Pictures from my workshop - “Soundscape: An Approach for Preserving Intangible Cultural Heritage” - at the National Museum of Afghanistan in Kabul, today (2 April 2013)
A capacity building workshop focused on interpretation of immaterial cultural heritage in museums was held in Tbilisi at the Georgian National Museum for South Caucasus Region museums managers, on 25 and 26 November 2012.
Professor Amareswar Galla and Prof. Josko Bozanic have been facilitating this workshop, in the framework of a series of seminars planned during these last few years for Armenia, Azerbaijan, and Georgia by ICOM and the Ministry of Culture and Monuments Protection of Georgia.
“Giving voice to places” is the new major project I’m presently working at - a soundscape programme focused on immaterial cultural heritage documentation in Central Asia.
Well - it could be applied elsewhere too, of course. It’s just that the idea popped up while thinking about cultural heritage in danger in Afghanistan and Tajikistan…
You can find (almost) all my posts to twitter about ICOMOS General Assembly in Paris and its workshops under hashtag #icomosworkshops
Will be in Paris at ICOMOS 17th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium, focusing on cultural heritage as a driver of development (27 November - 2 December 2011).
The four issues chosen for the symposium will be:
- Heritage and Regional Development
- Development and the return to the art of building
- Tourism and Development
- The Economics of Development
Personally, I chose to participate to the first of these workshop. But the second one was also a big favourite of mine… :-)
Preparing presentation for workshop in Parma in 3 weeks: I’ll be talking about museum apps, presenting a case-study (MACRO App, July 2011), and suggesting some basic guidelines for museum apps development.
ICOM organizes a workshop in Paris (17-18 October 2011) for mediators in art and cultural heritage.
“The workshop’s aim is to train legal and/or cultural professionals as potential mediators in ICOM-WIPO Art and Cultural Heritage Mediation. Participants will be expected to have a basic understanding of cultural and/or intellectual property issues that may arise in disputes referred to ICOM-WIPO mediation. Proficiency in English is essential for participation.”
Registration fee - including materials and coffee breaks - is 500 €.
CIPAC, the French Federation of Contemporary Art Professionals, just announced a three days workshop (23-25 November 2011, for a total of nearly 20 hours of training) focusing on cultural mediation for people with disabilities.
The cost of this workshop is of € 860.- (including taxes).
Discussing about an early 20th century necklace from Afghanistan, kept at the Ethnographic department of the National Museum in Kabul, at a UNESCO workshop. Habib Mohammad Mandozai, director of the Khost museum and a good friend of mine, talks to conservator and curator.
Shot in Kabul, National Museum of Afghanistan (15 May 2010). © Alessandro Califano, 2010.
This video is part of Audiovisual Archives for a “Light” Museum - Notes on a Sustainable Development Model, a presentation that I just posted to SlideShare tonight.