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JPC 2008 International Course on Conservation of Japanese Paper

The National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo and ICCROM are organizing the course on conserving Japanese paper in paintings, calligraphic works and other paper-based artifacts from 8 to 27 September 2008 in Tokyo, Japan.

This course consists of lectures, practical workshops and a study tour to visit traditional paper-making masters and mounting studios to provide understanding of the Japanese paper tradition and to build bridges between the Japanese and the Western paper conservation approach.

For more information regarding the course, please visit ICCROM’s website at: <a"http:></a"http:><//a>_


Management Planning for Cultural Heritage

The UNESCO World Heritage Institute of Training and Research - Asia and Pacific, Shanghai, China and ICCROM will organize the course on Management Planning for Cultural Heritage, which will take place in Shanghai, China from 24 November to 6 December 2008, with financial support by Tongji University, China, Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning & Design Institute, China and Tongji National Research Centre of Historic Cities, China.

Organizers seek participants who have a wide range of experience and expertise in conservation of cultural heritage in the region. The course builds on the success of past ICCROM training activities on management planning and will address the principles, methodology, analysis and procedures for preparing appropriate management plans.

For the application form and more details about the course, please contact Ms Kong Ping at: +86 21 6598 7687.


Strengthening National Capacities for Implementing the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage 

Following Indonesia’s ratification of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage in October 2007, the Department of Culture and Tourism, the Indonesian National Commission for UNESCO, and the UNESCO Office in Jakarta jointly convened a capacity-building workshop for the implementation of the Convention, with technical support from the Section of Intangible Cultural Heritage at UNESCO Headquarters from 17 to 18 April 2008.

The objective of the workshop was to map intangible cultural heritage resources in Indonesia with participation of communities and explain the procedure for the preparation of nomination files to the ‘Representative List’ and to the ‘List of Intangible Cultural Heritage in Urgent Need of Safeguarding’.

For more information about the workshop, please contact Ms Himalchuli Gurung at: h.gurung[at]