Director, CHDA in Seychelles for the Reopening of the refurbished National Museum of History

Mr. Peter Dennis Okwaro, the Interim Director of the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA), has been in Seychelles between 29th November and 6th December 2017, as one of the three international visitors invited by the Ministry of Culture to grace the occasion of the reopening of the Country’s National Museum of History, which took place on Friday 30th November 2018. The other international heritage professionals invited were Dr. Rudo Sithole, the Executive Director of AFRICOM, and Mr. John Zulu, the Site Manager for the Mosi-Oa-Tunya/Victoria Falls World Heritage Site in Zambia.

The National Museums of History

The reopening ceremony was presided over by the President of the Republic of Seychelles, His Excellency, President Danny Faure.

During his stay in Seychelles, Mr. Okwaro had a meeting with the Principal Secretary for Culture, Ms. Cecille Kalebi, in which the two discussed possible collaboration between the Department of Culture in Seychelles and CHDA, in relation to capacity building for the management of culture and heritage in the country. It was agreed that going forward, there is need to develop an MoU for the purpose of this matter.

The botanic Garden in Seychelles

The botanic Garden in Seychelles

On 3rd December 2018, Mr. Okwaro facilitated a half-day workshop for staff of the National Museum of History on “Insights into Museum Education,” in which he presented power-points presenting his experiences over the 27 years he has worked in the Museum and heritage sector. This was followed by discussions in which issues and challenges in museum education were explored and shared.

The team of international museums experts were given extensive tours around the Seychelles archipelago and introduced to the many heritage sites, both cultural and natural around the country.

CHDA takes this opportunity to thank the Government of Seychelles, through the National Museums, for the invitation, and the fantastic hosting activities organized and offered. We hope that the partnership will be strengthened going forward.

 

Peter Dennis Okwaro

Director, CHDA.

CHDA Partners with the Department of Culture to Build Capacity for Inventorying of Intangible Cultural Heritage among the Maasai Communities

Between 5th and 22nd November 2018, the Department of Culture, of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts of the Government of Kenya and the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA), working closely with the County Governments of Kajiado and Narok, as well as other stakeholders, undertook four – days’ capacity building workshops for the Maasai communities of the two Counties, on the Inventorying of their intangible cultural heritage.

Mr. Okwaro making apresentation

Mr. Okwaro making apresentation

The program, called “Workshop on Empowering the Community with Knowledge and Skills on Community-based Inventorying”, was coordinated by Mr. George Litswa, a Senior Cultural Officer at the Department of Culture, assisted by his colleagues, Mrs. Josephine Lilechi and Margaret Mwachala.

The lead Resource person for the training workshop was Mr. Peter Dennis Okwaro, the Interim Director at the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA), who was assisted by Dr. Kiprop Lagat, Director of the Department of Culture, Government of Kenya and Dr. Dennis Opudo, a Senior Research Scientist in the Department of Cultural Heritage at the National Museums of Kenya.

The workshop in Kajiado took place between 5th and 8th November, in Loitokitok between 12th and 15th November and in Narok between 19th and 22nd November 2018.

Apart from representatives of the local communities, other stakeholders who attended included representatives of local NGOs working in the areas of culture, heritage and tourism.

The workshops looked at several topics related to inventorying of ICH, among them:

  1. Introduction to Community-Based Inventorying
  2. Key Concepts in the 2003 Convention.
  3. Identification and Inventorying of ICH
  4. The role of communities in the inventorying process
  5. Developing and inventory framework
  6. Ethics in community-based inventorying
  7. The principle of Free, Prior and Informed Consent in inventorying
  8. Methods and techniques of Inventorying
  9. Information generation methods
  10. Ground preparation in inventorying

                                   

CHDA takes this opportunity to thank the Department of Culture for inviting us to work with them on this program and hopes that the two organizations will take this partnership into the future. We also thank the County Governments of Kajiado and Narok for their support and collaboration and most important, we thank the local Maasai communities for their contributions, friendship and sharing of knowledge.

Peter Dennis Okwaro

Director, CHDA.

