Organizer: United Nations Global Colloquium of University Presidents
Place: New Haven (CT)
Dates: 12-13 April 2016
Presentation: Our cultural heritage is the essential record of human existence. It is preserved in museums and collections, libraries and archives, places of worship, architectural and archaeological sites, monuments, entire cities and landscapes, and in all of us. It is woven into the fabric of our day-to-day lives, manifested in our diversity, language, performance, traditions, and other, often intangible, representations of our existence.
The field of cultural heritage is a vast and multifaceted one, and topics will include (among others) response and prevention to natural or man-made disasters, sustainable conservation in the time of climate change and green museum debate, conservation education and training, cultural heritage computing and access, illicit traffic, forgeries, and the legal and economic sides of preservation with respect to diverse global perspectives.