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ITC2023 is successfully completed

UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE (ITC) on DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT of CULTURAL HERITAGE 2023, 17th year Online course:14th August to 1st September 2023, Onsite course: 11th September to 23rd September 2023 at Kyoto, Kobe, Hirokawa, Yuasa and Nankai city, Japan International Panel Discussion: 24th September at Kyoto, Japan Organized by the Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University in collaboration with ICCROM Contributed by UNESCO, ICOM & ICOMOS/ICORP The UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management – 17th INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE (ITC) on DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT of CULTURAL HERITAGE 2023 was successfully held for five weeks. This year’s […]

Long Awaited Book “Good Practices for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage” is Published

We are thrilled to share the exciting news that our long-awaited publication, “Good Practices for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage,” is now officially released and available through Routledge. This much-anticipated book compiles 12 exceptional initiatives from our workshops, providing profound insights into effective strategies for safeguarding cultural heritage during times of crisis. Book InformationTitle: Good Practices for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural HeritageISBN: 9781032411446Editors: Rohit Jigyasu, Dowon Kim, Lata ShakyaReviewers: Joseph King, Lee Bosher, Ksenia Chmutina, Wesley Cheek, Elke Selter, Takeyuki Okubo, Barbara Minguez Garcia, Xavier Romão, and Chris MarrionAuthors:    Abdelhamid Salah al-Sharief,    Barbara Caranza    David A. Torres    Dulce María Grimaldi    Elena Mamani    Francesca Giuliani    Junko Mukai    Marcela Hurtado    Ming Chee Ang    Mohammad Ravankhah    Monia Del Pinto    Vanessa TannerPublisher: Routledge Get Your CopyDiscover the invaluable content of “Good Practices for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage” on Routledge’s website here.  We […]

The proceedings of ITC 2022 is published now!

The proceedings of UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, ITC 2022 are now published. It contains the outline of Disaster Risk Management Plans for Case Study Projects by ITC 2022 Participants. ITC 2022 was successfully held for eight weeks from 18th of August to 13th October 2022 based on the theme of Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage: Learning from the Japanese Experiences. Download PDF

ITC2022 is successfully completed

UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE (ITC) on DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT of CULTURAL HERITAGE 2022 from 18th August to 13th October 2022, at Kyoto, Japan Organized by Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University In collaboration with ICCROM Contributed by UNESCO, ICOM & ICOMOS/ICORP ITC 2022, the 16th year The UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management – 16th INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE (ITC) on DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT of CULTURAL HERITAGE 2022was successfully held for eight weeks from 18th August to 13th October 2022. This year’s course had fifteen participants and six associated observers. These participants and observers were from Australia, […]

Proceedings of UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, ITC 2021

The proceedings of UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, ITC 2021 are now published. It contains the outline of Disaster Risk Management Plans for Case Study Projects by ITC 2021 Participants. ITC 2021 was successfully held for seven weeks from 23th of August to 7th October 2021 based on the theme of Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage: Learning from the Japanese Experiences. Download PDF

ITC2021 is successfully completed

UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE (ITC) on DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT of CULTURAL HERITAGE 2021 from 23th August to 7th October 2021, at Kyoto, Japan Organized by Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University In collaboration with ICCROM Contributed by UNESCO, ICOM & ICOMOS/ICORP ITC 2021, the 15th year The UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management – 15th INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE (ITC) on DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT of CULTURAL HERITAGE 2021 was successfully held for seven weeks from 23th of August to 7th October 2021. This year’s course had thirteen participants and two observers. These participants and observers came […]

Dr Dowon KIM talked about the earthquake and fire risk of Kyoto with an lessosns of the Great East Japan Earthquake on the radio show

March 11th, 2011 is the 10 years after the Great East Japan Earthquake, Tsunami and the onset of the Fukushima Nuclear Disaster. On March 11th, 2021, Dowon KIM, an UNESCO Chair professor from Ritsumeikan University, talked about his experience on the post-disaster of east Japan, and the hugest risk of historical city, Kyoto on the radio, which was operated with KBS Kyoto and α-Station. His voice would make the listeners to rethink about the disaster mitigation on both community and municipality level, and to share the correct information what the best preparation for the disaster is. https://www.kbs-kyoto

Proceedings of UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, ITC 2020

The proceedings of UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management, ITC 2020 are now published. It contains the proceedings of Webinar Series “Capacity Building for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage: Challenges and Opportunities in Post-COVID Times”, held on 27 June and 4 July, 2020 and a brief report of Workshop on Good Practices for Disaster Risk Management of Cultural Heritage held on 8 to 10 October, 2020.