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CFP : Colloque patrimoine mondial

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Ce dernier concerne un colloque international pour le quarantième anniversaire de la Convention du patrimoine mondial (1972-2012) :
l’invention de la « valeur universelle exceptionnelle », Université de Bourgogne / Dijon, les 14-15-16 novembre 2012.

Adresse du site : http://colloque-patrimoinemondial.u-bourgogne.fr/

CFP: MPI Workshop World Heritage on the Ground

Max-Planck-Institut für ethnologische Forschung
Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology
Call for Papers
World Heritage on the Ground:
Ethnographic Perspectives
11—12 October 2012


Organisers: David Berliner (Université libre de Bruxelles) and
Christoph Brumann (MPI for Social Anthropology)


Venue: Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle/Saale, Germany


Ratified by 188 states, the 1972 Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage is one of the most successful international treaties and the flagship activity of the United Nations Educational, Scientifc and Cultural Organization (UNESCO). Entries into the World Heritage List with its currently 936 properties in 153 countries hold an almost magnetic attraction for government agencies, conservationists, tourists, and local stakeholders the world over, and political pressure on the World Heritage Committee for still more inscriptions is mounting by the year. In the global political economy of cultural value, the World Heritage label is functioning as a gold standard. While committed to the preservation of unique sites, the World Heritage organisations are a major motor of globalisation, as the nomination process often spreads discourses and practices to world regions with little heritage institutionalisation. With World Heritage university programmes and training centres mushrooming in recent years, we also witness the emergence of a new academic field whose epistemological foundations call for scrutiny.
Anthropologists have done some limited work on the global World Heritage institutions but more commonly, they have encountered World Heritage on the ground, sometimes in an accidental fashion. Several dozen field studies have now be conducted at World Heritage sites across the globe. They have produced ethnographies of singular places, making for a sizable but so far only virtual community of scholars for which this global system is practically significant. Our goal with this workshop is to convert the virtual community into a real one. We believe that it will be productive to compare insights gained from long-term ethnographic fieldwork at World Heritage sites and that this will uncover a lot of parallel phenomena and processes, leading to a better understanding of both the global apparatus and the specific dynamics of the sites.
Topics we wish to explore include, first of all, the articulation of the sites with the World Heritage institutions. The latter are often rather distant, with almost all interaction channelled through national state agencies, and substantial mystification can arise in the ways in which sites and global centre imagine each other’s conditions and objectives. Who are the key brokers and mediating organisations here, and which other global institutions enter the game alongside those empowered by UNESCO? How do the ubiquitous conflicts between the levels – such as when plans for office towers in historic cities or mining in nature reserves do not find favour with the Committee – play out, given that the World Heritage institutions have little coercive power but often substantial leverage over national and international public opinion? How are Committee documents and decisions transmitted to the ground and which effects do they have there? And where are the limits of the “global commons” ideal of the convention when national governments, business interests, or local actors prefer to ignore it?
The global-national-local nexus is complicated by the variety of players and interests on each of these levels, with some of the tensions – such as that between long-term conservation and short-term economic exploitation – replicating themselves on each. Who is gaining from World Heritage inscriptions and who is losing out? Do power and benefits always shift to supra-local forces, or can (some) local actors reaffirm control, playing out the various national and global agents against each other? What is the role of different professional groups, including the heritage experts and nature conservationists who, in the global South, often have been trained by World Heritage institutions? What significance does World Heritage have for local populations not directly engaged with the sites? How are such notions as preservation, temporality or authenticity professionally and popularly imagined? And how do encounters with domestic and international tourists and the respective personnel – tour operators, guides, hotel staff, souvenir traders, guards – come into play?
We believe that the anthropological fieldwork tradition is particularly suited to answer such questions but a further motivation is the fact that World Heritage has been moving into a more ‘anthropological’ direction itself. Fending off accusations of Eurocentrism (a sin of which we anthropologists are well aware), the central institutions committed themselves to a ‘Global Strategy’ in the 1990s, reaching beyond elite monuments and opening up the list to testimonies of everyday life, migration and transnational connections, and symbols of human-rights achievements. Often in response to non-Euroamerican input, authenticity standards were reformulated and a new category of ‘cultural landscapes’ – highlighting physical and spiritual interaction with the environment – was installed. More than 50 countries, most from the global South, had their first sites inscribed in the last two decades, subscribing to the attendant discourses and frameworks and adapting them to their own conditions. We wish to explore the consequences of this conceptual and geographic expansion, focusing on key mediators, the discontinuities arising when concepts travel, and the interplay with other interests present around each site. We do so as a discipline sensitive for public appropriations of ‘culture’ and ‘cultural heritage’. And we do so as flesh-and-blood actors influencing the situations we study, mindful that anthropologists have themselves been involved in nominations and the work of World Heritage institutions.
We believe that there is rich potential here for comparison across the sites, elucidating both general trends and case specifics. Our accumulated research experiences, once brought together, will cast new light on a prominent global institution and provide fresh perspectives for the anthropology of heritage and globalisation. While grounded in long-term fieldwork at the sites, contributions should pursue the transnational nexus described as well, using opportunities such as the online availability of much World Heritage documentation.
Ulf Hannerz, leading theorist of global processes, has agreed to comment on all papers; further commentators will be recruited from among specialists in the anthropology of cultural heritage. We expect participants to precirculate their papers and, following on the workshop, revise them for a conference volume by 15 January 2013. For greater coherence, we wish to concentrate on already listed World Heritage sites, so we cannot accommodate proposals dealing with future nominations or with other UNESCO heritage activities such as the 2003 convention for intangible cultural heritage.
Abstracts of proposals (one page) should be sent to both convenors by 1 March 2012 (contact: brumann@eth.mpg.de, David.Berliner@ulb.ac.be ).

The Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology will cover travel and accommodation expenses for accepted speakers.




David Berliner, Dr


Associate Professor – Anthropology


Editor of Social Anthropology/Anthropologie Sociale http://www.easaonline.org/journal.htm


Laboratoire d’Anthropologie des Mondes Contemporains, Université Libre de Bruxelles, CP 124

44 avenue Jeanne, 1050 Brussels.

Tél: 0032.2.650.40.53

Fax: 0032.2.650.4337

website: http://lamc.ulb.ac.be/

Publication: World Heritage Angkor and Beyond : Circumstances and Implications of UNESCO Listings in Cambodia

Hauser-Schäublin, Brigitta, ed.  World Heritage Angkor and Beyond :
Circumstances and Implications of UNESCO Listings in Cambodia. Göttingen
Studies in Cultural Property, volume 2. Göttingen: Universitätsverlag

The book can also be downloaded for free as a pdf on the homepage of the
Göttingen University Press.

CFP Conference: TORINO JANVIER 2012

Second International Workshop
Reggia di Venaria (Turin, Italy) 24-25 January 2012
Submissions of the extended abstracts:
Deadline 1st of NOVEMBER 2011
Aim of this international workshop is to analyze the main economic issues related to the
international role and future challenges of UNESCO World Heritage.
Despite the great success in promoting cultures and ecosystems at the global level, UNESCO
nowadays is in a new phase of re-optimizing its consolidated strategies. World heritage sites are
increasingly recognized as hotspots for promoting local sustainable development and thereby
favoring world cultural and natural diversity. This arguably means that simple conservation and
preservation strategies should be complemented through new mechanisms where cultural capital
and natural resources expressed by World Heritage properties can be used as an asset for economic
and social development.
In a dynamic world, UNESCO is also facing the challenge of sustaining the evolution of historic cities
and the culture of new towns established under the future trends of urbanization pressure. Finally,
as the number of World Heritage sites is growing each year, the List is facing new challenges
regarding the governance of the World Heritage system and the ability to raise funds for the
preservation and promotion of such international public good.
To explore in more details these topics, the workshop will be divided into the following sections:

