WHITRAP Training Course on the Conservation and Management of the Cultural Routes in the Asia-Pacific Region
Application Deadline: October 20, 2015
Time: 5th – 14th November. 2015
Place: Guangyuan, Mianyang, Chengdu in Sichuan Province, China
World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region
under the auspices of UNESCO (Beijing)
Sponsor and Undertaker
Huangze Temple Museum in Gunangyuan City
Mianyang Bureau of Culture, Broadcasting, Television, Press and Publication
Chengdu Relic Information Consultation Center
Cultural Relics Bureau of Sichuan Province
Brief Background to the Training Course:
Linear heritages and cultural routes are important heritage types. They are typically found in a linear arrangement, reflect cultural communication and interaction, and span over relatively long period and large space, such that they present particular challenges in their conservation and management. There are several major linear heritages and cultural routes in the Asia-Pacific Region and some of them were already listed in the World Heritage List, including Mountain Railways of India (1999,2005,2008), Sacred Sites and Pilgrimage Routes in the Kii Mountain Range (2004), Land of Frankincense (2000), Silk Roads: the Routes Network of Chang'an-Tianshan Corridor (2014), The Grand Canal(2014), and the Chinese government is in the process of preparing for the nomination of the Sichuan Road. With the goal to promote the world heritage application for linear heritage and cultural route, and to strengthen the conservation and management of this specific heritage type, WHITRAP is proposing to organize a Training Course on the Conservation and Management of cultural routes in the Asia-pacific Region in Sichuan Province in China in the autumn 2015, basing on the successful experience of the sub-Forum of Beijing Forum 2014-the Silk Road in the Past and Present: Dialogue, Communication and Cooperation among the cultures.
The course is aimed at promoting communication and interaction among numerous heritage sites, and encourage the nomination of linear heritages and cultural routes, while strengthen the conservation and management of this specific heritage type. We invite acknowledged experts in the domain of cultural heritage and other relevant disciplines to share their experiences. Contents of the course include theories and case-study of cultural routes, such as the identification of concepts, research methods, and related measures of conservation and management. The course will provide scientific guidance for the conservation of cultural routes in Asia and Pacific Region. Besides, attendees will have a deep insight of The Sichuan Road of China, studying the cultural routes from a professional perspective with the guidance of experts.
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