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UNESCO Media Services
United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization
Here you will find press releases, media advisories about upcoming events, audio and video material, photographs and other resources.
http://www.unesco.org/new/en/media-services/

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World Heritage Convention
Heritage is our legacy from the past, what we live with today, and what we pass on to future generations. Our cultural and natural heritage are both irreplaceable sources of life and inspiration. Places as unique and diverse as the wilds of East Africa’s Serengeti, the Pyramids of Egypt, the Great Barrier Reef in Australia and the Baroque cathedrals of Latin America make up our world’s heritage.
What makes the concept of World Heritage exceptional is its universal application. World Heritage sites belong to all the peoples of the world, irrespective of the territory on which they are located. The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of outstanding value to humanity. This is embodied in an international treaty called the Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage, adopted by UNESCO in 1972.
http://whc.unesco.org
E-mail: wh-info@unesco.org

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ICCROM - International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property
ICCROM is an intergovernmental organization dedicated to the conservation of cultural heritage. Its members are individual states which have declared their adhesion to it. It exists to serve the international community as represented by its Member States, which currently number 129. It is the only institution of its kind with a worldwide mandate to promote the conservation of all types of cultural heritage, both movable and immovable.
http://www.iccrom.org
E-mail: iccrom@iccrom.org

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ICOMOS - International Council on Monuments and Sites
ICOMOS works for the conservation and protection of cultural heritage places. It is the only global non-government organisation of this kind, which is dedicated to promoting the application of theory, methodology, and scientific techniques to the conservation of the architectural and archaeological heritage. Its work is based on the principles enshrined in the 1964 International Charter on the Conservation and Restoration of Monuments and Sites (the Venice Charter).
ICOMOS is a network of experts that benefits from the interdisciplinary exchange of its members, among which are architects, historians, archaeologists, art historians, geographers, anthropologists, engineers and town planners.
The members of ICOMOS contribute to improving the preservation of heritage, the standards and the techniques for each type of cultural heritage property : buildings, historic cities, cultural landscapes and archaeological sites

http://www.icomos.org/
E-mail: secretariat@icomos.org

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UICN - International Union for Conservation of Nature
IUCN helps the world find pragmatic solutions to our most pressing environment and development challenges.
The International Union for Conservation of Nature is the world’s oldest and largest global environmental organization. Conserving biodiversity is central to the mission of IUCN. We demonstrate how biodiversity is fundamental to addressing some of the world’s greatest challenges: tackling climate change, achieving sustainable energy, improving human well-being and building a green economy.
http://www.iucn.org
E-mail: mail@iucn.org

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LACULT - Portal of Culture of Latin America and the Caribbean
The LACULT is the threshold to the rich cultural diversity of the region. It provides information about the Ministers and agencies in charge of Culture as well as about other cultural institutions in the region, cultural policies and cultural agenda. It publishes news on the current cultural scenario in the region and provides access to relevant documents, including programmes and major UNESCO normative instruments in the sphere of Culture. It also publishes exclusive information, namely documents of the meetings of the Forum of Ministers of Culture and Officials in Charge of Cultural Policies of Latin America and the Caribbean and all the 15 issues of the annual Oralidad, Anuario Para el Rescate de la Tradición Oral de América Latina y el Caribe (Oralidad, Annual for the Reclaim of the Oral Traditions in Latin America and the Caribbean), from the very first published in 1988.
The Portal also has a specialized page dedicated to the UNESCO “The Slave Route Project". The page provides also access to the Web version of the multimedia Places of Memory of the Slave Route in the Latin Caribbean, a publication about the 25 Places of Memory of "The Slave Route" identified in Aruba, Cuba, Haiti and Dominican Republic.
http://www.lacult.org

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ArchDaily.com
ArchDaily was founded in March 2008 with the one mission of delivering the most complete information to architects around the world; every week, every day, every hour, every moment: as soon as it is happening. It is the online source of continuous information for a growing community of thousands of architects searching for the latest architectural news: projects, products, events, interviews and competitions among others.
Our editorial staff works in a daily basis with the most prestigious and influential architectural practices around the world in order deliver specific and valuable content to a premium readership of architects, designers, consumers and influencers. In one year ArchDaily has quickly established itself as one of the leading architectural websites in the world due to our editorial staff’s meticulous understanding of what the audience is really looking for: the best architecture around the world, as soon as possible.
http://www.archdaily.com/

