Heritage Week in Ireland

Logo Ireland hosts the annual National Heritage Week the last week of August. 2020 dates: August 15-23. Hashtag: #HeritageWeek About the eventNational and local community organizations participate by organizing events throughout the country. Many of the events that take place during the week are free highlight the abundance of great work that is carried out in …

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 Elsewhere on …

United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO)

Elsewhere on the Web 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 …

Manatū Taonga

Logo The New Zealand Ministry for Culture and Heritage Manatū Taonga works to enrich the lives of all New Zealanders by promoting a confident and connected culture. Among the helpful outputs – the ministry hosts the websites  Te Ara — The Encyclopedia of New Zealand and NZHistory among others. Key Links mch.govt.nz what we do …

Climate Heritage Network Launch

Poster The Climate Heritage Network Global Launch was a two-day program (October 24-25) devoted to urgently mobilizing the cultural heritage sector for climate action across the globe. The program served as a key catalyst for accelerating the ambition of culture and heritage actors to help the communities they work in to deliver on ambitions of …

Namibian Heritage Week 2019

Poster Namibia – Namibian Heritage Week is held the third week of September every year. 2019 dates: September 16-22. Key Links museums.com.na Facebook @NamHeritageWeek @MuseumsANamibia Questions Are there livestreaming and recorded videos from events? How is Namibia celebrating the International year of Indigenous Languages? What would Namibians like visitors to know about the country? Background …

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 …

New Report: Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs

New report: In June UNESCO released the report Impacts of Climate Change on World Heritage Coral Reefs A First Global Scientic Assessment Download as PDF Questions Can we arrange a video conversation/webinar to discuss the report? From the report: Since 1972, the UNESCO World Heritage Convention has united the world around a shared responsibility to …

41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee

Photo: Bartłomiej Banaszak, Narodowy Instytut Dziedzictwa, State of Conservation July 2-12, 2017 Kraków, Poland hosted the 41st Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee. The event is notable for its adoption of new world heritage sites as well as the potential for delisting sites that are not fulfilling their commitments. Planeta.com curated the highlights, headlines and a …