In Memoriam : Edward Ernest Jubara Ali

In Memoriam : Edward Ernest Jubara Ali

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Photo: Edward Jubara representing South Sudan at the 11th session of the Intergovernmental Committee Meeting for the Safeguarding of Intangible Cultural Heritage in December 2016 in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia ©UNESCO/K.Monteil.

UNESCO expresses its sincere condolences to the family, friends and colleagues of Mr. Edward Ernest Jubara Ali, Director General of Archives and Antiquities for the Government of South Sudan, who passed away on 19 November 2018.

Mr. Jubara, born on 1 January 1950 in Torit, South Sudan, worked tirelessly with UNESCO since the country’s independence in 2011 to harness the potential of culture for peacebuilding and sustainable development in South Sudan.

“Edward Jubara was instrumental in liaising between UNESCO and the Government to promote South Sudan’s ratification of three key UNESCO Conventions in the field of culture, namely the 1972 World Heritage Convention, the 2003 Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention, and the 2005 Convention for the Protection and Promotion of the Diversity of Cultural Expressions,” said Mr. Salah Khaled, former Head of the UNESCO Office in Juba. “His loss has shocked all of us, and my prayers go out to his family,” he added, “He will sincerely be missed”.

“Following South Sudan’s ratification of three UNESCO Conventions in the field of Culture in 2016, Edward Jubara worked indefatigably alongside the Minister of Culture, Youth, and Sports, to support their implementation on the ground,” said Mr. Umar Alam, Head of the UNESCO Office in Juba. “With his support and close collaboration with UNESCO, South Sudan has developed a Culture Policy, a tentative list of potential World Heritage sites, and trained a team of experts to inventory South Sudan’s rich intangible cultural heritage”, Mr. Alam added.

“I had the great honour to work hand-in-hand with Edward on the Culture programme in South Sudan,” said Karalyn Monteil, Regional Advisor for Culture at the UNESCO Regional Office for Eastern Africa, “Over the years, I witnessed how he put his heart and soul into developing the culture sector in South Sudan. He represented his country with dignity and optimism at World Heritage and Intangible Cultural Heritage Committee meetings. Through his interventions in these international arenas, he showed the world another side of South Sudan that is not covered on the daily news, and expressed his confidence that nurturing the culture sector would sow the seeds for long lasting peace and development,” she added.

Edward Jubara graduated from Sudan University of Science and Technology with a Bachelor’s of Science in 1973. He went on to obtain a diploma in Integrated Approach to Rural Development in Cameroon in 1979. He worked as the Acting Director of Youth & Sports for the Regional Government of Southern Sudan from 1973 to 1985. During the war, he resided in Khartoum, Sudan and worked for NGOs and the private sector. In 2008, he worked as the Director of Culture for the Ministry of Culture and Heritage of the Government of Southern Sudan in Juba. In 2015, he was named Director General of Archives and Antiquities for the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Sports. He was also the designated the national focal point for the UNESCO 2003 Intangible Cultural Heritage Convention in 2017. In this latter position, he attended annual Intergovernmental Committee Meetings where he brought the needs and aspirations of South Sudan to the global agenda.

Mr. Jubara will be greatly missed by all of the colleagues who worked closely with him at UNESCO. His personal commitment and passion to creating a culture of peace for development in South Sudan will not be forgotten. His efforts have helped to lay a solid foundation for the future development of the country.

CHDA Partners with the Department of Culture to enhance capacity for the Safeguarding of ICH among Maasai Communities

CHDA Partners with the Department of Culture to enhance capacity for the Safeguarding of ICH among Maasai Communities
Between 29th Jan and 14th February 2018, the Department of Culture, of the Ministry of Sports, Culture and the Arts of the Government of Kenya and the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA), working closely with the County Governments of Narok and Kajiado, as well as other stakeholders, undertook two-days’ capacity building workshops for the Maasai communities of the two Counties, on the safeguarding of their intangible cultural heritage.1
Discussions in workshop
The program, called “Workshop on capacity building on dissemination of knowledge & skills on the safeguarding of intangible cultural heritage of the Maasai community”, was coordinated by Mr. George Litswa and Mr. Calistus Musiomi, assisted by Mrs. Margaret Mwachala,2

