UNESCO Chair on Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM ”Working Internationally toward the Integrated Protection of Cultural Heritage from Disasters”

Since the establishment of its UNESCO Chair in 2006, the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage at Ritsumeikan University (R-DMUCH) has annually conducted an International Training Course (ITC) as part of its UNESCO Chair Program on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management. This year, the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage (NICH), which oversees the National Task Force for the Japanese Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Mitigation Network (CH-DRM Net), has collaborated in the organization of the 2017 ITC—dealing comprehensively with integrated disaster risk management for movable and immovable cultural heritage—as well as an international symposium. In this symposium, experts from international organizations such as UNESCO, ICCROM and ICOM will join with Japanese specialists from various domestic institutions to discuss past and current activities and to consider future initiatives to protect cultural heritage from disaster.

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 Soshi-kan Conference room,
  Kinugasa Campus, Ritsumeikan University56-1,
  Kita-machi, Toji-in, Kita-ku, Kyoto

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  Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage,
  Ritsumeikan University (R-DMUCH) Administrative Office:
  58, Komatsubara, Kita-machi Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8341 JAPAN
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