ICCROM 50th anniversary newsletter out

A special edition of ICCROM's newsletter has been released to celebrate the organisation's 50th anniversary. The newsletter details the foundation and development of the organisation from the early 1950s to the present day.

Varanasi all set to celebrate World Heritage Week

Binay Singh, TNN 19 November 2009, 06:48am IST

VARANASI: The city is all set to celebrate World Heritage Week from November 19 to 25. Events like seminar, cultural programme, photo exhibition and competitive programmes will be organised by the cultural and archaeological departments and Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) to mark the occasion.

The basic objective of the event is to create awareness about the diversity of cultural heritage and the efforts that are required to protect and conserve the priceless heritage and ancient monuments.

19 Nov 2009

Salzburg Declaration on the Conservation and Preservation of Cultural Heritage released

31 October 2009

Salzburg, Austria

On the occasion of the Salzburg Global Seminar session on Connecting to the World's Collections: Making the Case for the Conservation and Preservation of our Cultural Heritage, sixty cultural heritage leaders from the preservation sector representing thirty-two nations around the world shared experiences to address the sustainability of cultural heritage.

Excavating Antarctic whisky

Two crates of Scotch whisky discovered beneath an Antarctic hut used by Shackleton are to be recovered, the BBC has reported. The McKinlay and Co whisky was found buried under the Cape Royds hut, built and used during Shackleton's unsuccessful South Pole expedition between 1907 and 1909.

LATAM: Preventive conservation in Latin America

ICCROM has reported that the first LATAM course has been launched this week in Quito, Ecuador.

This three-week course examines preventive conservation from a risk management perspective and proposes an integrated approach for movable and immovable heritage. Risks are understood not only as rare and catastrophic events, but also continuous hazards such as inadequate lighting or incorrect relative humidity.

UK Memory of the World Register Launched

Nominations to the newly-established UK Memory of the World Register are being sought for documentary heritage which holds cultural significance specific to the UK.

8 Jan 2010

Conservation concerns for Robben Island

The BBC has reported concerns over the preservation of Robben Island, South Africa's notorious former island prison. The island, where Nelson Mandela was held for the majority of his 27 years behind bars, is now a World Heritage site and tourist destination. However, feral rabbits are both threatening the local wildlife and undermining historic buildings.


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