 

 

on behalf of the Department of Culture, working closely with senior staff of the Culture section of the two County Governments.
Resource persons for the two activities included Hon. Anami Lisamula, the former MP for Shinyalu constituency, who is also a former Director of the Department of Culture, Mr. Peter Dennis Okwaro, Director of CHDA, Dr. Kiprop Lagat, Director of the Department of Culture, Government of Kenya and Mr. Taiko Lemayian, The Executive Director, Kenya Community Based Tourism Network (KECOBAT).
Narok: Maasai traditional dance
The workshop in Narok took place between 29th and 30th January 2018, while the one for Kajiado was between 13th and 14th February 2018
Apart from representatives of the local communities, other stakeholders who attended included University lecturers from local Universities, as well as representatives of local NGOs working in the areas of culture, heritage and tourism.
Total attention by participants
The workshop looked at several issues related to the safeguarding of ICH, among them:
1. The meaning of safeguarding?
2. Key words in the 2003 Convention – ICH, Safeguarding (Urgent), awareness, enactment, forms of ICH, States Party, Community, endangered, inscription, participation, viability, ICH fund
3. ICH associated with the Maa community to be safeguarded & why it should be safeguarded.
4. Best practices on safeguarding ICH across the world.
5. The role of Gender and other stakeholders in the safeguarding ICH.
6. Community involvement in the safeguarding of ICH and the challenges involved.
7. Safeguarding ICH for Sustainable Development
Group-work during workshop Kajiado: Official opening by Dr. Kiprop Lagat,
CHDA takes this opportunity to thank the Department of Culture for inviting us to work with them on this program and hope to take this partnership into the future. We also thank the County Governments of Narok and Kajiado for their support and collaboration and most important, we thank the local Maasai communities for their contributions, friendship and sharing of knowledge.
Peter Dennis Okwaro
Director, CHDA.

ICCROM Course Nature – Culture ANNOUNCEMENT

International Course on Linking Nature and Culture in World Heritage Site Management

Dates: 6 – 16 June 2017

Place: Røros Mining Town and the Circumference, Norway (http://whc.unesco.org/en/list/55)

Organisers:

ICCROM, IUCN and the Norwegian Ministry of Climate and Environment in collaboration with the Swiss Federal Office of Culture

Partners:

The Norwegian Directorate for Cultural Heritage, The Norwegian Nature Agency, Røros Mining Town and the Circumference’s local management, ICOMOS, and  UNESCO World Heritage Centre

The World Heritage Leadership Programme

This ground-breaking course is a key component of the new World Heritage Leadership programme developed by ICCROM and IUCN and Norwegian Ministry of Environment.  The World Heritage Leadership programme aims to take a new approach to implementing the long standing partnership of IUCN and ICCROM in capacity development to support the World Heritage Convention. This new programme emerged as a response to the growing concerns over the divide between nature and culture within many aspects of the World Heritage process despite one of the defining characteristics of the World Heritage Convention being that the protection and management of both natural and cultural values of Outstanding Universal Value falls under one international instrument. There is now a growing recognition and interest in bridging the divides and differences between nature and culture and addressing commonalities and possible shared opportunities in managing heritage sites. The World Heritage Leadership Programme (WHLP) is delivered by IUCN and ICCROM in collaboration with ICOMOS and WHC and other organisations and is being developed with the support of the Norwegian Ministry of Environment and other partners. This programme will focus on:

  • Setting and testing the leading standards for conserving sites, and ensuring their contribution to communities and sustainable development, through engaging in World Heritage;
  • Providing high profile, widely translated documented advice on conservation policies and practices, notably by integrating the ICCROM-led Managing Cultural World Heritage manual and the IUCN-led Managing Natural World Heritage manual, into a single  new publication;
  • Establishing a network of internationally recognized leadership sites, which will include the World Heritage Sites demonstrating leading practice, and which can provide platforms for learning, and for capacity building;
  • Building international networks between nature and culture practitioners and institutions that link on-ground practice with leadership at international, regional, national and local levels.
  • Providing diverse training events, exchanges, and other capacity-building activities to support the work of both site managers and stakeholders, and national heritage services in diverse States Parties.

