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ICOMOS-UK, a non-profit membership body, promotes appreciation and understanding of our cultural heritage in the UK and worldwide. Our focus is on policy and practice, information and opportunities.
ICOMOS-UK is the UK National Committee of ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites). At an international level, ICOMOS develops best practice in the conservation and management of cultural sites, and has a special role as adviser to the UNESCO World Heritage Committee on cultural World Heritage sites. Active in over 130 countries, it is one of the most highly regarded conservation organisations in the world.
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Heritage, Conflict and the Dynamics of Memory
- 3 December 2014 6:30-8:30pm
The world is increasingly full of conflicts: how do these colour our perceptions of places associated with historical events over decades if not centuries? In the past ten years, interest in the heritage of European regional and ethnic conflicts has grown explosively in relation to collective memory, but also in political debates, heritage tourism, the museum sector, and city branding. The so-called Crimean Treasures collection of Scythian gold, now stateless after the separation of Crimea, is claimed by Ukraine as well as by Moscow and five Crimean museums.
We are pleased to welcome Professor Rob van der Laarse who will discuss how the Balkans and Ukraine demonstrate the transnationalization of ‘memory events’ in present-day Europe. Van der Laarse's research is born from a fascination with cultural power, narratives of representation, and the shadow of the Enlightenment.
ICOMOS-UK or ICOM UK Members £15.00 / Non-members £18.00 / Students £10.00
(includes wine and festive refreshments)