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 and World Bank 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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※A part of program and a speaker will be replaced

1.Activity Report by Former Participants >Activity Report: World Bank DRM Hub Tokyo Knowledge Program on Resilient Cultural Heritage and Tourism in Collaboration with Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage by James Newman (Disaster Risk Management Specialist, Disaster Risk Management Hub, Tokyo, Global Facility for Disaster Reduction and Recovery, World Bank)

 2. Panel Speaker: Corine WEGENER (ICOM/Smithsonian Institution) > Elizabeth KIRBY (Smithsonian Institution)  


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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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