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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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1st International Conference on Best Practices in World Heritage: Archaeology

The FIRST INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON BEST PRACTICES IN WORLD HERITAGE: ARCHAEOLOGY aims to generate a meeting point on Archaeology management and treatment of World Heritage sites. It will focus on Archaeology, keeping in mind that it needs to consider not only the sites, which have been inscribed as World Heritage due to its Archaeological nature, but also any site, property or group of material properties, inscribed as World Heritage, which can be studied using an archaeological methodology. The Conference is organised by the Complutense University of Madrid, and sponsored by the Council of Menorca Island (Balearic Islands, Spain), so that Menorca Island will become a place of reference for studies on the treatment of properties inscribed by UNESCO Research works from a global perspective on these sites, beside the ones commissioned by UNESCO, are still scarce but necessary. In the Department of Prehistory at the Complutense University of Madrid, a research project is being developed on Archaeology and World Heritage (, which involves people from several research institutes, universities and administrations. This project has raised the need to put in common and share different initiatives and experiences that have been carried out in this Heritage context, to improve the treatment given to these exceptional cultural properties. The celebration of this Conference and the impact that it will have in the scientific world will certainly benefit the nomination initiated by Menorca, as a candidate to become World Heritage, with the importance of its exceptional archaeological sites. We encourage all those interested in the world of the archaeological management to participate, as there will be space not only for Archaeology as a science, but also for insights from other disciplines. Conference official languages: Spanish and English This Conference will be held in coordination with the Annual Meeting of 2012 of ICAHM (International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management of ICOMOS), which will be held in Cuzco ( A selection of the proceedings of both events will be published under the patronage of ICAHM.
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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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