Heritage & Conservation Collaborations

5th APTCCARN Meeting: Bohol Forum (4-6 April 2017)

Program Category: Conservation in the Tropics

Type/Category: Forum / Collaboration

Date/Duration: 4 – 6 April 2017

Venue: Tagbilaran City and towns on the island of Bohol, Philippines


  • National Museum of the Philippines
  • Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials  Conservation, University of Melbourne, Australia
  • Australia-ASEAN Council

This forum invites other heritage professionals to discuss cultural heritage disaster recovery and decision making in community. Presentations may discuss the dynamics of change, the environment and it is unpredictable nature. With a primary focus on movable cultural heritage, presentations will include active participation and learning for Southeast Asian participants working in the field of cultural heritage and education nominated by SEAMEO SPAFA, as well as local and international heritage professionals, interested individuals and most importantly the Parish communities.

This event aims to expand people to people linkages among a diverse range of skills, capabilities and experiences of cultural heritage recovery and disaster management. The forum will be led by community knowledge holders and cultural heritage practitioners to share their recent experiences from the natural disasters and cultural heritage recovery projects in the Philippines.

In 2017 the forum will draw upon the expertise of the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP), Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA), community knowledge holders together with the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation under the auspices of the 5th APTCCARN Meeting.

The themes for the 5th APTCCARN Forum are:

  • Cultural heritage disaster recovery in community
  • The dynamics of change
  • Cultural heritage salvage, rehabilitation, revitalisation and management
  • Environmental parameters in Southeast Asia and disaster response
  • Recent experiences and sharing sessions

The forum will comprise of a 3- day intensive forum which will include study visits, sharing sessions, group activities and practical workshops and presentations.

The organising committee now welcomes submissions (maximum 250 words) for 10 minute presentations on the above themes. Contributions will be submitted as fully written papers to be published as a peer reviewed publication in 2018.

All intending presenters are required to:

  • Download and complete a proposal form (Please go to APTCCARN website link above).
  • Submit a completed proposal by 10 February 2017 via email to APTCCARN: aptccarn-enquiry@unimelb.edu.au
  • Further enquiries: Dr Nicole Tse (nicoleat@unimelb.edu.au); Dr Ana Labrador (amtlabrador@gmail.com)
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