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Feb
20
Wed
ICOMOS NC Germany: Conference “Underground Architecture Revisited”
Feb 20 – Feb 23 all-day
Organised by ICOMOS Germany, Landesdenkmalamt Berlin (Berlin Monument Authority), Initiative Kerberos Berlin, Berlinische Galerie et al. Sponsored by the Federal Government Commissioner for Culture and the Media. Architecture of modernity below ground. The international conference will focus on the architectural design of underground stations of the second half of the 20th century in Europe. Official contact: ICOMOS Germany Official website: https://www.icomos.de/ Attachment: Programme
Feb
27
Wed
ICOMOS NC Georgia: General Assembly
Feb 27 all-day
Organised by the Board of ICOMOS Georgia Election of new President, Secretary General, Board; Approval of Plan Official contact: Manana Tevzadze, info@icomos.org.ge Official website: http://icomos.org.ge/en/
Feb
28
Thu
ICOMOS ISCs THEOPHIL and PRERICO: International conference “Religion and Pilgrimage sites –Conservation challenges”
Feb 28 – Mar 1 all-day
ICOMOS International Scientific Committees for Theory and Philosophy of Conservation and Restoration (THEOPHIL) and on Places of Religion and Ritual (PRERICO) with • Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco-Life Beyond Tourism ‘Places of religion and pilgrimage’ are sites with specifically high sensitivity, carrying tangible as well as high non-tangible significance. Some are still in use for religious practices, while others are archaeological ruins or places no longer used for their original function. In some religions they still have religious significance, in others they do not, but continue to carry religious importance. Some of these sites are mainly places of memory, where structural significance is of secondary importance, many others have buildings which meet several criteria of historical, architectural, social and other significance. Many important sites of religious meaning serve regularly as places of religion and ritual, to some there is regular pilgrimage, yet many are at the same time tourism attractions Very few active religious sites are managed by cultural heritage authorities – most are managed by religious authorities. All the above issues make sites of religious and ritual significance a specific category, with big challenges to the conservation community. Both scientific committees, TheoPhilos and PRERICO have never discussed these issues and the coming conference is the first opportunity for both. Three different areas need to be discussed for theoretical and practical purposes: • Definition of the religious and Pilgrimage sites, from the perspective of heritage protection – is it a category worth specific ethics, rules and consideration? Does it require different conservation considerations and Practices? • Specific theoretical and practical challenges facing the conservation and users communities regarding religious and pilgrimage sites. • Tourism to religious and Pilgrimage sites – conflicts of functions, respecting the different uses and users. Conservators’ challenges Official contact: Simone Giometti (Secretary General Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco) Icomos.theory@fondazione-delbianco.org Official website: https://www.lifebeyondtourism.org/events/religious-and-pilgrimage-sites-conservation-challenges/
Mar
1
Fri
Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco: XXI General Assembly and International Symposium: “Heritage as a Builder of Peace 2019”
Mar 1 – Mar 3 all-day
The intercultural dialogue is widely recognized for its strategic role in building the conditions for the development in peaceful coexistence. The world is more and more interconnected but it does not mean that individuals and societies really live together. Today there is more information, technology and knowledge available than ever before. All this allows people to move, travel and visit cultural and natural heritage sites all over the world; but our wisdom will help us to grasp the opportunities offered by the encounters among multicultural visitors attracted by heritage for advancing intercultural dialogue across the world. Intercultural dialogue, in its turn, will extend the impact of heritage on the “UNESCO International Decade for the Rapprochement of Cultures (2013 – 2022)” and will extend the goals of the UN 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development. Which role the international community of heritage conservators, urban planners, architects, travel and hospitality operators, world heritage sites managers, local traditional and typical producers can play? Three thematic sessions: • “Cultural Expressions of Territories” • “World Heritage Sites for Dialogue 2019” • “Heritage for Planet Earth 2019” Official contact Simone Giometti (Secretary General Fondazione Romualdo Del Bianco) secretarygeneral@fondazione-delbianco.org Official website https://www.lifebeyondtourism.org/events/21-general-assembly-frdb/
Mar
6
Wed
ICOMOS Bureau and Board meetings @ ICOMOS
Mar 6 – Mar 8 all-day
Mar
23
Sat
ICOMOS NC United Kingdom: Intangible Cultural Heritage conference: “Passing on Our Cultural Traditions to Future Generations”
Mar 23 all-day
ICOMOS UK with Arts Council England This second ICOMOS-UK Intangible Cultural Heritage conference, building on the success of the first one (held in 2014), is a response to the need for more information on safeguarding cultural traditions. It has also been informed by an Arts Council supported project implemented in 2016/17 by the Committee on “Exploring Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Museum Contexts”, and by the report’s outcomes and findings published in October 2018.The Conference will be a platform to explore how practicing communities, civil society, arts and heritage organisations can help to promote and pass on our customs and cultural traditions to next generations. Official contact: admin@icomos-uk.org Official website: http://www.icomos-uk.org/events/ Attachments: Registration Form (which includes programme and press release)
Mar
25
Mon
ICOMOS Climate Change and Heritage Working Group Meeting @ ICOMOS
Mar 25 – Mar 26 all-day
Mar
27
Wed
ICOMOS NC Georgia: Workshop on compatible mortar for Tbillisi Historic Buildings
Mar 27 – Mar 29 all-day
Organised by ICOMOS Georgia, Riksantikvaren within the Programme, “ Sustainable Rehabilitation of Heritage Site”, Tbilisi, Georgia The aim of the workshop is to investigate the original earth mortar and choose the compatible mortar composition for the site under the restoration, through in situ testing and modeling. Official contact – Nato Tsintsabadze, tsintsabadze@icomos.org.ge Official website: http://icomos.org.ge/en/pilot-programmes/
Mar
28
Thu
ICOMOS NC South Korea: 1st ICOMOS Forum: “The Rural Landscape Heritage in Korea”
Mar 28 all-day
Organised by ICOMOS South Korea The 1st ICOMOS Forum of the four-time forum held in a year in Korea. A special Forum to commemorate the ICOMOS International Day for Monuments and Sites with the theme of “The Rural Landscape Heritage in Korea”. Open to the general public as well as the experts in related fields including the ICOMOS members. Official contact: icomos_korea@daum.net ; 82-2-720-4867 Official website: www.icomos-korea.or.kr ; www.facebook.com/icomoskorea
Apr
18
Thu
ICOMOS NC Georgia: Seminar: Rural Landscapes of North Highlands of Georgia
Apr 18 all-day
Organised by ICOMOS Georgia Presentation of three year research and publication of Fortified Rural Settlements of Northern Highland of Georgia by ICOMOS Georgia members: Tsitsino Chachkhunashvili, Irine Elizbarashvili, Manana Suramelashvili Official contact – Tsitsino Chachkhunashvili, cichach@yahoo.com Official website – http://icomos.org.ge/en/