Support for the capacity building of heritage interpretation

Plan and offer programs tailored to the characteristics and needs of various stakeholders to strengthen the international capacity and raise awareness of the interpretation and presentation of World Heritage 


Provide financial and technical support to

help state parties set up and implement interpretation strategies, monitoring

and identifying best practices


Provide online and offline lectures, seminars, and public events to emphasize the importance of heritage interpretation and presentation for the comprehensive understanding of World Heritage and raise awareness 

UNESCO WHIPIC
WHIPIC Online Lecture Series


       

- Contribute to the sharing of issues for the better understanding of inclusive interpretation

  and presentation of World Heritage


- Find a way to promote communication between experts and the public

 
- Share information and provide online education to enhance the capacity of heritage experts during COVID-19


- Promote international awareness of the interpretation and presentation of World Heritage




2020 Online Lecture Series: World Heritage Interpretation
Episode
Title 
Lecturer
Date 
1

Introduction to World Heritage Interpretation

Neil Silberman

2020.09.10.
2
UNESCO World Heritage Listing & World Heritage Interpretation

William Logan

2020.09.17.
3
World Heritage Interpretation for Cultural Reconciliation

Shu-mei Huang

2020.10.07.
4
1972 World Heritage Convention & World Heritage Interpretation

Yujie Zhu

2020.10.22.
5
Minority-Inclusive World Heritage Interpretation

Peter Bille Larsen

2020.11.12.
6
Comprehensive World Heritage Interpretation

Gamini Wijesuriya

2020.11.26.


2021 Online Lecture Series: World Heritage Presentation
Episode
Title 
Lecturer
Date 
1

Introduction to World Heritage Presentation

Mario Santana

2021.04.15.
2
ICOM, Museums, Heritage Sites, Cultural Landscapes: a strategic relation

Alberto Garlandini

2021.05.13.
3
Word Heritage and Tourism: looking for synergies

Maria Gravari-Barbas

2021.06.17.
4
Heritage Interpretation, Digital Media and End-users

Hafizur Rahaman

2021.07.15.
5
Speaking with a Changing World: Communicating the Heritage of the World

Mike Robinson

2021.08.19.
6
Community Engagement in Interpreting World Heritage Values

Sarah Court

2021.09.16.
7

Heritage and participatory media in the age of data technology

Elisa Giaccardi

2021.10.14
Special Discussion
Inclusive and Participatory
World Heritage Interpretation & Presentation

Neil Silberman,

Mario Santana

2021.11.18
UNESCO WHIPIC
Webinar series on heritage interpretation 


       

- Raise awareness of the “remembrance heritage”, which has different memories per

  group around the world


- Make efforts to accept multi-layered narratives of the heritage community


- Discuss the multi-layered memories of World Heritage and conflicting interpretations,

  find ways to manage conflicts, and promote reconciliation and solidarity


- Hold a discourse among experts on remembrance heritage and suggest alternatives


- Host events on the sidelines of the 44th session of the World Heritage Committee

Episode
Date
-Topic of the episode
Episode 1

February

New Approaches to the Protection of World Heritage: Interpretation and Presentation 

- The importance of interpretation in the protection of World Heritage and latest global trends

- The role of interpretation in dealing with heritage with different memories per group

Episode 2 

March

Disagreements Surrounding World Heritage: Different Memories and Voices

- Discussion on consequential problems 

- Practical approaches to the remembrance of heritage and potential alternatives 

Episode 3

April

Conflicting memories about World Heritage: “Sites of Japan’s Meiji Industrial Revolution”

and “Hagia Sophia in Turkey” as well as the UNESCO Slave Route Project

- Reason for conflicting memories in each case and major issues 

- Ways to manage consequent conflicts 

Episode 4

May

[Competition] Peace and reconciliation through World Heritage

- Look for a story of overcoming past conflicts and suffering to promote peace and reconciliation in heritage protection and management 

Episode 5

June

UNESCO’s response to remembrance heritage: systematic improvement and approach at a civil society level 

- Approach to the conflict management process within the framework of the World Heritage Convention 

- Seek universal understanding of the international community and promote solidarity with civil society

Episode 6

July

[General Discussion Led by the Chairman]

-How to deal with different memories and interpretations about the same heritage

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