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World Heritage: Benefits Beyond Borders
International Institute for the Inclusive Museum, Copenhagen, Denmark
Edited by Amareswar Galla
Launched at the closing ceremony of the 40th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention, November 2012, this thematic collection of case studies provides a thorough understanding of World Heritage sites and their Outstanding Universal Value in the context of sustainable development. The case studies describe twenty-six thematically, typologically and regionally diverse World Heritage sites illustrating their benefits to local communities and ecosystems and sharing the lessons learned with the diverse range of stakeholders involved. The volume emphasises a holistic and integrated view of World Heritage, linking it to the role local communities play in management and protection, and to issues of ecosystem sustainability, and the maintenance of biological, linguistic and cultural diversity. Cross-disciplinary in its scope, this book will provide a meeting point for researchers, practitioners, community representatives and the wider public and will promote cultural and natural heritage conservation as a key vector of sustainable development and social cohesion.
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UNESCO Expert Meeting: Protection & Promotion of Museums & Collections
Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 11 – 14 July 2012
The Director-General of UNESCO, in consultation with the International Council of Museums (ICOM) and the Brazilian Institute of Museums (IBRAM), is convening an international experts meeting on the protection and promotion of museums and collections, which will be held from 11 to 13 July 2012 in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
The aim of the meeting is to conduct an assessment of the range of possible modalities for the protection and promotion of museums and collections in times of war and in times of peace on the basis of the 1954 UNESCO Convention for the Protection of Cultural Property in the Event of Armed Conflict and the 1970 UNESCO Convention on the Means of Prohibiting and Preventing the Illicit Import, Export and Transfer of Ownership of Cultural Property. The assessment report will then be submitted to the Executive Board of UNESCO for examination at its 190th session in October 2012.
“This meeting will provide a unique global platform for knowledge sharing, reflection and debate on the protection and promotion of museums and collections worldwide,” said Christian Manhart, Chief of the UNESCO Museums Section. Approximately 50 experts from museums, museum associations, universities and non-governmental and intergovernmental organizations around the world will participate in this experts meeting.