Progressing With Heritage

Public Forums & Workshops (March – May 2011)

With George Town’s listing as a World Heritage Site, heritage now plays an important role in the future of Penang. It is timely for Penang to accelerate its learning curve in the field of heritage management and equip itself for the conservation and sustainable development of its heritage resources.

Eight Australian heritage specialists will be invited to speak on the different aspects of heritage management.

Public Forums & Workshops
The public forums are a 1-day affair (on Saturdays) consisting of public lectures in the morning and a lively forum in the afternoon. This is followed by 2 days of workshops (on Sunday and Monday)

While the public forums aim to raise the general level of interest and awareness in conservation issues, the follow-up workshops are designed as a platform for brainstorming and sharing between stakeholders and specialists.

Who should attend?
–        Property owners, trustees and stakeholders
–        Planners, architects, engineers, surveyors, developers, project managers, lawyers,   real estate professionals
–        Heritage conservationists, curators, tourism managers, cultural interpreters etc.
–        Policy makers, legislators, grant managers, government administrators,   implementors and enforcers
–        Human resource training institutions, university educators and students
–        General public

Venue for Forum : Level 5, Auditorium F, KOMTAR

Venue for Workshops: To be informed

Time: 9:00am– 5:00pm

Management of Heritage Assets
1.  Preparing Heritage Management Plans and
Conservation Management Plans for buildings, sites and living streets
Forum : Sat, 5 March 2011
Workshop: Sun & Mon, 6 & 7 March 2011

Design in the Context of Heritage
1.  Compatible adaptation / new design
2.  Heritage Cultural Impact Assessment
Forum: Sat, 26 March 2011
Workshop: Sun & Mon, 27 & 28 March 2011

Cultural Tourism and Presentation of Heritage
1.   Heritage Interpretation
2.   Cultural tourism -merits and impacts
Forum: Sat, 23 April 2011
Workshop: Sun & Mon, 24 & 25 April 2011

Capacity Building in Heritage Asset Management
1.  Managing your heritage building
2.  Skills development
Forum: Sat, 27 May 2011
Workshop: Sun & Mon, 28 & 29 May 2011

This series of forums and workshops are organized by George Town World Heritage Incorporated in collaboration with AusHeritage and Penang Heritage Trust and supported by the Penang State Government, Majlis Perbandaran Pulau Pinang, Penang Global Tourism and Pertubuhan Akitek Malaysia.

For more information, kindly log on to George Town World Heritage Incorporated www.gtwhi.com.my

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