World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México April 18 is World Heritage Day, aka International Monuments and Sites Day, celebrating the work of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) — icomos.org. There are events around the world. Hashtags: #worldheritageday, #IDMS HistoryOn April 18, 1982 on the occasion of a symposium organized by ICOMOS in Tunisia, …

World Heritage Committee

Elsewhere on the Web The World Heritage Committee – https://whc.unesco.org/en/committee – meets once a year, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly. At its first session, the Committee adopted its Rules of Procedure of the World Heritage Committee. The Committee is responsible for the …

World Heritage

Buzzwords A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. Recommended ListeningThe future of heritage – Has the high value of a World Heritage listing …

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Buzzwords Intangible cultural heritage, transmitted from generation to generation, is constantly recreated by communities and groups in response to their environment, their interaction with nature and their history, and provides them with a sense of identity and continuity.– 2003 Convention for Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage Also see: Intangible culture, intangible cultural heritage HeadlinesSingapore street …

Corn = Maíz =

Photo: Maíces biodiversidad y cultura (Museo Cabañas), Guadalajara Maíz, also known as corn, is a large grain plant first domesticated by Indigenous peoples in Mexico about 10,000 years ago. CelebrationsSeptiembre = September: Mes de Maíz (Corn Month) (Mexico) September 29 Día Nacional del Maíz (Mexico) Translating: CornSpanish: MaízAyöök: Tëëmt (Seed) Features Planeta.com

Digital Heritage

Buzzwords Digital Heritage = the use of digital media in the service of preserving cultural or natural heritage. UNESCO’s Charter on the Preservation of Digital Heritage defines digital heritage as embracing “cultural, educational, scientific and administrative resources, as well as technical, legal, medical and other kinds of information created digitally, or converted into digital form …

Cultural Heritage

Photo: Australian Museum Cultural heritage = Legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that is inherited from past generations QuotesMaintaining one’s culture, values and traditions is beyond price.– Getano Lui Junior Elsewhere on the WebAustralian Museum Embedded Tweets WikipediaCultural heritage Planeta.com

European Heritage Days

Poster The European Heritage Days are the most widely celebrated participatory cultural events shared by the citizens of Europe. The European Heritage Days have been organized since 1999 as a joint initiative of the European Commission and the Council of Europe. The aim is to give concrete examples of how local communities can contribute to …

Museums

Photo: Queensland Museum If you want to understand what makes a place tick, visit a museum. We would like to take a deep dive into museum attractions and activities that orient visitors and engage locals. Comments and suggestions are welcome. DefinitionsA museum is a ‘permanent institution in the service of society and of its development, open …