Course Background

This course on Linking Nature and Culture in World Heritage Site Management, to be held at Røros, is the first major activity of the World Heritage Leadership Programme, and the start of a process to set a new standard to link nature and culture practice in World Heritage Sites. The course curriculum has been developed through a series of activities.  Among them was the curriculum developed to organise an international training course by ICCROM and IUCN to ‘Address nature –culture interlinkages in managing World Heritage Sites’ in 2014. Course modules were subsequently tested at training activities of ICCROM over the last two years. This also includes the course on People Centred Approaches to Conservation of Nature and Culture (http://www.iccrom.org/wp-content/uploads/PCA_Annexe-2.pdf) already designed and implemented. Tsukuba University (Japan) ran a course (https://goo.gl/1mxvDn) related to the theme using the curriculum as the basis. The course at Røros will bring together all these experiences and also address the relationship between people (including local communities and indigenous peoples), and the cultural and natural values of sites and how sites and their surrounding land/seascapes are managed. A crucial feature of the course is that it will bring together practitioners and resource persons from both cultural and natural heritage sectors.

Overall goal

The overall goal of the course is that participants will have the added knowledge, skills and awareness to address nature and culture inter-linkages in which people are an integral part and improve management and governance approaches of a diverse set of World Heritage Sites, through shared experiences from both sectors.

Specific objectives

  1. To rethink natural and cultural heritage conservation as an interrelated and interdependent concept, rather than as separate domains and to rethink current approaches, where nature and culture management remain separate.
  2. To provide support to practitioners to carry out quality management at World Heritage properties through understanding the existing linkages and separations of nature and culture in the World Heritage system which poses policy and institutional challenges as well as complexities in their daily work?
  3. To build synergies across sectors and engage far more proactively with policy makers, communities and networks in addition to practitioners.
  4. To explore and test in the field methodologies/ approaches and improve abilities/ skills of practitioners to bridge gaps in linking culture and nature.
  5. To convince the practitioners to consider people as a core component of heritage management and to address the well-being of both and ensure natural and cultural heritage has a dynamic and mutually beneficial role in society today and long into the future.
  6. To create and strengthen communities of practice.

Participants

The course is designed for a maximum of 20 participants and is open to heritage practitioners from the cultural and natural heritage sectors, with a particular emphasis on practitioners linked to World Heritage Sites. Participants should be able to demonstrate their involvement in on-going management activities of a cultural heritage site with natural values, or vice versa.  The resource persons invited to contribute to the course will be drawn from both cultural and natural heritage sectors.

The working language of the course will be English.

Travel, Accommodation and Living Expenses

Participants will be responsible for their round trip travel costs to and from Norway and their living costs (accommodation will be provided).  Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek financial support from sources such as governmental institutions, employers and funding agencies. In cases of proven financial need, and depending on the availability of funding at the time of the course, a number of partial scholarships may be granted to cover travel and living expenses.

Applications

Please fill the ICCROM application form (obtainable from ICCROM web site) and send it together with the documents listed below to the following e-mail: LNC17@iccrom.org

  • A full professional curriculum vitae (in English)
  • A description of the site you are currently involved in indicating the natural/cultural values of the site and expressing your views on the need to address interlinkages (WH Site preferred).

Application deadline

Applications should reach ICCROM by 31 March 2017 to ensure inclusion in our selection process.