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Artdaily.org
This newspaper is the reason for fighting daily to communicate to those that are in the art world or that enjoy it.
http://www.artdaily.org

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Our Place - The World Heritage Collection
There are currently 911 special places around the world that have been awarded prestigious World Heritage status by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. They are some of the planet's most unique and significant locations and are places of both Natural and Cultural importance. OUR PLACE is photographically documenting these sites for posterity.
http://ourplaceworldheritage.com/

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Europa Nostra
Europa Nostra represents some 250 non-governmental organisations, 150 associate organisations and 1500 individual members from more than 50 countries who are fully committed to safeguarding Europe’s cultural heritage and landscapes. Together, we provide a powerful network for dialogue and debate, we celebrate the best heritage achievements; we campaign against threats to vulnerable heritage buildings, sites and landscapes, and we lobby for sustainable policies and high quality standards with regard to heritage.
http://www.europanostra.org

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Thot Cursus - Le monde de la formation à distance
Thot Cursus, entreprise privée indépendante, existe depuis 1996.
Nous opérons un site dédié à la promotion de la formation à distance francophone et de l'utilisation des outils numériques pour l'éducation et la formation.
http://www.cursus.edu

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Mission Val de Loire
Created in March 2002 by the regional councils of Centre and Pays de la Loire, the Mission Val de Loire is the operational body for the management system of the World Heritage site. It is a cross-regional organisation, which is chaired by each region in turn for a 3-year period. The Joint Committee responsible for monitoring its activities, made up of regional elected representatives, meets between three and five times a year. The Mission is financed by the two founder regions of the organisation in the following proportions: 2/3 by Centre and 1/3 by Pays de la Loire. The national government contributes to the financing of research and other projects carried out under the heritage section of the Plan Loire Grandeur Nature.
http://loirevalley-worldheritage.org

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World Heritage Fund (GHF)
GHF’s mission is to save the earth’s most significant and endangered cultural heritage sites in developing countries and regions through scientific excellence and community development.
http://globalheritagefund.org

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Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
Throughout its history, the Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew has made important contributions to increasing the understanding of the plant kingdom with many benefits for mankind.
Today it is still first and foremost a scientific institution. With its collections of living and preserved plants, of plant products and botanical information, it forms an encyclopaedia of knowledge about the plant kingdom.
http://www.kew.org/

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American Association for the Advancement of Science - Sciencemag.org
Founded in 1880 on $10,000 of seed money from the American inventor Thomas Edison, Science has grown to become the world's leading outlet for scientific news, commentary, and cutting-edge research, with the largest paid circulation of any peer-reviewed general-science journal. Through its print and online incarnations, Science reaches an estimated worldwide readership of more than one million. In content, too, the journal is truly international in scope; some 35 to 40 percent of the corresponding authors on its papers are based outside the United States. Its articles consistently rank among world's most cited research.
http://www.sciencemag.org

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Edinburgh World Heritage
Edinburgh World Heritage is a charity funded by the City of Edinburgh Council and Historic Scotland, with the role of protecting, conserving and promoting the World Heritage Site.
Edinburgh World Heritage was created in 1999 by a merger of the Old Town Renewal Trust and the New Town Conservation Committee. The organisation is a charitable company limited by guarantee.
http://www.ewht.org.uk/

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Le Réseau des Grands Sites de France
Créé en Novembre 2000, le Réseau des Grands Sites de France est une association loi 1901 qui regroupe les organismes locaux chargés de la gestion des Grands Sites. Le Réseau est un lieu très vivant de partage d’expérience concrète et d’échange de savoir-faire entre sites. Il associe des sites qui se sont déjà vus décerner la marque officielle “Grand Site de France”® et des sites moins avancés, qui sont encore dans des phases d’étude ou de travaux de réhabilitation. Les sites ont tous en commun d’être à la recherche de fonctionnements novateurs, permettant d’assurer un accueil de qualité tout en respectant l’esprit des lieux, et de générer un impact positif sur le tissu social et économique environnant. Le Réseau participe aussi à la réflexion nationale et internationale sur le devenir de ces hauts-lieux patrimoniaux, confrontés au défi de leur préservation à long terme dans le contexte d’une pression touristique croissante. Le Réseau des Grands Sites de France est membre du Conseil International des Monuments et des Sites - ICOMOS.
http://www.grandsitedefrance.com/

