Category Archives: preservation

US/ICOMOS recognizes Cultural Heritage Center with award

Congratulations to the Cultural Heritage Center for receiving the first annual Heritage Award for International Excellence.  The award, given by the U.S. National Committee of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (US/ICOMOS), recognizes organizations, programs, projects, individuals, and publications that exemplify worldwide excellence … Continue reading

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Update: Pompeii’s Collapsing Archaeological Heritage

Just as I was wrapping up the previous post I learned that two more walls gave way inside Pompeii.  Despite ongoing preservation and restoration efforts at the 2,000-year-old archaeological site, this string of recent collapses was triggered by uncharacteristically heavy rains sweeping across … Continue reading

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Pompeii’s Collapsing Archaeological Heritage

A second building collapse at Pompeii prompts inquiries as to the state of Italy’s cultural and archaeological management. Earlier this week, a portion of the garden wall at the House of the Moralist unexpectedly fell down at the UNESCO World Heritage … Continue reading

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Addendum: Istanbul’s Cultural Heritage Inventory

Another short article about Turkey’s cultural heritage preservation appeared yesterday in the Hurriyet Daily News, this one lauding the success of Europa Nostra Turkey’s advocacy and awareness campaign.  According to the article, in the past few years the Turkish branch … Continue reading

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Istanbul’s Cultural Heritage Inventory

A cultural heritage cataloging project, “Inventory of Cultural Heritage and Cultural Economy of Istanbul,” has been ongoing in Turkey’s capital over the past 16 months.  Through a partnership between the Ministry of Tourism and Culture, the Istanbul 2010 Capital of Culture … Continue reading

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