International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
Asia and the pacific

Asia and the pacific

Saramang tao temple - indonesia
Saramang tao temple - indonesia

ICCROM continues to have a strong presence in Asia and the Pacific thanks to longstanding and effective partnerships. Its ongoing collaboration with the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) of the Republic of Korea has enabled ICCROM to continue pursuing cooperation for education, training and research in cultural heritage conservation in the region. As a result, the CollAsia programme for the conservation of collections in Southeast Asia has moved forward with new activities. ICCROM continues to address the capacity-building needs of the Asia Pacific region in all aspects of heritage conservation, with objectives of promoting heritage as a contributor for sustainable development in the region and around the globe.

Thanks to its close collaboration as well as generous funding and secondment provided by the Japanese authorities ICCROM is able to offer collaborative projects based on Japanese expertise on seismic retrofitting and reinforcement solutions that protect human life while also preserving historic structures, as well as holistic knowledge and experience of Japanese paper and Japanese traditional conservation approaches and techniques.

 

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ICCROM is pleased to present a new publication now available for free download, Asian Buddhist Heritage: Conserving the Sacred. This publication contains the papers presented at a Forum series organized by ICCROM and the Cultural Heritage Administration of the Republic of Korea, held in Seoul in 2013. It is the first instalment of a five-book series that will cover some of the most pertinent topics in cultural heritage preservation and management in Asia.

The National Research Institute of Cultural Heritage (NRICH) of Korea hosted the international ICCROM CollAsia course on Packing and Storing Objects and Collections – Tradition and Modernity in Daejeon, Republic of Korea, from 11 – 25 October 2017.

The 2017 edition of the JPC-Japanese Paper Conservation course closed in Tokyo on 15 September. This highly specialized three-week event was held from 28 August to 15 September 2017. The course aims to offer a holistic knowledge and experience of Japanese paper and Japanese traditional conservation approaches and techniques to ten conservation professionals coming from a range of Member States.

The cultural landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces in China was the site of the just-completed Course on Management and Monitoring of World Heritage Sites with special reference to China. Nineteen participants from ten countries attended the ten-day course to learn about current thinking, trends and approaches to management of cultural World Heritage properties, focusing particularly on monitoring.

On the occasion of the visit to Rome of Prime Minister of the Yangon Region, Mr U Phyo Min Thein, and following the request of the ITALIA-BIRMANIA.INSIEME Association, ICCROM hosted a seminar on 21 June on “Integrated Conservation of Urban Heritage and Inclusive and Intelligent Cities: possible synergies between Italy and Myanmar, the Yangon Laboratory.”

ran’s Cultural Heritage, Handcrafts and Tourism Organization (ICHTO) has announced its allocation of $2.4 million towards the conservation of sites around the world linked to Iranian heritage.

ICCROM joins the Cambodian people and all lovers of heritage in mourning the loss of the Cambodian Vice Prime Minister Samdech Vibol Panha Sok An, who died on 15 March 2017. He was 67 years old.

The fourth ICCROM-CHA Annual Forum was concluded on 9 December 2016 at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The Annual Forum has been organized since 2013, with the collaboration and financial support of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) of Korea. The objectives of the Annual Forum are to explore, research, and debate key themes emerging from the Asian region that have implications for effective conservation and management of heritage.

The fourth ICCROM-CHA Annual Forum concluded on 9 December 2016 at Tsinghua University in Beijing. The Annual Forum has been organized since 2013, with the collaboration and financial support of the Cultural Heritage Administration (CHA) of Korea.

Traditional knowledge and its applicability to cultural heritage preservation is increasingly gaining recognition in light of global discourse on sustainable development, climate change, disasters and resilience. In reflection of this worldwide shift, the World Heritage Committee has included the use of traditional knowledge systems for site management within its Operational Guidelines.