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Australian Goverment - Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities
The Australian Government Department of Sustainability, Environment, Water, Population and Communities develops and implements national policy, programs and legislation to protect and conserve Australia's environment and heritage.
http://www.environment.gov.au/

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ARTS INVESTMENT NEWS FUNDING | April 2014 (Cambridge University, UK)
The Arts Investment Forum is an independent knowledge-resource and global meeting space for donors and cultural stakeholders committed to investing human, material and financial resources in arts and culture to drive development. Its goal is to lead positive change in and through arts, culture and creativity by facilitating and stimulating informed, strategic actions that maximize the potential of the arts and culture sectors to support and drive human and socio-economic development...
http://www.artsinvestmentforum.org/arts-investment-news

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Via@, International Journal, Multilingual and Interdisciplinary
In the research field of approaches to tourism, the originality of this new journal is the result of four fundamental choices:

- The choice of interdisciplinarity and multilingualism
- The choice to think about tourism as both an intercultural object and a means to access the central dimension of interculturality in the context of globalization
- The choice of using the possibilities of the electronic format of Via@ in several ways
- The choice of a journal that is both free and representative of a new system, open, collaborative, and transparent, escaping the logic of the market, as well as divisions of schools of thought or narrow specializations
http://www.viatourismreview.net/
E-mail : redaction@viatourismreview.net

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The Inclusive Museum
The International Institute of the Museum aims to provide an online resource to aggregate content from organisations actively engaged in answering this question: how can the institution of the museum become more inclusive?
http://inclusivemuseum.org/
E-mail: director@inclusivemuseum.org

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WH Volunteers
World Heritage Volunteers
Heritage workcamps gather young volunteers from different countries during a given period of time to live and work together with the local population towards a common goal: WH preservation.
The protection of heritage allows volunteers involved in the project to reflect about issues related to preservation, the symbolism of the sites where they work and the way it is embedded in local traditions. Working on a concrete site and reflecting about its past, present and future function allows keeping traditions alive and re-creating lost links.
http://www.whvolunteers.org/
E-mail: secretariat@ccivs.org

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Division of Archaeology at the University of Cambridge
Heritage at the University of Cambridge (Department of Archaeology) Heritage courses and teaching at Cambridge are based in The Department of Archaeology, which provides an outstanding environment for research and undergraduate and graduate teaching in archaeological heritage. Researchers are comprised of faculty, Post-doctoral Research Fellows, PhD students, and Masters students who meet regularly through a network of seminars and projects. The Cambridge Heritage Research Group hosts weekly seminars and discussion panels during the academic year. In addition, we hold an annual heritage conference. The group also produces a heritage bulletin with information about conferences, publications and posts.

http://www.arch.cam.ac.uk/heritage
E-mail: Gilly Carr (gcc20@cam.ac.uk), Britt Baillie (bab30@cam.ac.uk) or Liz Cohen (esc35@cam.ac.uk).

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SEDPYM
Spanish Society for the Defense of the Geological and Mining Heritage Its aim is to promote, spread and coordinate the activities oriented towards the study, inventorying, protection, conservation and restoration of the Geological and Mining-Metallurgic Heritage. In order to achieve such aims the following activities fall within its range:

  • The organization of scientific meetings at a national and international level.
  • The periodical publication of knowledge spreading activities from the associate members. It also includes any particular study related to the aims of the Society.
  • The organization of visits to museums, mining sites, installations, sites and other places of interest from a heritage point of view both Spanish and foreign.
  • The carrying out of any scientific, cultural or social activity aimed at the conservation of the Geological and Mining-Metallurgic Heritage.
  • The collaboration with other societies and national or foreign entities.

The Society is not exclusively limited to the national Spanish territory, but it also has an international projection, both in Europe and in the USA.
http://www.sedpgym.es
E-mail: secretaria@sedpgym.es

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NET-HERITAGE - HERITAGE PORTAL
The existing national cultural heritage programmes, which NET-HERITAGE is building upon, indicate that this field is prepared for a European cultural heritage research network. The ultimate aim is to strengthen the foundation of scientific and technological research as it applies to the protection of cultural heritage in Europe. NET-HERITAGE will encourage a gradual unfolding and penetrating of cooperation among stakeholders.
http://www.heritageportal.eu
E-mail: L.Stoakes@ahrc.ac.uk

