IDMS 2017 Conference: Redefining Cultural Tourism in the Philippines 29 April 2017 (Saturday) | 8:30AM-5:30PM (Manila City, Philippines)
In celebration of the 2017 International Day for Monuments and Sites, with the theme: “Cultural Heritage & Sustainable Tourism“, the International Council on Monuments and Sites Philippines will be holding a one-day conference entitled “Redefining Cultural Tourism in the Philippines: Our Stories and Best Practices in the Regions” on April 29 (Saturday), from 8:30AM-5:30PM, at the National Commission for Culture and the Arts Auditorium, Gen. Luna St., Intramuros, Manila City.
The event features experts who will talk about the following:
Kara Garilao, “The Role of the Narrative in Local Heritage Tourism“
Chen Mencias, “How Much is Paradise? Batanes and Its Economic Benefits through Heritage Conservation“
Tracey Santiago and Mapee Singson, “Saving Sagada: Realities and Recommendations“
Dominic Galicia and Tina Paterno, “Beginning Sustainable Tourism Efforts in Quiapo and Escolta“
Augusto Villalon, “Cultural Tourism Projects in Bohol Using Heritage Resources for Tourism“
Richard Daenos, “Elevating Angeles City as UNESCO Creative City for Gastronomy“
Charisse Tugade, “Consuming Culture: Authenticity and Responsibility in Heritage-Based Tourist Merchandise“
Ivan Henares, “Social Media Marketing of Cultural Tourism“
Early bird registration is at PHP 1,000 until April 24. On-site registration fee will be PHP 1,200 (PHP 700 for students) inclusive of copies of the abstracts of the presentations and lunch.
For inquiries on the event, kindly contact Ms. Dominique Candi H. Escover at (046) 423 3741 / 0906 973 2310 or via email at email@example.com.
“Managing Disaster Risks for Cultural Heritage and Building Resilience” by Dr. Rohit Jigyasu 28 April 2017 (Friday) | 2PM (Manila City, Philippines)
Bakas Pilipinas and ICOMOS Philippines invite you to a talk by Dr. Rohit Jigyasu, ICOMOS India member and conservation architect and risk management consultant, entitled “Managing Disaster Risks for Cultural Heritage and Building Resilience” on April 28 (Friday), 2PM, at the Mapua Institute of Technology Seminar Room, Muralla St., Intramuros, Manila City.
The event is open to everyone and is FREE ADMISSION.
For inquiries, kindly contact Ms. Nica Escovar at 0906 9732310 or via email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
ICOMOS Talks: UNESCO World Heritage – Perspectives from the Field 8 August 2016 (Monday) | 1PM (Manila City, Philippines)
ICOMOS is one of the key advisory bodies to the UNESCO World Heritage Convention and members of the organisation are dedicated to the stewardship of the world’s significant monuments and sites, and the dissemination of pertinent knowledge.
For this year’s World Heritage Committee meeting held in Istanbul, Turkey, ICOMOS Philippines supported the UNESCO National Commission of the Philippines for evaluating various World Heritage nominations and reviewing the states of conservation reports. The Philippines is one of the members of World Heritage Committee from 2013 to 2017.
International conservation practitioners Augusto Villalon, Bojer Capati, Gabriel Caballero, Eric Zerrudo, and Michael Manalo will discuss triumphs, challenges, and guidelines that could better Philippine heritage policy and management.
Augusto Villalon, “The Benefits of the World Heritage Convention to Sites, People and Culture”
Gabriel Caballero, “Unraveling World Heritage: Breaking Down the Concept of Outstanding Universal Value”
Michael Manalo, “Damming It Up: Recent Case Studies in World Heritage and their Philippine Parallels“
Eric Zerrudo, “The Concept of Sustainability in Philippine World Heritage Sites“
The event will be on August 8 (Monday), 1PM, at the National Museum of Fine Arts Auditorium, P. Burgos Drive, Manila City.
Registration fee for ICOMOS Members, as well for students and faculty with valid school ID, is PHP 200. For others and the general public, registration fee is PHP 400. To reserve seats, email email@example.com.
The image on the poster is of Alhambra in Granada, Spain, inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in 1984.
ICOMOS Talks: Inside Out – Methods and Case Studies for the Retrieval of Architectural Interiors 16 July 2016 (Saturday) | 9AM-12NN (Makati City, Philippines)
Experts will discuss interior design and architectural conservation, within the context of the magisterial exhibit, “Filipinos in the Gilded Age” featuring masterpieces by Juan Luna, Felix Resurreccion Hidalgo, and Rafael Enriquez.
The event will be on July 16 (Saturday), from 9AM-12NN, at the Leon Gallery, Corinthian Plaza, Paseo de Roxas corner Gamboa St., Legazpi Village, Makati City.
Registration fee for ICOMOS Philippines Members and HCS Members is PHP 150. For non-members, registration fee is PHP 250. Registration is inclusive of snacks.
Mr. Bojer Capati talks about cultural landscapes, specifically an indigenous cultural landscape in Mindoro island, the Mts. Iglit-Baco National Park. The lecture touches on the Mangyan-Tamaraw shared space, and the challenges to safeguard a unique mountain grassland landscape.
For the third part of the ICOMOS Philippines 50th Anniversary presentation we have Mssr. Richard Thomas, a French national living in Tacloban. He is a civil engineer by training but he is a lighting specialist by profession. His company specializes in architectural lighting design and landscape lighting.
In this segment of ICOMOS Philppines’ celebration of 50 years of ICOMOS, Architect Augusto Villalon breaks down the membership composition of ICOMOS which covers a wide range of professions and relates the humble beginnings of ICOMOS and ICOMOS Philippines and its place in the field of world heritage.
Members and friends of ICOMOS Philippines celebrated ICOMOS’ 50th year at the Calvo Building in historic Escolta, Manila last April 18, 2015 during the International Day of Monuments and Sites (IDMS).
Of the members of ICOMOS, Architect Dominic Galicia, ICOMOS Philippines’ newly elected president, has this to say, “Although many are architects, archaeologists, engineers, archivists, and museum administrators, there are also lawyers, writers, tourism professionals, cultural networkers, and photographers. They are all united by their experience and expertise in whatever field they are in, and the impact they have had on conservation and culture. They are also all united by collegiality and respect for the opinion of the other, even if it may vary from yours. The opinions may differ, but the dialogue abides.”