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ICOMOS ISC IIWC: Symposium “New Horizons in the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage”

New Horizons in the Conservation of Wooden Built Heritage IIWC 21st Symposium 2018, York, UK The 21st International Symposium of the ICOMOS International Wood Committee supported by ICOMOS-UK and York Archaeological Trust, and in association with the University of York, Historic England and York Minster. 12 – 15 September 2018, York, UK—york-2018/
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ICOMOS Ireland’s Emerging Professionals Group: International Day for Monuments and Sites

To mark this years International Day for Monuments and Sites and its theme Heritage for Generations, ICOMOS Ireland’s Emerging Professionals Group organised an evening to introduce ICOMOS, its working and the various charters/principles/conventions which shape conservation and cultural heritage practice to students and emerging professionals. The event included a walking tour of Dublin to discuss a number of chosen charters at specific locations relevant to each one.
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ICOMOS Ireland: Annual Maura Shaffrey Memorial Lecture

The theme of this year’s Annual Lecture is Historic Urban Landscaped and developments in this area since the publication of the Unesco Recommendations on HUL, 2011 to address Habitat III and the New Urban Agenda as well as the Sustainable Development Goals 2030. The lecture will be given by Professor Mike Turner and will be held in Dublin Castle. Information:
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ICOMOS Ireland: Historic Urban Landscapes Workshop

Following ICOMOS Ireland’s Annual Lecture on 17th October, ICOMOS Ireland and Dublin City are coordinating a workshop on the theme of the lecture which will be for invited delegates only. The venue and times for this are to be confirmed. Information:
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ICOMOS Ireland: Renovating Historic Buildings Towards Zero Carbon

A presentation of research work to date in two major studies – one international and one Irish – in renovating historic buildings towards zero carbon. The event comprised a series talks including presentations on recent studies. This workshop, organised by ICOMOS Ireland’s NSCES+CC and The Heritage Council, was supported by The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht, Dublin City Council, The Heritage Council, and the SEAI. Titles of Studies: ‘Deep Renovation of Historic Buildings towards lowest possible energy demand and CO2 emission (NZEB)’ The International Energy Agency: Solar Heating and Cooling Programme and Energy in Buildings and Communities Programme Task 59 / Annex 76 ‘Deep Energy Renovation of Traditional Buildings; Assessing knowledge gaps and addressing skills training in Ireland’ SEAI, Heritage Council & ICOMOS Ireland National Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change
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ICOMOS Germany: Conference: “World Heritage: Places for Building Capacities and Lifelong Learning in Europe”

Co-organized by ICOMOS Germany To ensure the implementation of the World Heritage Convention by enhancing knowledge and increasing awareness within civil society is both a continuous task and a challenge. Therefore, the Saxon State Ministry of the Interior, the Institute for Industrial Archaeology and History of Science and Technology (TU Bergakademie Freiberg), the German Commission for UNESCO, ICOMOS Germany and the Institute Heritage Studies Berlin the exchange of World Heritage experts and civil society initiated in 2016 with the international follow-up conference “World Heritage: Places for Building Capacities and Lifelong Learning in Europe” on 9 November 2018 at the “denkmal – Europe´s Leading Trade Fair for Conservation, Restoration and Old Building Renovation” in Leipzig, Germany. One focus of the conference is to discuss the importance of the topic “World Heritage” in schools and to illustrate the possibilities to anchor the topic in school curricula. The second focus highlights the significance of World Heritage and World Heritage sites for vocational education and training. Aiming to make World Heritage a constituent element of “lifelong learning”, this conference addresses World Heritage professionals, monument conservators, restorers and crafts people as well as teachers, and develops ideas for hands-on interpretation activities. Communicating World Heritage in theory and practice to all generations means preparing the topic for schools and vocational training, and understanding and using World Heritage sites as places for learning and capacity-building. Information on registration and the conference programme will be provided in due time. See attachment for more details and programme. Contact for information: Friederike Hansell, Saxon World Heritage Coordination email:
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ICOMOS Ireland: Annual Outing

ICOMOS Ireland’s Annual Outing for 2018 will visit Belfast, a city renowned for its industrial and maritime cultural heritage. It is intended to visit a range of sites demonstrating the ongoing efforts to conserve this significant legacy including the adaptive reuse of the Harland and Wolff complex and the ornate warehouse buildings of the period. ICOMOS Ireland have applied for the EYCH logo for this event and are awaiting approval.
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