After forty years of operation of the 1972 UNESCO Convention, many forms of tangible cultural
heritage and natural ecosystems have been preserved. Today, there is a growing attention to the
issue of sustainable development, which means, first of all, resources for preserving sites for future
generations, for reducing inequalities between properties and for enhancing the quality of life, the
traditional cultural expressions of places and the intercultural dialogue.
For cultural properties special focus should be given to the production of new forms of cultural and
creative expressions from the communities involved in the World Heritage Properties. First, this
means to sustain material cultural production by enhancing the role of arts, crafts and traditional
knowledge. Secondly, sustainable development may be triggered through the production of new
cultural contents in the creative industries. Third, the aim is to produce culture by means of
heritage, monuments and natural resources in innovative and productive ways. Fourth issue is to
encourage sustainable tourism actions at World Heritage sites.
As far as natural properties are involved, sustainable development mostly refers to their valuation
and economic impact, that means assessing the ecosystem service values that are
created/enhanced by World Heritage protection and how are they reflected in the local economy.
Finally, what are the best indicators to measure sustainable development generated by the
interaction of UNESCO World Heritage sites, local cultures and the socioeconomic environment? Due
to the acknowledged limitations of traditional economic indicators, new measures are attracting
interests for their openness to political, ethical and cultural dimensions of societies. In the
evaluation of the economic and social outcomes of site management approaches based on network
analysis helping to describe local systems and their evolution are welcome.
One of the emerging issues in the new millennium is to understand the role and evolution of urban
contexts and historic cities. This fundamental target is not only a priority for UNESCO, but it is
shared by several agencies of the UN system and other international bodies such as the World
Bank, the European Investment Bank and the Inter-American Development Bank.
Actually, the rationale behind the development of historic cities and the conservation of cultural
urban landscape requires a better understanding of the benefits and costs of urban planning,
development and conservation strategies, namely from the analysis of anthropic pressure to that on
carrying capacity and congestion costs. As a result, analyses should address how to cope with the
emerging challenges for urban historic conservation: global population growth, the blast of domestic
and international tourism and the increasing pressure for land conversion inside and outside the
historic precincts. Another issue relates to the pressure of migration from rural to urban areas.
Many overpopulated countries are facing the alternative of planning the construction of new towns
or governing the expansion of the existent metropolitan areas. Both choices are full of challenges
concerning the role of culture and cultural identity of these new urban landscapes.
UNESCO protects cultural diversity since its early beginnings. In 2005, the Convention on the
Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions has been launched to support the
goal of cultural diversity. While protecting cultural diversity is an overarching issue, one of the main
challenges is to find reliable measures of cultural diversity and to understand if the current effort in
promoting diversity is strong enough. Is there room for increasing cultural diversity in the World
Heritage system or the ceiling has already been reached? What are relations between natural and
cultural diversity? For celebrating cultural diversity, researchers are invited to showcase culture in
an era of change.

The increasing success of 1972 UNESCO Convention requires an enhanced governance. How to
enforce conservation strategies? How to develop local strategies for reducing economic and
institutional unbalances among World Heritage Properties?
Therefore, there is the need to develop new governance instruments that make protected areas
contribute to local wellbeing while maintaining or enhancing World Heritage values of the site.
These policies should cover new options of fundraising, management, monitoring, planning and
producing culture. In particular, fundraising can be sustained by strategies based on microcontributions
from tourists and visitors to the World Heritage Properties.
More generally, we may inquire into the way the World Heritage List is constructed. Are there only
concerns for the outstanding universal value of properties inscribed or there are other political,
bureaucratic and institutional factors affecting the List composition?

Theoretical contributions as well as case studies are welcome. The workshop is open to
scholars, doctoral students and young researchers, from economics, sociology, law and
other related fields. A selection of the contributions could be published in a special issue
of a journal or in book.
The abstract of the proposed paper should be about 2000 words.
The deadline for extended abstract submission is the 1st of November 2011.
Some travel and accommodation funds are available. Acceptance will be notified by the
10th of November 2011.