 

WORLD HERITAGE NOMINATION TRAINING COURSE

WORLD HERITAGE NOMINATION TRAINING COURSE

DATE: 15 – 26 November 2010

VENUE: Windhoek, NAMIBIA

ORGANISERS: Centre for Heritage Development in Africa, African World Heritage Fund, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Ministry of Youth and National Service, Sport and Culture of Namibia

1- Background
The African World Heritage Fund (AWHF) was launched in 2006 to support African State parties to implement the UNESCO Convention on the protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage. Following its strategic plan 2008-2010 and in collaboration with World Heritage institutions and African State parties, the AWHF initiated a training course on the development of nomination dossiers for World Heritage listing by African countries. This was in response to the fact that in spite of its very rich heritage, the Africa Region has continued to have the least number of sites (9%) on the prestigious World Heritage List. As part of its objectives, AWHF put in place the training programme to build up competence of African heritage professionals in the development of nomination dossiers and management plans required by the World Heritage Committee when considering sites for listing on the World Heritage List.

2- Objective of the course

· To give competence to African natural and cultural heritage professionals thereby improving the quality of African nomination dossiers submitted to the World Heritage Committee.
· To increase the number and diversity of African heritage properties on the World Heritage List.
· To reinforce the network of heritage professionals working on African World Heritage sites.

· Set up a support and follow up mechanism to facilitate delivery of expected outcomes.

3- Phases
The programme consists of three components, namely:

· A two week workshop in Namibia [1-12 November 2010] to serve as an introduction to the nomination process and evaluate initial country nomination proposals to establish follow up work.

· Eight months of fieldwork by the participants in their countries, during which they receive the assistance of a nominated mentor with relevant expertise to enhance their nomination work. During this phase your institution may receive from the AWHF up to US$15,000 to carry out work required for the successful completion of the nomination.

· Another two week workshop [2011] to evaluate the nomination work done by participants with a view of sending the completed nomination to the World Heritage Centre.

4- Working language

The working language is English.

5- Participants

Only participants who have already started working on a World Heritage nomination dossier will be selected for the training programme. For each dossier, two participants will be accepted.
Eligible women professionals are encouraged to apply.

6- Application dossier

The application requirements are as follows:

· The completed application form;
· A signed letter of recommendation and commitment from the National Director or the highest national authority in charge of Immovable Heritage Conservation/Management in your country. The letter will make clear the facilities/support the State party is giving to finalize the nomination process including giving enough time and responsibilities to the participants to complete accurately the nomination dossier; the letter should state that the applicants institution will not withdraw the applicant from the course in the midst of the session;
· A brief description of property to be nominated;
· A description of challenges faced by the working team.

7- Deadline

The complete application dossier (including supporting documents) should be addressed to the Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA) at the latest on the 30 September 2010 to:

Dr Herman Kiriama

World Heritage Nomination Training Course

Centre for Heritage Development in Africa (CHDA)

Old Law Court Building, Nkrumah Road

MOMBASA

P.O. BOX 90010 – 80100

MOMBASA – KENYA

Tel. +254 41 2225114

Fax. +254 41 2227985

Email: chda@heritageinafrica.org with copy to kiriamah@yahoo.com and SouayibouV@awhf.net

Please copy your electronic application and any appendix or request/information to the three emails above.

TENTATIVE LISTING WORKSHOP – CALL FOR APPLICATIONS

APPEL A CANDIDATURE

Atelier sur l’harmonisation des Listes Indicatives d’ Afrique centrale

Dates : 11– 15 Octobre 2010

Pays : Libreville, Gabon

Le Fonds pour le patrimoine mondial africain lance un appel à candidature pour un atelier, d’une semaine, portant sur l’harmonisation des Listes indicatives en Afrique Centrale. L’atelier réunira 20 participants d’Afrique Centrale. L’atelier a pour objectif d’aider les Etats parties, de la sous région, à identifier les sites naturels et culturels ayant la valeur universelle exceptionnelle pour figurer sur les Listes Indicatives nationales. Il aura lieu à Libreville, Gabon, du 11 au 15 octobre 2010. Pendant l’atelier, les participants seront formés à l’élaboration d’une Liste indicative. Ils auront aussi l’opportunité d’évaluer la Liste Indicative de leur pays, l’état de conservation et les valeurs exceptionnelles des biens. Les sessions de formation seront organisées autour des présentations des participants, celles des personnes ressources, ainsi que de discussions et d’exercices de groupe sur l’élaboration d’une Liste indicative.