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Getty Conservation Institute
The Getty Conservation Institute works internationally to advance conservation practice in the visual arts—broadly interpreted to include objects, collections, architecture, and sites. The Institute serves the conservation community through scientific research, education and training, model field projects, and the dissemination of the results of both its own work and the work of others in the field.
In all its endeavors, the GCI focuses on the creation and delivery of knowledge that will benefit the professionals and organizations responsible for the conservation of the world's cultural heritage.
http://www.getty.edu/conservation/
E-mail: gciweb@getty.edu

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R.U.R.A.L.I.A.
Associazione italiana per il recupero unitario delle realtà agricole e dei luoghi
http://www.ruralia.org
E-mail: ruralia@unimi.it

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Climate Frontlines
A global forum for indigenous peoples, small islands and vulnerable communities. The goals of the Frontlines forum are to:

  • Draw international attention to the knowledge and experiences of indigenous communities and peoples living in small islands, the Arctic and other vulnerable environments;
  • Seek community-level observations on climate change impacts, as well as local efforts to cope with and adapt to these changes;
  • Provide an opportunity for communities to voice their observations, experiences and concerns, and to share and exchange them with other communities;
  • Build up a global database of local observations, experiences, practices and coping strategies;
  • Support community-based research and educational activities related to climate change;
  • Heighten the profile and impact of indigenous peoples and their knowledge in international climate change debates.

http://www.climatefrontlines.org/
E-mail: peoples@climatefrontlines.org

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Museodata
La Fundación Museodata es una entidad sin ánimo de lucro, de carácter privado, legalmente constituida y domiciliada en Bogotá, Colombia. Su objetivo principal es apoyar la labor de personas e instituciones relacionadas con Museología, Patrimonio Cultural, Conservación y Restauración, a nivel nacional e internacional.
Uno de los servicios de Museodata es este portal Web, en el que se divulgan gratuitamente recursos y noticias de Museos, Patrimonio Cultural, Conservación y Restauración.
http://www.museodata.com
E-mail: contacto@museodata.com

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ILAM Foundation
Organización no-gubernamental, sin fines de lucro, cuya misión es brindar a través de la investigación, comunicación, capacitación y asesoría, un apoyo concreto a las instituciones patrimoniales de América Latina y el Caribe, posibilitando que estas sean agentes de cambio y desarrollo de las comunidades a quienes sirven.
http://www.ilam.org/
E-mail: ilam@ilam.org

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Art Nouveau Network
Research, conservation, and proper exposure are the key objectives of the ambitious programme which the Réseau Art Nouveau Network has set itself for the coming years. Enterprise and commitment are the Network's chief hallmarks; as well as championing a rigorously scientific approach, it aims to keep professionals informed and to make the general public aware of the cultural significance and European dimension of this heritage on our very own doorstep.
http://www.artnouveau-net.eu/
E-mail: e.horth(a)artnouveau-net.eu

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NWHF
The Nordic World Heritage Foundation (NWHF) is a category II centre, working under the auspices of UNESCO, supporting the implementation of the World Heritage Convention (1972) for the Protection of Cultural and Natural Heritage in cooperation with the World Heritage Centre of UNESCO.
http://www.nwhf.no
E-mail: nwhf@nwhf.no

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WHITR-AP
World Heritage Institute of Training and Research-Asia and Pacific (shanghai)
http://www.whitr-ap.org/
E-mail: whapshanghai@gmail.com

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CITES
Convention on International Trade in Endangered Species of Wild Fauna and Flora
http://www.cites.org/
E-mail: info@cites.org

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CDB
Convention on Biological Diversity
The Vision: “By 2050, biodiversity is valued, conserved, restored and wisely used, maintaining ecosystem services, sustaining a healthy planet and delivering benefits essential for all people.”
The Strategic Plan is comprised of a shared vision, a mission, strategic goals and 20 ambitious yet achievable targets, collectively known as the Aichi Targets. The Strategic Plan serves as a flexible framework for the establishment of national and regional targets and it promotes the coherent and effective implementation of the three objectives of the Convention on Biological Diversity.
http://www.cbd.int/
E-mail: secretariat@cbd.int

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ICHCAP
Intangible Cultural Heritage Centre for Asia and the Pacific
http://www.ichcap.org/
E-mail: ichcap@ichcap.org

