ICCROM Course: Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region | Japan

ICCROM Asia-Pacific Course

This course, entitled “Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region: Research, Analysis and Preservation of Archaeological Sites and Remains”, will be held in Nara, Japan, between 30 August and 29 September 2016.

It is organised by the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), the Agency for Cultural Affairs of Japan (Bunkacho), the Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO, the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage, Japan, and the National Resarch Institute for Cultural Property, Japan.

The course aims to provide participants with the latest knowledge and technologies in the fields of investigation, preservation, maintenance and management of archaeological sites and remains.

Specific objectives include the following:

  • to provide participants with a knowledge of the principles and methodologies for protection of archaeological sites and remains;
  • to provide participants with knowledge and skills-based techniques for the recording and analysis of archaeological sites and remains;
  • to provide participants with knowledge and skills-based techniques for the preservation, management and utilisation of archaeological sites and remains;
  • to provide participants with an opportunity to establish networks with colleagues from the region and share their experiences.

The training curriculum includes lectures, practical training and on-site lectures, presentations and discussions. It will involve visits to museums, archaeological sites and World Heritage sites in Japan. Participants will also be expected to share their experiences on archaeological conservation in their respective countries.

The course is aimed at heritage professionals aged 45 or younger in 40 countries in Asia and the Pacific that have signed the UNESCO World Heritage Convention. Participants should have a good command of English, be able to use the results of the course in their home countries and should have received previous endorsement from the UNESCO National Commission in their country.

Organisers of the course will cover most of participants’ travel and living expenses for the duration of the course.

Applications to take part should be sent by 10 June.

For additional information, please visit http://www.iccrom.org/cultural-heritage-protection-in-the-asia-pacific-region-3/

 

Pictured above: participants in last year’s ICCROM Training Course on Cultural Heritage Protection in the Asia-Pacific Region

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