Please submit the abstract and the application form to: centrostudi@css-ebla.it
For more information about the conference and further questions please visit

Education: Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites Curricular Unit – MA Antropology


Tourism Management at World Heritage Sites

Curricular Unit – MA Antropology



Application deadline: 20 Sept 2011

Scope and Study Objectives

This applied anthropology module will provide current and future cultural policy stakeholders, heritage site managers and tourism practitioners the conceptual and practical tools for the sustainable management of tourism in world heritage sites. Through lectures, seminars and field site visits, participants will be familiarized with the complexity of the heritage industry and the economic and sociological dimensions of tourism site development. Through the teaching of both applied and theoretical knowledge, participants will be empowered to critically evaluate the potentials and also the ambivalences of the world heritage programme and UNESCO’s other global policy agendas, i.e. the creation of peace in the minds of people, development through poverty alleviation, the Global Strategy for a balanced representation of the world’s diversity through the World Heritage list, immaterial culture. Besides its focus on sociological aspects and ethical aspirations of World Heritage, the module provides training in essential tourism site management tools.

Teaching Languages

The module will be taught in English. The extended essay that will constitute 75% of the final assessment can be written either in English or Portuguese. Additional languages may be accepted (e.g. French, German). Please talk to the module leader.

Learning Objectives

a)     Assess and apply techniques and tools for the sustainable management of tourism in World Heritage Sites (WHS) (these can of course also be applied to the management of any other heritage site);

b)     Critically analyze and synthesize academic literatures on tourism/heritage and discuss academic theory in relation to policy documents, data gathered through direct observation/interviews and secondary information (reports, statistics, etc.);

c)     Critically assess indicators of sustainable development and the potentials and limits of tourism to generate alternative livelihoods, promote cultural creativity, preserve heritage sites and facilitate intercultural dialogue or the promotion of cultures of peace;

d)     Mediate between global/national heritage policies, and context-specific national/regional/local development objectives.

When, Where?

The module is taught over a period of 16 weeks. The teaching will start in the week beginning on 26 Sept 2011 and end on 28 Jan 2012. It will take place on Saturdays between 10h and 13h at the Faculty of Social Sciences and Humanities campus of New University of Lisbon (Avenida de Berna 26C, 1069-061 Lisbon, Portugal). Please enquire about the exact room.

Module Content

Topics and issues addressed in this module include:

  • UNESCO’s ethics for a global world
  • Opportunities and ambivalences of world heritage
  • Tourism culture and heritage
  • Elements of the world heritage management plan
  • Attraction and visitor development
  • Heritage marketing
  • UNESCO’s intangible culture programme
  • Community involvement
  • Peace and intercultural dialogue through tourism

Country Specific Excursions / Study Tours

The module includes three country specific study tours to World Heritage or other relevant sites in Portugal:

  • Monastery of the Hieronymites and Tower of Belém in Lisbon
  • The cultural landscape of Sintra
  • The Fado Museum in Lisbon

Teaching, Learning and Assessment

The module will be taught through a combination of lectures (50%), student-led seminars (25%) and field visit-based practical work engaging major stakeholder of heritage sites/heritage policy makers in Portugal (25%). Successful candidates will obtain 10 European Transfer Credits (ECT) which in Portugal corresponds to 280 student learning hours.


Students will write an extended essay of 4000 words (+/- 10%; in either English or Portuguese) on a topic to be agreed with the course leader. This shall involve both the review of topical academic literatures and the gathering of data either primary (through interviews, direct observation, surveys) or secondary information (analysis of reports, policies, tourist markets, etc.). In addition, each student will prepare and lead a seminar on a topic to be agreed in the beginning of the course. This shall be accompanied by a 2 page communication strategy paper outlining the seminar’s objectives and how these are to be achieved. The assessment of this is based on the quality of the presentation and a document outlining the content of the topic and the strategy to communicate it to the class. The mark for the dissertation will count for 75%, the student-led seminar for 25% of the final grade.


The module will use the e-learning facilities of the faculty to distribute information and as an interface for students to submit work. Participants will be required to regularly log into their accounts.

