Learning from World Heritage

Lessons in International Preservation & Stewardship of Cultural & Ecological Landscapes of Global Significance

25-27 March 2004
Natchitoches, Louisiana, USA

Schedule

WEDNESDAY, 24 MARCH
[hours to be determined]

Registration at the Church Street Inn

(click on the sketch to learn
more about the Church Street Inn
and see location map)

THURSDAY, 25 MARCH
7:30 – 8:30 am

Registration at the Church Street Inn

Morning Session
8:30 am – 12:30 pm
[break at 10:35 am]

At the Immaculate Conception Church (next door to the Church Street Inn)

I.  Global and national thinking…

about international charters, declarations, philosophical constructs and national guidance for the stewardship of cultural landscapes, heritage areas, protected areas, biosphere reserves, and mixed resources of national and global significance.

Lunch
12:30 pm – 2:00 pm

Picnic buffet lunch at the National Center for Preservation Technology & Training

Afternoon session also held here

Afternoon session
2:00 pm – 5:00 pm
[coffee break at 3:15 pm]

II.  Identification, designation, protection,…

interpretation, management, and financing for inhabited areas rich in cultural and natural resources of national significance.

Reception
5:30 pm – 7:00 pm

At the Natchitoches Service House

Sponsored by the Natchitoches Historic Foundation and the Natchitoches Service League

Dinner on your own at any of the many nearby restaurants

FRIDAY, 26 MARCH
8:30 am – 2:00 pm

Morning tours

Topics (Click here for Tour Descriptions)

Carolyn Dorman Nature Preserve
Natchitoches Historic Landmark District
Grand Ecore and other Civil War Fortifications
Cane River National Historic Park and Heritage Area
Creole Culture and Cooking
NCPTT Workshop:  Monument Conservation & the American Cemetery)
Afternoon session
1:30 pm – 4:30 pm

At the National Center for Preservation Technology & Training

III.  Proven practices and challenges…

in addressing the protection, understanding, enjoyment, and sustainability of cultural landscapes, heritage areas, protected areas, biosphere reserves, and mixed resources of national and global significance.

Reception, tour, & dinner
Leave at 5:00 pm

Cherokee Plantation (libations courtesy of the owners)

Melrose Plantation (tour, wine, & dinner)

Dinner is hosted by the owners, The Association for the Preservation of Historic Natchitoches (click photo at left to learn more about Melrose Plantation)

SATURDAY, 27 MARCH
9:00 am – 12:00 noon
[coffee break at 10:15 am]

At the National Center for Preservation Technology & Training

IV. Preservation of the cultural and natural resources…

and uniqueness of communities in and adjoining heritage areas, biosphere reserves, and cultural landscapes addressing financial, social and cultural investments and benefits to the local inhabitants.

Program

I.  Global and national thinking…

about international charters, declarations, philosophical constructs and national guidance for the stewardship of cultural landscapes, heritage areas, protected areas, biosphere reserves, and mixed resources of national and global significance.

Adrian Phillips
(United Kingdom)    Introductory remarks
Mechtild Rossler
(UNESCO World Heritage Center)    World Heritage: Linking Biological and Cultural Diversity
Jane Lennon
(Australia)    World Heritage Impacts in Australia
Maria Susana Pataro
(Argentina)    Implementation of the World Heritage Convention in Argentina
II.  Identification, designation, protection,…

interpretation, management, and financing for inhabited areas rich in cultural and natural resources of national significance.

Thomas O Caoimh    The Pilgrims’ Path: Promoting Sustainable Development of Walking Routes through Sacred Sites in Ireland
Garry Kessler, Fairchild Ruggles, Amita Sinha, and James Wescaot    Champaner Pavagadh Cultural Sanctuary in Gujarat, India
Ignacio Gómez Arriola
(Mexico)    The Cultural Landscape of the Agave and the Production of Tequila
Salim Elwazani    Identification and Designation for the Iraqi Heriage Areas: The International Hand
III.  Proven practices and challenges…

in addressing the protection, understanding, enjoyment, and sustainability of cultural landscapes, heritage areas, protected areas, biosphere reserves, and mixed resources of national and global significance.

Elery Hamilton-Smith
(IUCN)    Holistic Assessment and Karst in World Heritage
Olwen Beazley    Inspirational Landscapes and World Heritage: Problems of Identification and Management
Feng Han    Cross-cultural Misconceptions: Application of World Heritage Concepts in Scenic and Historic Areas in China
Brian Orland    Reciprocal Benefits of Student Service-Learning in Addressing the Needs of Heritage Landscapes in the Czech Republic
IV. Preservation of the cultural and natural resources…

and uniqueness of communities in and adjoining heritage areas, biosphere reserves, and cultural landscapes addressing financial, social and cultural investments and benefits to the local inhabitants.

Brenda Barrett
(USA)    National Heritage Areas in the United States: Measuring  Success
Augusto Villalon    The Rice Terrace Paddies in the Philippine Cordilleras, a Landscape Living on Borrowed Time
Lynda Bourque Moss    Rebuilding Tribal Lands in Indian Country: So-Kips-Kim, Flat Iron Creek Ranch, Blackfeet Indian Land Conservation Trust
Mary Humstone    The Farmer is a Good Gardner: Lessons from Japan

Invited Rapporteurs

Dinu Bumbaru (Secretary General, ICOMOS)
Susan Turner

Nora Mitchell

Patricia O’Donnell

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