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 Links

Links related to world heritage presented in a somewhat random fashion: World Heritage [email protected]_Watch 2018 Reporthttp://world-heritage-watch.de/content/wp-content/uploads/2018/06/2018-Report-WHW.pdf 2019 Reporthttps://www.thehagueuniversity.com/about-thuas/thuas-today/events-and-activities/details/2019/03/18/default-calendar/culture-under-fire-the-ground-breaking-report-on-the-relationship-between-armed-non-state-actors-and-the-protection-of-cultural-heritage Planeta.com

Budj Bim National Park and Cultural Landscape World Heritage Site

Photo: Mertie Budj Bim or Mount Eccles is an extinct volcano near Macarthur in southwestern Victoria, Australia. Budj Bim is also the Gunditjmara name, meaning High Head. The roughly conical shaped peak rises 178 meters (584 feet). The World Heritage Centre has formally accepted for assessment the nomination for the Budj Bim Cultural Landscape as …

Sydney Opera House

Sydney – Opera House Key Linkshttps://www.sydneyoperahouse.com Recommended ListeningThe Life and Legacy of Jørn Utzon – What do you really know about Jørn Utzon? A new film and exhibition shed fresh light on the visionary Dane behind the Sydney Opera House. Twitter Momenthttps://twitter.com/i/moments/921162689795186688Here’s what the Sydney Opera House could have looked like ? Planeta.com

England’s Lake District

Photo: David Nicholls, Lake District National Park: Tarn Hows A national park since 1951, England’s Lake District was inscribed on World Heritage List at 41whc. The region is home to England’s largest natural lake – Windermere – and highest mountain – Scafell Pike. The 885 sq-mile (2,292 sq km) national park had been trying to obtain 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 …

Fiordland National Park

Photo: Bernard Spragg, On Doubtful Sound The largest of New Zealand’s 14 national parks is Fiordland with an area of 12,607 square kilometers (4,868 sq miles). The park is administered by the Department of Conservation. Google Maps goo.gl/maps/YkF2GMQ56aHjtzXd6 Milford Track The Milford Track is one of the most famous Great Walks in New Zealand. Places …

Chinguetti World Heritage Site

Photo: Evgeni Zotov UNESCO: Founded in the 11th and 12th centuries to serve the caravans crossing the Sahara, these trading and religious centres became focal points of Islamic culture. They have managed to preserve an urban fabric that evolved between the 12th and 16th centuries. Typically, houses with patios crowd along narrow streets around a …