External Candidates

The module can be elected by students registered at New University of Lisbon. It addresses as well external candidates with an interest in the topic, in particular current heritage and cultural site managers who wish to deepen their theoretical and technical knowledge about tourism and the normative frameworks of UNESCO’s World Heritage and other cultural policy programmes. To apply, external candidates are invited to fill in a form that is to be requested at antrop@fcsh.unl.pt, and send this back to the faculty’s registry (accompanied by a one page letter and a curriculum vitae of no more than 5 pages outlining the candidates experiences, motivations and professional aspirations). The form should reach the faculty registry before the beginning of the semester, by 20 September 2011. The total cost for external candidates to participate in this module is €250. Successful external candidates will receive a University Certificate from New University of Lisbon and a certificate from UNESCO-UNITWIN.

Module Leader

Dr David Picard (Senior Research Fellow, CRIA/FCSH-UNL)

Email: piccccc@gmail.com

Why World Heritage Matters

Promoting a cosmopolitan ethics of world citizenship, UNESCO’s World Heritage programme currently represents one of the most powerful and also most successful normative actions in international cultural policy making. Initially motivated by concerns about the destruction of specific sites, the programme has today emancipated itself as a tool for development, nation building and the promotion of peace and intercultural dialogue. The sustainable management of tourism in world heritage sites plays here an important role. It has, on the one hand, the potential to generate the necessary economic resources to make the exploitation of sites viable. On the other hand, it generates a transnational public sphere enabling processes of intercultural contact and learning, and the display of cultural identity.

UNITWIN Network Culture Tourism Development

The module is accredited by the UNESCO-UNITWIN network “Culture Tourism Sustainable Development” chaired by the Institute of Advanced Research and Studies on Tourism (IREST), University of Paris I Pantheon-Sorbonne, France. In addition to 10 European Transfer Credits (ECTS), successful candidates will receive a UNESCO-UNITWIN certificate.

Who Can Apply?

a.   Anyone with an undergraduate degree from a recognized higher education institution of a country having ratified the Bologna declaration.

b.   Holders of foreign higher education degrees that the scientific committee of FCSH recognizes as equivalent to a Bachelor degree.

c.   Candidates with educational, scientific or professional experiences that the scientific committee of FCSH recognizes as enabling them to successfully postgraduate studies.

Application Procedure


First Phase: 20 June – 22 July 2011

Publication of results: 5 August 2011

Publication of vacant spaces: 9 September 2011

Second Phase: 12 – 20 September 2011

Publication of results: 26 September 2011

How to Constitute an Application

a.   The filled in registration form (Requerimento para Inscrição em Unidades Curriculares). A copy can be requested at antrop@fcsh.unl.pt.

b.   One page letter outlining motivations, experiences and professional aspirations

c.    Curriculum vitae (no more than 5 pages)

d.   Copies of diplomas or of proof of equivalent experience/knowledge

Selection Criteria

a.   Classification/Grade of undergraduate diploma

b.   Academic and/or scientific curriculum

c.    Professional experience and/or knowledge

d.   Where applicable, outcomes of Interview

Registration Fees

250€ (including teaching, administration fees and insurance).

Teaching Period

26 September 2011 – 28 January 2012


Conférence Internationale / International Conference
Réseau UNITWIN « Culture, Tourisme, Développement »
UNITWIN Network “Culture, Tourism, Development”
Contextes, pratiques, cadres d’évaluation
AT WORLD HERITAGE SITES: Contexts, Experiences and Frameworks of Assessment
Libreville et Parc National de la Lopé, GABON, 1er au 8 juin 2012
Libreville and La Lopé National Parc (WHS), GABON, June 1st to June 8th, 2012
Université Omar Bongo (Libreville, Gabon), Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne (Paris, France), Université de Barcelone (Espagne)
Maria Gravari-Barbas
Institut de Recherche et d’Etudes Supérieures du Tourisme (IREST)
Equipe Interdisciplinaire de REcherches Sur le Tourisme (EIREST)
Chaire UNESCO « Tourisme, Culture et Développement »
Coordinatrice du réseau UNITWIN-UNESCO
Université Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne
6, Rue Jean Calvin 75005 PARIS – 2e étage
Tel : (33) 1 58 10 22 30 / 00 (33) 6 75 50 67 70
Fax : (33) 1 45 81 53 11

