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.

Registrations are open

The 3-day forum registration fee is $135 AUD (approximately $100 USD depending on the day of transaction). This includes attendance at the forum, the forum program and site visit information, three lunches, morning and afternoon tea, and visits to the Church sites on the island of Bohol.

Register Now

This link will take you to the University of Melbourne e-cart and click on the 'Natural disasters and cultural heritage in the Philippines: knowledge sharing, decision making and conservation forum', add the quantity of registrations, progress to check out where your personal information and payment details with a credit card will be required.  An electronic receipt will be sent by email upon payment.

More information

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

Email: Dr Nicole Tse
Email: Dr Ana Labrador

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Dr Nicole Tse