|| Papers from International Seminar on the Management of Shared Mediterrenean Heritage
|| The conservation of the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries buildings and sites is continuing to gain importance since the last decade in south Mediterranean countries and other developing areas. The identification, the documentation and the promotion of this modern heritage are now on the agenda of the international organisations. New trends challenge the traditional concept of urban and architectural heritage and break new grounds in the field of conservation management.
The ISMARMED seminar discussed problems and new ideas, shared knowledge, exchanged management experiences, developed a strategic vision for the future, enhanced international awareness and fostered global Mediterranean networking.
The seminar was supported by the European Union within the framework of the 6th PCRD. This is also the fifth in a series of regional conferences on the Modern Heritage launched by the UNESCO since 2001. It is organised together by the French Institut de Recherche pour le Développement (IRD) acting as main coordinator, the Cairo University Centre for Architectural and Engineering Design Support, the UNESCO's World Heritage Centre, and the Alexandria Mediterranean Research Center (Bibliotheca Alexandrina). [Source: ISMARMED website]
Abstracts and papers from the seminar are available on the website and many of them deal with cities or issues if importance to the Muslim world. The papers are organised into five broad themes:
Theme 1: The concept of the shared Mediterranean urban and architectural heritage.
Theme 2: Conservation of late nineteenth and early twentieth century heritage: Policies, actors and management.
Theme 3: New technologies and techniques
Theme 4: Information technology in documenting heritage and in the management of the conservation process
Theme 5: Urban heritage and sustainable development
| Contributed by
|| Shiraz Allibhai
| Contributed on
|| February 28, 2006