Job: ICH Unesco

La section du patrimoine culturel immatériel de l’UNESCO recherche des candidats pour une mission au siège, à Paris, pour un remplacement d’environ un an (en commençant par un contrat de 1 ou 2 mois). Cette section est en charge de la mise en œuvre de la Convention pour la sauvegarde du patrimoine culturel immatériel. Elle gère en particulier les dossiers de candidature pour inscription sur les Listes du patrimoine immatériel.

Nous cherchons des candidats formés aux techniques de gestion documentaire ou à l’archivistique pour être responsable de l’enregistrement, dans notre système documentaire, des pièces qui constituent ces dossiers (documentation papier, photos, films), et pour participer à l’évaluation technique des documents (évaluation de la forme, l’analyse du contenu étant pris en charge par d’autres personnes). Au-delà de ces compétences techniques et d’une expérience professionnelle dans le domaine, les candidats doivent maîtriser parfaitement le français ou l’anglais. La maîtrise d’une autre langue officielle des nations unies (espagnol, russe, arabe ou chinois) serait un plus.

Il s’agirait, dans le jargon UNESCO, d’un contrat de surnuméraire G5, pour une rémunération mensuelle non imposable d’environ 3200 Euros. Le poste est à pourvoir très rapidement (début juin 2011), et les CV sont à envoyer à h.sicard@unesco.org.



Spécialiste de gestion de l’information

Section du patrimoine culturel immatériel – CLT/CIH/ITH

Secteur de la Culture


Mél : h.sicard@unesco.org

Tél. : +33 (0)1 45 68 47 69

Portable : +33 (0)6 84 27 16 65

Fax : +33 (0)1 45 68 57 52

Site Internet : http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/

Sief Congress Lisbon, Panel Making heritage, making knowledge – April 19th and 20th

During the 10th Sief Congress to be held in Lisbon, Portugal, Kristin Kuutma (University of Tartu) and Valdimar Tr. Hafstein (University of Iceland) are directing a panel called “Making heritage, making knowledge”.

19 Apr, 2011 at 16:30
Faculty of Social and Human Sciences of the Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Av. de Berna 26, Lisbon


A formation of recent vintage, seized upon by a vast array of actors under a variety of circumstances in hundreds of thousands of scattered places, the success of cultural heritage in recent years and decades has been phenomenal. Mobilizing people and resources, reforming discourses and transforming practices, cultural heritage changes the world.

The recent re-theorization of heritage as a social construction and cultural practice combines places and people, objects and expressions while drawing attention to the process of heritage-making. On the ground, cultural heritage is a strong and flexible language for staking claims to culture and claims based on culture. As an asset for acquiring socio-political capital, as a channel for economic resources, and as a frequent bone of contention, cultural heritage plays an important role in the global politics of culture.

The construction and identification of cultural heritage is always an act of politics and power; it depends on who defines cultural heritage and who has the control to conceptualize its stewardship. Cultural heritage plays on the categories of time and space, on continuity and locality in contrast with their opposites. A value-laden project of ideology, it makes claims for ownership, purity, and restitution. At the same time, analysing how cultural heritage is identified and instrumentalised requires critical investigation into how knowledge of heritage is made and disseminated, and how it generates categorical distinctions, exclusions and inclusions.

This panel has been convened to explore the various interfaces of heritage making and knowledge production.


