Documents & Publications
International Meeting on the Protection, Presentation and Valorisation of Underwater Cultural Heritage - Chongqing, China
Proceedings of the Meeting that took place in Chongqinq, China (23 to 27 November 2010) with several of the world’s leading experts in underwater archaeology and museology. They explored ways of improving the protection and dissemination of in situ underwater archaeological sites.
The Pacific Ocean contains a wealth of submerged traces of human existence. It spans over three continents - Asia, Australia and America. Its archipelagos and islands stretch over a great distance. Many of them were populated by humans of early civilisation, which underwent a process of substantial change by European colonialism.
This publication is part of the ICOMOS Heritage at Risk series. “Underwater Cultural Heritage at Risk” demonstrates the application of the principles of the 2001 UNESCO Convention for the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage.
Publication of the UNESCO Havana Office on the underwater cultural heritage in Latin-American and the Caribbean region, and the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage (in Spanish).
This publication shows the commitment of Spanish autonomous regions and institutions to develop documentation, research, inventories, programmes and policies that will improve the management and protection of the Spanish underwater cultural heritage, in harmony with the UNESCO 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage and its Annex.
This didactic manual was produced by the Portuguese National Commission to UNESCO, in collaboration with the Secretariat of the 2001 Convention. It is intended for teachers and education professionals to use in their classes as a guide to perform activities that relate to the dissemination and understanding of the 2001 Convention and the importance of the protection of the underwater cultural heritage.
This book deals with the underwater cultural heritage of the city of Alexandria, Egypt, and the problems that arise from its urban development and renewal, as well as the protection of the incredible archaeological and historical context that is submerged.
Articles & Journals
This article has been published in the magazine "Excelencias", and aims at strengthening our mission to promote the protection and conservation of the underwater cultural heritage. "Excelencias" is a Cuban-Spanish quarterly dedicated to culture and tourism in the Caribbean (in Spanish by Tatiana Villegas).
An electronic newsletter published monthly to cover UNESCO programmes and activities in Asia and the Pacific. In its January - March 2010 issue, number 21, an article was dedicated to underwater cultural heritage and underwater archaeologists.
The UNESCO Courier has been one of the most read UN journals since it appearance in 1988. Its 2009 issue, number 1, explored the world's submerged archaeological sites.
The current issue of Museum International discusses exploration and preservation of underwater sites, highlighting maintenance in situ. It presents technological innovations for conserving submerged objects, and cautions against the dangers of commercially exploiting underwater cultural heritage. Attention is also given to the 2001 UNESCO Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage: its benefits and the challenges that are still to be met.
This quarterly newsletter provides information on the work of UNESCO in the field of natural sciences. In its issue of April-June 2009, an article was dedicated to the underwater cultural heritage.