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14 Aug 2017 - 25 Aug 2017

ICCROM Course on Management and Monitoring of World Heritage Sites

A course on "Management and Monitoring of World Heritage Sites, with special reference to China" will be held in the Cultural Landscape of Honghe Hani Rice Terraces, China, from 14 to 25 August 2017. The course is organised by the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM) and the China Academy of Cultural Heritage (CACH) at the invitation of China's State Administration of Cultural Heritage (SACH). It aims primarily to benefit professionals working at World Heritage properties in China, but will also be attended by an international group of participants selected by ICCROM and funded by SACH. The event builds on two successful courses held in 2011 and 2016. The Course on Management and Monitoring of World Heritage Sites aims to provide participants with current thinking, trends and approaches to management of cultural World Heritage properties focusing particularly on monitoring. Course contents will include the following themes:
  • International context of conservation: current trends and approaches to planning and management of heritage sites
  • Management of World Heritage properties
  • Achievements, challenges and strategies for the protection of World Heritage sites in China
  • Monitoring, including monitoring requirements under the World Heritage Convention and examples of the monitoring of World Heritage sites in China, with case studies.
Course methodology combines both theory and practice, through lectures, case studies and practical exercises. High level interaction is encouraged in the course, with participants playing an important role. The working language of the course is English. The course is designed for 20 participants, 10 from China and 10 from other countries. Participants should be professionals engaged in heritage conservation and management, preferably working at World Heritage properties in their respective countries (preference will be given to those working in cultural landscapes/agricultural landscapes). Resource persons will include heritage practitioners from China and abroad, including ICCROM. International participants will be responsible for their round trip travel costs to and from Beijing, China. However, they may apply to ICCROM for travel grants which are available through generous contributions from SACH. Chinese authorities will provide local transportation, accommodation and meals during the course to all participants. Applications should be sent by 20 June. For additional information about the course and applications, please visit