Cultural heritage and the theory of repetition
Pertti Anttonen (University of Helsinki)

Framing folklore, framing heritage
Diarmuid Ó Giolláin (University of Notre Dame)

Knowledge and power in the UNESCO World Heritage system
Christoph Brumann (Max Planck Institute for Social Anthropology, Halle)

Sex, lies and heritage
Ellen Hertz (University of Neuchâtel, Switzerland)

Knowledge production and the National Museum
Kristin Kuutma (University of Tartu)

Unknowing a museum: memories and proposals for Lisbon’s Folk Art Museum
Alexandre Oliveira (ISCTE- Lisbon University Institute)

Making Sámi heritage: representations of Sámi culture and history in museum exhibitions
Nika Potinkara (University of Jyväskylä)

Heritage, power and ethnicity: a Norwegian case study
Arne Bugge Amundsen (University of Oslo)

Making noble World Heritage in Tana Toraja, Indonesia
Karin Klenke (University of Goettingen)  email

Heritage, knowledge, and conflict
Markus Tauschek (Universität Kiel)

World Heritage in the making: making politics and making conceptualizations
Hans-Jakob Ågotnes (University of Bergen)

Making Swiss intangible cultural heritage: tensions between the centre and its peripheries
Florence Graezer Bideau (EPFL)

Legal ground: metaphysical place for heritage making
Anita Vaivade (Latvian Academy of Culture)

“Swiss watch-making hasn’t changed!” The production of historical continuities and the heritagization of the watch-making industry in the Swiss Jura region

Hervé Munz (University of Neuchâtel)

Birth and life of historic centres in metropolitan areas
Filipa Ramalhete (Universidade Autónoma de Lisboa)  and Flavio Barbini (Universidade Autonoma de Lisboa)

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Publication: MUSEUM International N°247 What Can Art Still Do ?


Français / 中文

MUSEUM International, published by UNESCO since 1948, is a major forum for the exchange of scientific and technical information concerning museums and cultural heritage at an international level.
Just Published
MUSEUM International
What Can Art Still Do? (2)

Editorial Isabelle Vinson

Chap. 1 Art and Power

  • Antiquity, Modernity and Permanence of Relationship Imre Toth
  • The Role of Art in Reducing Poverty Jean-Pierre Daogo-Guingané
  • Art in the Mirror of Philosophical Reflection Liubava Moreva
  • On the Unpower of Art Patrick Vauday

Chap. 2 Art as Dignity and Liberation

  • The Vital Importance of the Arts in Personal Development Miguel Ángel Estrella
  • Presentation and Interpretation of the Art of Others: the case of Amerindians Joëlle Rostkowski
  • American Indian Art and Literature Today: survivance and tragic wisdom Gerald Vizenor
  • China and Colette Brunschwig’s Art of Witnessing Steven Shankman
  • The Sacred Duty of Art Frances Albernaz

Buy this issue at Blackwell Publishing

See also MUSEUM International N°244 What Can Art Still Do? (1)

MUSEUM International N°236:
Gender Perspectives on Cultural Heritage and Museums (2007)

Museum International N°236 proposes a gender-oriented approach to heritage, containing articles that offer an insight into the key role that women have played in shaping and preserving world cultural heritage in the past and the role they still play today. Chapter 1 explores women’s rights in relation to two UNESCO Conventions: Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage (2003) and the Convention on the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions (2005). Chapter 2 describes the different levels at which women are present in the heritage Sector: from the destruction of perceptions and views of native women in the history of compiling collections. Chapter 3 reviews the experience of women in their commitment to creating museums in different cultures and regions of the world. Museum International N°236 provides the opportunity to redress an imbalance in recognising the role women play in culture and upholding their right to access it.

For more information, please contact: clt.museum@unesco.org

Conference: 4th International Conference of the Memory of the World, May 2011

4th International Conference of the Memory of the World Programme of UNESCO „Culture –Memory –Identities”. Warsaw (18-21.05.2011)

altWe have the pleasure to inform you that the 4th International Conference of the Memory of the World Programme of UNESCO entitled „Culture –Memory –Identities” will be held in Warsaw, Poland, on 18-21 Mai 2011, organized jointly by Head Office of Polish State Archives, Polish National Commission for UNESCO and Polish Committee for the Memory of the World Programme.

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