Memory and Universality: New Challenges Facing Museums
Public debate, Monday 5 February, 7 - 9 p.m., UNESCO Headquarters, Room XI, and webcast beginning 6 February.
The public debate Memory
will focus on the issue of the universal mission
of museums vs. the massive transfers of cultural property over
the course of history. UNESCO wishes to involve all concerned actors with a view to elaborating together a constructive and critical approach to the implementation of normative instruments and the social and political applications of cultural property.
You may submit your questions related to this subject to the participants, who will be happy to respond. View webcast of the debate beginning 6 February.
Our Heritages Paris and Val de Loire, France
22 01 - 01 02 2007 In January 2007, students from
the European Union and Australia will have the opportunity to
participate in this exchange programme designed to explore other
conceptions of heritage and its conservation in an intercultural
Historic Urban Landscapes a Type of Cultural Landscape?
Saint Petersburg, Russian Federation
29 01 - 02 02 2007 International and local experts
will participate in this regional conference to discuss regional
concepts and approaches to Historic Urban Landscape and the
Master Plan for the World Heritage Site of Saint Petersburg.
lectures: Venetian Ship Relics and Dante and Music
01 - 23 02 2007 The UNESCO Office in Venice hosts two public conferences on underwater and artistic
heritage entitled “Venetian Ship Relics: from Venice to
Ireland" and “Dante and Music".
Good Practices in Safeguarding Endangered Languages in Africa
Addis Ababa, Ethiopia
09 - 10 02 2007 The second meeting organized in the
framework of the “Capacity-building for safeguarding languages
and oral traditions and expressions in sub-Saharan Africa”
project brings together thirty experts from twenty-one African
countries and representatives from university departments and
national research institutions specialized in African languages.
on the Slave Trade and Slavery in West Africa Accra,
11 - 13 02 2007 This official event commemorates
the bicentenary abolition of the slave trade in the former British
colonies and will be attended by the UNESCO Director-General,
Mr Koïchiro Matsuura.
National Park Study Tour Tongariro National Park,
12 - 17 02 2007 Leaders from the Federated States
of Micronesia, the Republic of the Marshall Islands and Palau
visit the park to experience first hand the working partnership
between the New Zealand Government’s Department of Conservation
and the local Maori people as well as the benefits derived by
both parties from the conservation of a sacred landscape of World
Silk Road Lacanau, France
15 02 - 04 03 2007 In the framework of the 6th edition
of the Escale cultural event, visitors are invited to follow the Silk
Road as far as the Chinese border in the footsteps of the great
travellers of the past.
Island World Heritage Workshop Tongariro National
Park, New Zealand
18 - 23 02 2007 This is a follow-up to the 2004 workshop
during which the Pacific 2009 Action Plan was developed.
of International Mother Language Day Paris, France
21 - 22 02 2007 The world's nearly 6,000 languages
are celebrated on International Mother Language Day, an event
aimed at promoting linguistic diversity and multilingual education.
This year’s theme is devoted to the topic of multilingualism.
and Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage through Education
21 - 23 02 2007 The expert meeting provides specialists
and community members with concrete practical experiences and
insights into how fomal and non-formal educational efforts can
be deployed to strengthen the safeguarding of intangible cultural