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(10-12 December 2008, Paris, France)
First legal workshop on cultural heritage inventories in Mediterranean Partner countries organised by RMSU in collaboration with the France-UNESCO Cooperation Agreement

This workshop focused on the situation of inventories of cultural heritage in Mediterranean Partner countries including movable goods, immovable properties, historic sites and cultural landscapes, intangible heritage, etc. as a step towards initiating and establishing a process of their development. It falls within RMSU’s activity for strengthening institutional and legal frameworks in partner countries.

Starting from the assumption that an inventory of heritage is a fundamental step in a conservation policy and a protective measure in itself, updating inventories and adapting them to new methodologies and technologies are core issues.

Representatives from Heritage Departments of Mediterranean Partner countries and international organisations specialised in cultural heritage such as UNESCO, Council of Europe, ICOM and ICOMOS, gathered at the UNESCO headquarters in Paris in order to exchange ideas and good practices, and draw up recommendations useful to each participating country. The discussion revolved around these main themes: the actual situation, data collection, formatting and accessibility, use as a reference tool and definition of user groups.

Workshop moderators were Dr Khairieh Amr, Deputy Director, Jordan National Museum, and Dr Frank Braemer, Director of Research, CNRS - University of Nice.

The background paper as well as the list of participants are available on the right-hand bar.

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