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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 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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ISCES & ICOMOS Ireland: The Sustainable Development Goals, Heritage, Culture and the Built & Natural Environment

ICOMOS Ireland and the ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Energy, Sustainability and Climate Change (ISCES+CC) coordinated a meeting of the ICOMOS International Task Force on the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) in Dublin in April 2018. Several leading world experts in their fields travelled to Dublin for the meetings and gave a number of short presentations to stimulate discussion and debate on the main topics. Each meeting was divided into how to localise the Sustainable Development Goals and how to mitigate, measure, monitor and implement these 17 goals, using agreed indicators. A public seminar was held on the afternoon of the April 9th culminating in a panel discussion with international and Irish experts.
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ICOMOS Romania: ‘Brancusi Event’

With the generous support of the Romanian Embassy in Paris, ICOMOS Romania is organizing on March the 19th 19.00h in Paris a ‘Brancusi Event’. ICOMOS Romania will award Mr. Alain Seban, General Director of the G. Pompidou Centre in Paris, the Honorary Prize of the Romanian City of Tg. Jiu, where Brancusi has placed its iconic modern monumental art ensemble. This is part of ICOMOS Romania’s attempt to build a common french-romanian ICOMOS collaboration with respect to the preservation and enhancement of the monumental works of Brancusi.
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Scientific Symposium “Reducing Risks to Cultural Heritage from Natural and Human-Caused Disasters’

The ICOMOS Symposium, Reducing Risks to Cultural Heritage from Natural and Human-Caused Disasters, aims to assess risks and formulate policies, strategies and techniques for reducing risks to disasters, responding to emergencies and recovering from disasters. During the one-day symposium, position papers and case studies will be presented on the following themes: 1. Techniques and Strategies for Mitigating Risks to Cultural Heritage from Natural and Human-Caused Disasters 2. Methodology and Tools for Undertaking Risk Assessment of Cultural Heritage 3. Protecting Cultural Heritage in Times of Conflict and Other Emergencies 4. Planning for Post-Disaster Recovery of Cultural Heritage 5. Awareness-Raising and Capacity-Building for Managing Disaster Risks to Cultural Heritage. Symposium Format: Papers and poster presentations will be solicited through the Scientific Council listserv and National Committees. Paper abstracts and poster proposals will be blind-peer-reviewed. Abstracts will be selected for presentation and/or e-publication. Finished papers in the provided format will be due prior to the symposium. Call for Abstracts and Posters: The 2012 Symposium will highlight five main themes in its examination of risks to cultural heritage due to natural and human-caused disasters. However, the questions posed herein are merely suggested as sub-topics; we welcome additional perspectives in submitted proposals for abstracts and posters. Submission of Abstracts: Abstracts for papers or posters should be a maximum of 250 words in English or French and should be submitted to by 30April 2012. Please indicate clearly whether the submission is for a paper or a poster.All abstracts must contain the title of the proposed paper or poster, the name of the author(s), and contact information (institutional affiliation, mailing address, phone number, and email address).
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