2012 Heritage Law: Professional development program, Turkey

 
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UNESCO World Heritage Convention 40th anniversary celebrations & book launch "World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders", Nov 2012, Kyoto, Japan

International Symposium on Culture & Sustainable Development, Nov 2012, Paris, France

5th General Conference of the Asia-Europe Museum Network, Sept 2012, Seoul, Korea

More than Meets the Eye - Keynote Lecture

Museums Australia National Conference, Sept 2012, Australia

Expert Meeting on the Protection and Promotion of Museums and Collections July 2012, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil,

European Museum Advisors Conference, May-June 2012, Portugal

NEXT STEP: Putting Culture on the Agenda for the Future of Europe June 2012, Denmark

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Eight Day Professional Development Program

Istanbul, Turkey,  May, 2012 (Dates to be confirmed)

Description

This Professional Development Program is available as a eight day intensive for people from all professional back grounds, especially international humanitarian law, Human Rights Commissions, Environmental and Heritage Agencies, Museums, Galleries, Libraries and Archives. This course is designed to give participants an introduction to international laws concerning heritage in its various forms, giving them a solid grounding in the obligations concerning heritage established by major international legal instruments such as the UNESCO Conventions, Recommendations and Declarations. Participants need have no prior knowledge of law or of the international legal system.

The course also provides participants with knowledge of international rules which affect exchanges, exhibitions, recovery of stolen cultural objects, protection of antiquities, and acquisition and exhibition policies. Lack of knowledge of this body of legal obligations and the relevant ethical codes could lead to potential losses to museums and breaches of international legal obligations for which a country may be liable. Cultural rights are addressed as an integral part of Human Rights. All the course modules are illustrated with international case studies, including several from the Asia Pacific Region, through the first hand legal knowledge of the course faculty.

Participants will study the Hague Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict 1954 and its two Protocols (1954, 1999), the UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property 1970, the UNIDROIT Convention on Stolen or Illegally Exported Cultural Objects 1995, the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage 2001, UNESCO Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 2003 and the UNESCO Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions 2005. More briefly there will be consideration of the UNESCO Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage 1972, the 11 UNESCO heritage Recommendations and the UNESCO Universal Declaration on Cultural Diversity 2001. The adoption and implementation of these instruments both in Australia and other countries will be studied as well as their implications for Australian heritage and other cultural workers. Participants will also become acquainted with the international support mechanisms and networks and will investigate, as part of their course, Australia’s or their country’s participation (or failure to participate) in the implementation of this instruments through their national legislation and administration.

Learning Objectives

After successfully completing this course you should be able to:

  • Be aware of the international standards and have the ability to develop further in-depth knowledge
  • Evaluate the international standards which have been adopted in the past five years
  • Assess and research how these apply in their own countries or in Australia
  • Be familiar with the international support mechanisms and networks and have the capacity to investigate, their country’s participation (or failure to participate) in the implementation of these instruments through their national legislation and administration

Contact: http://inclusivemuseum.org/contact/

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