[Registration OPEN] UNESCO WHIPIC to Host 2022 World Heritage Interpretation Presentation Forum on 15-16 November

27 Oct 2022


An off-line event(live-streamed) that invites the presentations and discussions of expert speakers in celebration of the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention

UNESCO International Centre for Interpretation and Presentation of World Heritage Sites(hereafter, UNESCO WHIPIC or the Centre) hosts the 2022 World Heritage Interpretation Presentation Forum at Seosomun Shrine History Museum, Seoul.


In celebration of the 50th anniversary of the World Heritage Convention and the foundation of UNESCO WHIPIC, the forum addresses the importance of heritage interpretation contributing to Sustainable Development. With the topic of World Heritage Interpretation for Sustainable Development, the presentations and discussion sessions on the first day will address how heritage interpretation can contribute to Sustainable Development and actively respond to the challenges we face nowadays.

On the second day, with the topic of Theoretical Research on Heritage Interpretation and heritage presentation: Concepts and Challenges, the presentation session will share the research outcome of the Centre, focusing on the concept and definition of heritage interpretation and presentation. It will be followed by a discussion session which will discuss how the revisited concept can be applied to the World Heritage places for better interpretation and presentations on the sites.


Date

Content

Heritage Interpretation for Sustainable Development

15th

November

Session 1: Heritage Interpretation and Sustainable Development: Efforts and Challenges

(Moderator: Sujeong Lee, Head of Research Office, UNESCO WHIPIC)

The Role of Heritage Interpretation in Sustainable Development

(Hyeonji Kong, Programme Specialist of Research Office, UNESCO WHIPIC)

Interpretating History and Heritage of the Atlantic Slave Trade and Slavery

(Ana Lucia Araujo, Professor of History, Howard University)

Cultural Heritage Interpretation: A Perspective from Latin America

(Manuel Gandara Vazquez, Professor of the National School of Conservation Restoration and Museography)

Integrating Cultural and Natural Heritage

(Valerie Magar, Unit Manager, Programmes, ICCROM)

Session 2: World Heritage and Our Future: Capacity Building and Resilience

Moderator: Haeree Shim, Head of Education and Cooperation Office, UNESCO WHIPIC

Involvement of Local Community in Heritage Interpretation

(Aylin Orbasli, Professor of Architectural and Urban Heritage, Oxford Brookes University)

Heritage Interpretation and Climate Change

(Rohit Jigyasu, Project Manager of Urban Heritage, Climate Change and Disaster Risk Management, ICCROM)

Heritage Interpretation in Armed Conflict

(Peter Stone, Professor of ICCHS, Newcastle University, UNESCO Chair in Cultural Property Protection & Peace)

Heritage Interpretation and Community Well-Being in George Town Heritage City

(Ang Ming Chee, General Manager, George Town World Heritage Incorporated)

Session 3: The Roles and Future Directions of UNESCO WHIPIC

(Moderator: Neil Silberman, Professor of Anthropology, Massachusetts University Amherst)

The Roles and Future Directions of UNESCO WHIPIC

(Sujeong Lee, Head of Research Office, UNESCO WHIPIC)

Expert Discussion

(Mario Santana Quintero, Professor, Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University, Secretary General of ICOMOS)

(Gamini Wijesuriya, Senior Advisor of ICCROM)

(Valerie Magar, Unit Manager, Programmes, ICCROM)

Theoretical Research on Heritage Interpretation and Presentation: Concepts and Challenges

16th

November

Session 4: Sharing Research outcome

Moderator: Neil Silberman, Professor of Anthropology, Massachusetts University Amherst

Introduction: Theoretical research of Definitions and Concepts of Heritage Interpretation and Presentation

(Sujeong Lee, Head of Research Office, UNESCO WHIPIC)

Re-defining the Concepts and Terminologies of Interpretation and Presentation of World Heritages

(Youngjae Kim, Professor of Dept. of Heritage Conservation and Restoration, Korea National University of Cultural Heritage)

Working Group on Theoretical Research on Heritage Interpretation Concepts and Definition

(Trinidad Rico, Visiting Professor and Director of Heritage Conservation, University of Southern California)

World Heritage Presentation: Sharing Values through Communication between Heritage and People

(Namwoong Kim, Programme Specialist of Information Management Office, UNESCO WHIPIC)

Survey - Aims and Relationship of Heritage Interpretation and Presentation

(Anji Kim, Programme Specialist of Research Office, UNESCO WHIPIC)

Session 5: Establishing Future Agenda

Moderator: Jaeheon Choi, Professor of World Heritage Studies, Konkuk University

Establishing Governance for Improving Concepts and Definitions

(Leticia Leitao, Cultural and natural heritage consultant)

Another Perspectives: Difference of Interpretation and Heritage Interpretation

(Manuel Gandara, Professor of National School of Conservation, Restoration and Museography)

Heritage Interpretation and Presentation to Reflect Different Stories

(Mario Santana Quintero, Professor of Civil and Environmental Engineering, Carleton University, Secretary General of ICOMOS)

The Challenges for Principle and Guideline Setup of Heritage Interpretation and Presentation

(Sojeong Kang, Programme Specialist of Research Office, UNESCO WHIPIC)


The 2022 World Heritage Interpretation Presentation Forum will be live-streamed via the UNESCO WHIPIC YouTube channel. Off-line participants can register in advance from the first week of November at the official website of the Centre. The Forum is expected to suggest a new agenda in the World Heritage interpretation and presentation field and give an opportunity for the experts to establish constructive goals for the future of World Heritage.


* Registration: https://whipicforum.hyundaiad.net/28

* UNESCO WHIPIC official website: https://unesco-whipic.org/

* UNESCO WHIPIC YouTube Channel : https://www.youtube.com/c/WHIPIC

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