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RMEI
Mediterranean Network for Engineering Schools and Technical Universities
Network for increase of mobility.
Objetives: to improve the knowledge in the different Mediterranean cultures, and mainly regarding engineers; to favor and to increase the mobility of RMEI's teachers and students; to favore the obtaining of interships in the Mediterranean countries and to validate the mobilities.
Pilot of group: Léo VINCENT / RMEI - leo.vincent@rmei.info
http://rmei.info/

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IFLA
The International Federation of Library Associations and Institutions (IFLA) is the leading international body representing the interests of library and information services and their users. It is the global voice of the library and information profession.
http://www.ifla.org/
E-mail: ifla@ifla.org

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Mava Foundation
The mission of the Foundation is to contribute to maintaining terrestrial and aquatic ecosystems, both qualitatively and quantitatively, with a view to preserving their biodiversity. To this end, it promotes scientific research, training and integrated management practices whose effectiveness has been proved, while securing a future for local populations in cultural, economic and ecological terms.
http://www.mava-foundation.org/index.html
E-mail: info@fondationmava.org

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World Heritage Memory Net (WHMNet)
World Heritage Memory Net (WHMNet) a partnership project with UNESCO World Heritage Centre, is a model global digital library of cultural heritage collections related to the current 911 World Heritage Sites of 151 countries inscribed by the UNESCO World Heritage Committee. This fast, efficient, cutting-edge, online knowledge base provides universal access to multilingual, multimedia and multiformat web-based resources using traditional, geographical, temporal, and content-based image search methods. It includes more than 40,000 images, 27 video tours, many more video and textual documentaries, and 3D videos. Detailed descriptive information is presented in multilingual format in at least 6 UNESCO official languages and up to 97 additional languages when available.
http://www.whmnet.org
E-mail: ccc@globalcc.org, chen@simmons.edu

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ARCHITECTURE & DEVELOPMENT
Association of international solidarity
http://www.archidev.org/
E-mail: archidev@archidev.org

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RehabiMed Association
The main objective of the Association is to promote the sustainable rehabilitation of the building stock and the social and economic revitalisation of historic centres, both in Europe and in the developing Mediterranean countries.
To achieve this goal, RehabiMed will : impulse research and training of experts in rehabilitation, disseminate a multidisciplinary working methodology, increase the management capacity of local and national governments, contribute to improving the living conditions of the population and boost the awareness on the preservation of heritage as a factor of sustainable development.
http://www.rehabimed.net
E-mail: aqaba@aqababcn.net

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websiteAsociación Restauradores Sin Fronteras (A-RSF)
Restorers' group aware of the heritage less protected.
http://www.a-rsf.org/
E-mail: info@a-rsf.org

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Associazione "Filippo di Ser Brunellescho"
L'associazione è nata per la realizzazione del modello della Cupola di Santa Maria del Fiore nel 1986. Da quella data è operativa l'unità di ricerca "Tecnologie Strutturali Antiche". Questa unità, formata da professionisti specializzati in vari campi e da studenti di architettura, ha come finalità la salvaguardia del patrimonio monumentale minore, svolgendo campagne di studi condotte in volontariato.
http://www.filippodiserbrunellesco.org/
Courriel: arkmricci@tiscali.it

Conferenza: “La Cupola di Brunelleschi”
http:/www.lacupoladibrunelleschi.co

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Berkeley Prize Endowment
Premio Berkeley para estudiantes universitarios
Excelencia en Diseño Arquitectónico
http://www.berkeleyprize.org/
E-mail: info@berkeleyprize.org

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Asian Academy webThe Asian Academy for Heritage Management
Is a Network of institutions throughout Asia and the Pacific
http://www.unescobkk.org/culture/asian-academy/
E-mail: asian-academy@unescobkk.org

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Observatorio para la Investigación en Conservación
El Observatorio es una de las líneas de actuación del Plan Nacional de Investigación en Conservación (PNIC) del Ministerio de Cultura de España, cuyos principales objetivos son fomentar la participación conjunta de investigadores en proyectos de los planes nacionales y europeos y promover la transferencia de conocimientos y resultados de investigación entre instituciones, investigadores, empresas y sociedad.
Para ello el Observatorio pone a disposición de la comunidad científica y los profesionales de la conservación información puntual sobre convocatorias, una base de datos de líneas de investigación y oferta tecnológica, enlaces a diferentes recursos para la investigación y un servicio de atención y apoyo personalizado.
http://www.investigacionenconservacion.es
E-mail: info@investigacionenconservacion.es

 
 
 

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