Human Rights And Heritage Management Workshop - Rio de Janeiro, 11-15 May 2020

thumb stefano girardelli dYYBqghqF2M unsplashWhat are human rights and what do they mean for heritage management? How are decisions made about the heritage? What norms are applied in decision making? Which values, principles and approaches guide those decisions?  Are all relevant rights bearers and duty holders involved?  Will all parties feel the decisions to be inclusive, effective, efficient, participatory and legitimate? How can we identify opportunities and expected heritage developments involving rights bearers? This workshop intends to address these questions and propose concrete case studies.

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International Seminar on Rock Art and World Heritage in Sub-Saharan Africa

African rock art online unit ICOMOS Heritage

The Department of European and International Affairs and the Directorate  General of Heritage of the French Ministry of Culture are organizing an international seminar on Rock Art and World Heritage in Sub-Saharan Africa on 31 March 2020 at the National Heritage Institute in Paris.

The objective of the seminar will be to present the challenges and issues of research, conservation, protection and sustainable management of sites that can arise from this type of property. This seminar will be an opportunity to share good practices on these issues, through concrete cases of sub-Saharan African properties already inscribed on the World Heritage List or on the Tentative Lists. 

Registration for the seminar is free but compulsory within the limit of available places. You can send your request to Caroline Gaultier-Kurhan, Officer for African Museums and Heritage at the French Ministry of Culture:

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"Advancing Risk Management for the Shared Future": 6 Scientific Committees' Joint Meeting in Sydney 2020

6ISC CFA11276 ICOMOS International Scientific Committees: ICORP, ISCARSAH, ISCEAH, ICTC, ISCES+CC and CIPA are organizing a joint meeting during the ICOMOS General Assembly, in Sydney, Australia, on 1st of October 2020. The joint meeting will focus on ”Advancing Risk Management for the Shared Future” addressing specifically, challenges that heritage is facing and ways to tackle them.
Abstracts are welcome until the 3rd of February 2020.

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Water Heritage - Questionnaire on development of ISC, Mission Statement and Statement of Significance for water as cultural heritage

Waterfall of Bid Shar (Abshar-e Bid Shahr), Iran

The proposal for an International Scientific Committee (ISC) on Water and Heritage was presented at the 2017 General Assembly in Delhi where the Board of ICOMOS approved the formation of a probationary task force to investigate the formation of an ISC, in accordance with the Eger Xi’an Principles for the International Scientific Committees of ICOMOS.

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Review ICOFORT Final Draft Charter

Graffiti at the basis of the fortificationICOFORT, the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Fortifications and Military Heritage, is asking ICOMOS Committees and members to review its version number 4 dated 20 August 2019 of the ICOFORT Final Draft Charter on Fortifications and related heritage; guidelines for protection, conservation and interpretation.

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