Pakistan

UNESCO Chair in the Conservation and Management of Historic Towns and Urban Centers (839), established in 2009 at the National College of Arts (Pakistan).

Fields/Disciplines

Architecture, archaeology, history, urban planning, anthropology, community studies, arts education.

Objectives

  • To promote an integrated system of research, training, information and documentation in the fields of architecture, archaeology, history, urban planning, anthropology, community studies, and arts education. It will serve as a means of facilitating collaboration between high-level, internationally recognized researchers and teaching staff of the University and other institutions in Pakistan, Asia and the Pacific, and Europe.
  • To focus on graduate and post graduate levels of training in the skills needed for the conservation and management of the historic towns and urban centers of Pakistan and the region;
  • To focus on creating and sustaining linkages between stakeholders and creating platforms for communication and exchange;
  • To disseminate professional research and popular level information about heritage conservation and management, development and education;
  • To mainstream cultural heritage and to highlight its pivotal role in the development in the region.

Host Institution

Partners

National

  • Heritage Foundation Pakistan, Pakistan National Arts Council and Lok Virsa, Aga Khan Cultural Services Pakistan, Federal Department of Archaeology

International

  • Directorate for Culttural Heritage, Oslo (Norway)
  • Architectural Conservation Programme, University of Hong Kong (China)
  • The Prince’s School of Traditional Arts, London/Cardiff (U.K.)
  • Postgraduate Institute of archaeology, University of Kelaniya, Colombo (Sri Lanka)
  • CRATerre, University of Grenoble (France)
  • University Sains Malaysia, Penang (Malaysia)

UNESCO Sector/Office responsible for the Chair/Network

Culture, UNESCO Office in Islamabad.

Contact

Prof. Naazish Ata-Ullah, The National College of Arts
Principal
E-Mail address -
culturalheritagenca(at)hotmail.com
Work Phone - +92-333-484-75-47
Street
- 4 Shahrah-e-Quaid-e-Azam
City - Lahore
Postal Code
- 5400
Country - Pakistan

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