blog, which we will be disseminating starting today.
Who? ICOMOS Venezuela
Where? On the website of ICOMOS Venezuela :
Official website:







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