Call for Participation: Natural disasters and cultural heritage in the Philippines: Knowledge sharing, decision making and conservation

Tuesday 4 April to Thursday 6 April 2017
Tagbilaran City and Towns on the island of Bohol, the Philippines

This event aims to expand people to people linkages among a diverse range of skills, capabilities and experiences of cultural heritage recovery and disaster management. The forum will be led by community knowledge holders and cultural heritage practitioners to share their recent experiences from the natural disasters and cultural heritage recovery projects in the Philippines.

In 2017 the 'Natural disasters and cultural heritage in the Philippines: Knowledge sharing, decision making and conservation' will draw upon the expertise of the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP), Southeast Asian Ministers of Education Organization Regional Centre for Archaeology and Fine Arts (SEAMEO SPAFA), community knowledge holders together with the Grimwade Centre for Cultural Materials Conservation, The University of Melbourne under the auspices of the 5th APTCCARN Meeting (Asia Pacific Tropical Climate Conservation Art Research Network).

The forum invites heritage professionals to discuss cultural heritage disaster recovery and decision making in community. It will comprise of a 3-day intensive forum which will include study visits, sharing sessions, group activities and practical workshops and presentations.

Presentation submissions

The organising committee now welcomes submissions (maximum 250 words) for 10 minute presentations on the above themes. Contributions will be submitted as fully written papers to be published as a peer reviewed publication in 2018. All intending presenters are required to:

More information

More information can be found on the 5th APTCCARN Forum website or 

Email: Dr Nicole Tse
Email: Dr Ana Labrador

More Information

Dr Nicole Tse

T: nicoleat@unimelb.edu.au