10.11.2011 - Culture Sector

Revitalising World Heritage Site museums in Cambodia, Laos and Viet Nam

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Following the brainstorming session held in July in Siem Reap, Cambodia, the first experimental workshop will be organised at the Thang Long Citadel Site Museum in Hanoi, Viet Nam, with the participation of 9 museums relating to cultural sites of the three countries.

This project is funded by the UNESCO/Japanese Funds-in-Trust for the Preservation of World’s Cultural Heritage

The First Workshop will deal with five distinct but interconnected fields of study and produce mini exhibits as a preparation for the future joint project, which will be developed in 2012 and 2013. The team of trainers is composed of leading specialists of heritage conservation, museums, history of Southeast Asia, and participatory cultural industry. The five modules of the Workshop are: 

    1.    Re-scoping challenges of World Heritage Site museums in the context of growing international heritage tourism and their institutional mandate in terms of the preservation of the  site, interpretation, and the increasing benefits for local communities and the revitalisation of their living heritage

    2.    Building a sub-regional historical narrative through an innovative cross-cutting research and production of museographical materials

    3.    Designing participatory cultural industry through World Heritage Site museums with the participation of local communities

    4.    Developing museum education programme

    5.     Reviewing basic collection conservation methodology and practices

 

World Heritage Sites to which the participating museums are affiliated:

Kingdom of Cambodia

Viet Nam

Lao People's Democratic Republic

Dates: 14 November-3 December 2011

Responsible Officer: Nao Hayashi Denis

Responsible Unit: UNESCO Museums Section, UNESCO Office in Hanoi, UNESCO Office in Phnom Penh, UNESCO Office in Bangkok 

Contact: Nao Hayashi Denis ; Hanh Duong Bich ; Minji Song




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