World Heritage Training Centre for Asia

While not directly pertaining to the archaeology of Southeast Asia, this bit of news will undoubtably have some resonance for future world heritage sites in SEA. For a list of the UNESCO (archaeological) World Heritage Sites in SEA, check out the resources section.

16 May 2007 (UNESCO World Heritage) – While not directly pertaining to the archaeology of Southeast Asia, this bit of news will undoubtably have some resonance for future world heritage sites in SEA. For a list of the UNESCO (archaeological) World Heritage Sites in SEA, check out the resources section.

Inauguration of a World Heritage Training and Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific Region in China

The Government of China will launch a World Heritage Training and Research Institute for Asia and the Pacific Region in China. The inauguration ceremony of this institute will take place at Tongji University, Shanghai with the presence of Mr Francesco Bandarin, Director of UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Mr Mounir Bouchenaki, Director-General of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), Mr Michael Petzet, President of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) and Mr Zhang Xinsheng, Chairman of the Executive Board of UNESCO and Vice Minister of Education of the Government of China.

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Author: Noel Tan

Dr Noel Hidalgo Tan is the Senior Specialist in Archaeology at SEAMEO-SPAFA, the Southeast Asian Regional Centre for Archaelogy and Fine Arts.

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