E_Conservation Magazine - N° 14, May 2010

Issue #14 of e-conservation magazine is now online and available for free download!

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IFLA Newsletter n° 87 - Asia Pacific Region Special Issue (April 2010)

Diversity of cultures is a strength of the Asia Pacific Region. From the mountains and deserts of Iran in the north-west, to the indented coastlines and island of Japan and New Zealand in the north-east and south-east, there is also a multitude of different landscapes. As those landscape are made and influenced by cultures that have different understandings of nature, and different responses to their surroundings, so exhilarating contrasts have developed. Even though rulers and traders of surrounding ancient countries interacted and mixed different cultures, fauna and flora when they visited Darius in Iran centuries ago, as recorded on stone panels in the sacked city of Persepolis, the differences have been maintained over the centuries. Even though religions and ideas have been transported through the region, gradually modifying cultures, the differences have created unique landscapes. You know where you are when you walk through cities in Japan or fields in Thailand or India.

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New Bibliography on Management Plans

Management plans and the World Heritage Convention: A bibliography

Around 200 bibliographic references extracted from the ICOMOS Documentation Centre collections.

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Webpage of all the ICOMOS bibliographies - English or French


Conclusiones y recomendaciones de simposio ICOMOS Perú

Conclusiones y Recomendaciones del simposio "EFECTOS DE LOS DESASTRES NATURALES EN EL PATRIMONIO CULTURAL: MONUMENTOS Y SITIOS”. Evento realizado el pasado 17 de abril 2010 para conmemorar el Día Internacional de los Monumentos y Sitios.

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Cargar conclusiones (PDF in Spanish, 250 KB)


New MDG Achievement fund / UN Albania Publication

The Transformation of the National History Museum in Albania: Recommendations and Proposed Next Steps by the Advisory Board

Albania has been described as the last secret of Europe. Almost unknown internationally, its rich and diverse cultural heritage is undervalued within the country, much of it having been suppressed or neglected during the long years of isolation. This peaceful multicultural coexistence presents Albania with a unique opportunity: to utilize its culture as an instrument in shaping its new national identity, as its government, economy and people move away from isolation to a greater participation on the world’s
The Joint Programme “Culture and Heritage for Social and Economic Development” (CHSED) was primarily designed to achieve outcomes derived from the national priorities of Albania that are consistent with the Millennium Development Goals and the One UN programme, approved by the Albanian Government in October 2007. The flagship activity for the CHSED Joint Programme will be the transformation of the National History Museum in Tirana into a modern cultural institution. One key activity to this is to: “Establish a management and governance structure for a “world-class” National History Museum” (Activity 2.1.1).

This final report, prepared by the museum expert, will summarize and elaborate on the major findings and recommendations of the Advisory Board, for use as a final decision-making tool by the Government of Albania and the UN Agencies that are substantially and financially accountable for the implementation of the activities in the CHSED Joint Programme.

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IFLA News Brief No. 30

The IFLA News Brief, issue #30 (April 2010) has just been published.

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Source: International Federation of Landscapes Architects (IFLA)