Tangible Risks, Intangible Opportunities: Long-term Risk Preparedness and Responses for Threats to Cultural Heritage

Chabbi, Amel, Jerome, Pamela, Jigyasu, Rohit, Kelley, Stephen J. and Reap, James K. (2014) Tangible Risks, Intangible Opportunities: Long-term Risk Preparedness and Responses for Threats to Cultural Heritage. In: ICOMOS Advisory Committee Scientific Symposium, 31 October 2012, Beijing, China. [Conference or Workshop Item] (In Press)

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Abstract (in English)

Cultural heritage is exposed to numerous disasters resulting from natural hazards, such as earthquakes, floods, and cyclones, and increasingly from human-induced hazards, like arson, armed conflict and civil unrest. The great East Japan Tohuko Earthquake and Tsunami (2011); Thailand Floods (2011); Haiti, Chile and Christchurch earthquakes (2010); and recent civil unrests in Afghanistan, Libya, Egypt, Yemen and Syria have caused serious damage to tangible and intangible attributes of cultural heritage sites ranging from historic buildings, museums, historic settlements, as well as cultural landscapes. Undoubtedly, the frequency and intensity of some disasters has increased recently due to the impact of Global Climate Change, as well as social, economic and political changes. Considering these challenges, the ICOMOS Advisory Committee symposium in Beijing on “Reducing Risks to Cultural Heritage from Natural and Human-Caused Disasters” aimed to assess these risks and formulate policies, strategies and techniques for reducing risks to disasters, responding to emergencies and recovering from disasters. A brief was prepared for the one-day symposium soliciting position papers and case studies on the following five sub-themes: 1. Techniques and strategies for mitigating risks to cultural heritage from natural and human-caused disasters 2. Methodology and tools for undertaking risk-assessment of cultural heritage 3. Protecting cultural heritage in times of conflict and other emergencies 4. Planning for post-disaster recovery of cultural heritage 5. Awareness-raising and capacity building for managing disaster risks to cultural heritage

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Other)
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Chabbi, Amel(ed.)
Jerome, Pamela(ed.)
Jigyasu, Rohit(ed.)
Kelley, Stephen J.(ed.)
Reap, James K.(ed.)
Editors:
EditorsEmail
Chabbi, AmelUNSPECIFIED
Jerome, PamelaUNSPECIFIED
Jigyasu, RohitUNSPECIFIED
Kelley, Stephen J.UNSPECIFIED
Reap, JamesUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: Risk Preparedness; Risk Assessment; Disaster; cultural heritage; Man-made disasters; seismic risks; deterioration; Risk management; Methodology; Armed conflicts; Post-disaster situations; public awareness; Case studies
Subjects: C.ARCHITECTURE > 09. Movable cultural property
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 04. Groups of buildings
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 06. Techniques
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 08. Monitoring
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 10. Education and training
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 25. Heritage documentation
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 33. Mechanical tests
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 42. Qualitative analysis
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 43. Quantitative analysis
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 44. Recording techniques
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 50. Statistical analysis
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 61. Others
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 03. Archaeological sites
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 04. Architectural ensembles
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 05. Collections (movable)
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 11. Historic landscapes
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 22. Rock art
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 27. Vernacular architecture
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 28. World Heritage
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 04. Public awareness
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 04. World Heritage in Danger
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 08. Monitoring
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 05. Traditional craftsmanship
P.GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 01. Americas
P.GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 04. Asia and Pacific islands
P.GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 05. Europe
Number of Pages: 238
Depositing User: ICOMOS Advisory Committee
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2014 15:01
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2014 15:01
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1509

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