Organisateurs :

Fonds pour le patrimoine mondial africain

Le Centre du patrimoine mondial de l’UNESCO

Ministère de la Culture, de la Jeunesse, des Sports et Loisirs – Gabon

Ministère de l’Eau, des Forêts, de l’Environnement et du Développement durable

Agence nationale des parcs nationaux – Gabon

Bureau régional de l’UNESCO au Gabon

Eligibilité :

  • Les candidatures sont ouvertes aux professionnels du patrimoine qui travaillent avec les institutions nationales du patrimoine les agences chargées des dossiers d’inscription sur la Liste du patrimoine mondial.
  • Une préférence sera accordée aux candidatures en provenance des pays suivants : Rwanda, Burundi, République centrafricaine, Congo, Gabon, République Démocratique du Congo, Tchad, Cameroun, Guinée équatoriale et Sao Tome et Principe.
  • Chaque pays pourra proposer DEUX participants pour l’atelier (nature et culture).

Coûts :

Un nombre limité de bourses est disponible pour le transport et l’hébergement des participants.

Candidatures :

Les candidatures et les lettres d’approbation des responsables d’institutions devront être envoyées par email à: JacobN@awhf.net avec copie à nzamba2sacouvert@yahoo.fr et àL.Maziz@unesco.org.

Date de clôture des candidatures : 31 Août 2010

 

GRAÇA MACHEL SCHOLARSHIPS FOR POSTGRADUATE STUDY IN SOUTH AFRICA (WOMEN ONLY)

Graça Machel Scholarship Programme

Opportunity type: Fellowships and Scholarships

Opportunity closing date: Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Graça Machel Scholarships for postgraduate study in South Africa (Women Only)

The key aim of the Graça Machel Scholarship Programme is to help provide the female human resources necessary for economic, social and cultural development in the southern African region and to develop an educated and skilled workforce that can benefit the wider community.

Scholarships that target women have long been recognized as an effective approach in addressing gender equality and eradicating poverty. By providing opportunities to study at postgraduate level, these scholarships aim to empower women and to equip them to take up leadership positions in order to have a direct impact in the communities, nations and region in which they live. Following in the footsteps of Graça Machel, these female scholars will be positive rolemodels for other women.

The scholarship is for female students from Angola, Botswana, Lesotho, Malawi, Mozambique, Namibia, Swaziland, South Africa, Zambia and Zimbabwe studying in South Africa.

The scholarship is for two years’ postgraduate study and includes payment of a maintenance allowance, travel, health insurance and tuition fees. Scholarships are awarded on a competitive basis to women on the basis of academic/professional merit, financial need, intended academic programme, leadership potential and commitment to work for constructive change in Africa . Applicants must have at least two years’ relevant work experience.

HERITAGE, MEMORY AND POLITICS SEMINAR

“The Seminar, Heritage, Memory and Politics kicks off at CHDA…

The seminar jointly organised by the CHDA, French Embassy in Kenya, French Institute of Research on Africa, Ministry of Foreign and European Affairs, France, Ministry of Higher Education, Science and Technology, Kenya, National Museums of Kenya and the Research Institute for Development in Kenya has over 60 participants. They include; researchers, scholars and heritage professionals. Countries represented by the participants are; Kenya, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Benin, Mali and France.”

MARC COURSE ANNOUNCEMENT

ICCROM is pleased to announce the 4th International Course on Conservation of Modern Architecture – MARC11 that will be held in Helsinski, Finland from 28 May – 23 June 2011.

The course aims to improve architectural conservation practice through identifying specific values in modern architecture, recognizing and evaluating ideas and contexts of the modern movement, understanding problems in preservation of modern buildings, recognizing the decision-making process and promoting discussion among specialists in these fields.
We are interested in inviting applications from architects, engineers, architectural historians, conservator-restorers and interior designers involved in the field of architectural conservation.
Thank you also for disseminating widely this information to the relevant networks.
Applications should reach ICCROM by 12 October 2010 to ensure inclusion in our selection process.

