World Heritage Committee

Logo The World Heritage Committee (WHC) – whc.unesco.org/en/committee – meets physically annually, and consists of representatives from 21 of the States Parties to the Convention elected by their General Assembly. The Committee is responsible for the implementation of the World Heritage Convention, defines the use of the World Heritage Fund, and allocates financial assistance upon …

World Heritage Day

Poster: Monte Albán, Oaxaca, México (Some rights reserved) 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 …

World Heritage

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Digital Heritage

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Intangible Cultural Heritage

Lingo Cards (Some rights reserved) 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 …

Department of Conservation New Zealand

Logo Department of Conservation New Zealand – doc.govt.nz – is the government agency charged with conserving New Zealand’s natural and historic heritage. Key Linksdoc.govt.nzconservation [email protected] HeadlinesProtect and promote: Can DOC really do both? – Belinda McCammon/RadioNZ @BelMcCammon @insightrnz @radionz ConcessionsPlea to fix DOC concessions system Background Work is organized around five outcomes: the diversity of …

Corn = Maíz =

Photo: Ron Mader, Maíces biodiversidad y cultura (Museo Cabañas), Guadalajara (Some rights reserved) 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) …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Logo The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – unesco.org – is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of law, and human …

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 …