Seven brochures to raise public awareness on safeguarding of cultural heritage in Turkey
A new activity led by UNESCO was undertaken in the scope of the UN Joint Programme "Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia" aiming to spark the tourism sector in Kars. A set of seven brochures were prepared in partnership with the UN Joint Programme’s national partner Ministry of Culture and Tourism to raise public awareness on the legislative and normative framework for the safeguarding of cultural heritage in Turkey.
The brochures contain detailed information on museums, sponsorship and incentives, excavations, illegal trafficking of historical works, restoration of cultural assets, legal framework for the preservation of cultural assets.
Although prepared in the scope of the UN Joint Programme, each brochure targets a different stakeholder. Museums and historical artifacts, the added value of protecting immovable cultural assets, excavations to uncover historical artifacts, providing assistance to repairing and maintaining cultural assets, how to apply, what to do when a historical artifact is discovered and support provided by the Ministry of Culture Tourism to preserve cultural assets are the main issues that can be found in the informative brochures.
The brochures will be distributed by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and will soon be available on the Ministry of Culture and Tourism’s and UN Joint Programme’s websites.
United Nations Joint Programme “Alliances for Culture Tourism in Eastern Anatolia” (UNJP) aims at developing and enhancing cultural tourism in Kars, contributing to social cohesion and reducing income disparities between the people of Kars and the rest of Turkey. The UNJP is funded by the MDG Achievement Fund entrusted to United Nations Development Programme (UNDP) by the Government of Spain, in cooperation with the Ministry of Culture and Tourism and United Nations Organisations UNDP, UNESCO (United Nations Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization), UNICEF (United Nations Children’s Fund) and UNWTO (United Nations World Tourism Organization).
Source : UNDP Turkey Monthly Newsletter October 2010
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