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Conservation of Modern Architecture MARC 2011
4th International Course on the Conservation of Modern Architecture
Metamorphosis – Understanding and Managing Change

Dates:28 May – 23 June 2011

Place: Helsinki, Finland

Organizers
ICCROM – International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of
Cultural Property (www.iccrom.org)
National Board of Antiquities (www.nba.fi)
Alvar Aalto Academy (www.alvaraalto.fi)
Aalto University (www.aalto.fi)
Tampere University of Technology (www.tut.fi)
Estonian Academy of Arts, Estonia (www.artun.ee)
University of Oulu (www.oulu.fi)
The City of Seinäjoki (www.seinajoki.fi)
Stadium Foundation (www.stadion.fi)
Senate Properties (www.senaatti.fi)

Associates
DOCOMOMO International
ICOMOS International
DOCOMOMO Finland
ICOMOS Finland

Course objectives
The MARC 2010 course aims to improve architectural conservation practice by:
identifying specific values in modern architecture;
recognizing and evaluating ideas and contexts of the modern movement;
understanding problems in preservation of modern buildings undergoing changes;
recognizing the decision-making processes involved in conservation of the 20th century heritage;
promoting discussion among specialists in these fields.

Course programme
The architectural heritage of the recent past forms a substantial part of the existing building stock in many countries. It is currently facing challenges to its rehabilitation and survival. Responding to the needs of professionals, this international course will address the practical problems encountered in the process of conservation, restoration and adaptive use of buildings from an architectural point of view.
The course will feature a range of learning strategies that will draw upon participants’ own professional knowledge while adding new information and skills through readings, discussions, and a number of collaborative practical exercises. The field work reference site of MARC 2011 is the Helsinki 1952 Olympic Stadium (Yrjö Lindegren and Toivo Jäntti, built in 1938 for the cancelled 1940 Olympics, several alterations 1939-1994) and the Administrative and Cultural Centre of Seinäjoki (Alvar Aalto, competition 1951, built 1960-1987) which are in process of being altered and repaired again.

The course will include a required preparatory task prior to arrival in Helsinki. This preparatory task will allow participants to increase their background knowledge in key topic areas through readings and a preliminary exercise that they will undertake while in their home countries.

Participants
The international course is designed for a maximum of 24professionals. The course will be for e.g. architects, engineers, architectural historians, conservator-restorers and interior designers involved in the the field of architectural conservation.

Admission
Preference will be given to candidates working in positions in which they can share, transmit and disseminate the skills and information gained during the course. Preference will also be given to applicants from ICCROM Member States.

Teaching team
Teaching staff will be composed of recognized heritage conservation professionals having both practical and theoretical experience and knowledge in training. They will represent a broad international perspective in their fields of expertise.

Working language
The official language of the course will be English.

Certificate
A certificate of attendance will be awarded to participants who satisfactorily complete the course.

Course fee:1200 EUR (Euro)

Travel, accommodation and living expenses
Participants will be responsible for their round trip travel costs to and from Helsinki and their accommodation and living expenses during the course. Participants should plan for a minimum allowance of Euros 1800 for living expenses. Candidates are strongly encouraged to seek financial support from sources such as governmental institutions, employers and funding agencies.

Application
Please fill out the ICCROM application form (obtainable from the ICCROM web site:www.iccrom.org) and send it together with a full professional Curriculum Vitae (in English) to the contact address below. Electronic versions of applications sent by email are welcome. In the event that it is not possible to provide a scanned version of the necessary photographs and signatures, it will also be necessary to send a paper copy.

MARC 2011 Course
ICCROM
Via di San Michele 13
I-00153, Rome, ITALY
Tel: +39 06 58553 1
Fax: +39 06 58553 349
Email: marc2011@iccrom.org

Application deadline
Applications should reach ICCROM by 12 October 2010to ensure inclusion in our selection
process.

For more information please contact: marc2011@nba.fi