Project

UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE (ITC) on DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT of CULTURAL HERITAGE 2018 and the INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM “Working with the Local Communities on Disaster Prevention for Cultural Heritage -the Experiences of the World and the Future of Japan- ” from 29th August to 20th September 2018, at Kyoto, Hirafuku, Takada and Kobe, Japan

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Organized by Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University In cooperation with UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOM & ICOMOS/ICORP


International Symposium hosted by the National Institutes for Cultural Heritage

ITC 2018, the 13th year

The UNESCO Chair Programmed on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management - 13th INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE (ITC) on DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT of CULTURAL HERITAGE 2018 was successfully held for 3weeks from 29 August to 19 September 2018 with 15 participants from Brazil, Bhutan, Zimbabwe, Ethiopia, Mexico, Nepal, Georgia, India, Pakistan, Iran, Belgium, Romania and Italy who were selected through rigorous selection process out of 261 applicants from all over the world. And 3 observers from Korea, Fiji, and Indonesia participated the whole training course. Participants were managers of cultural heritage, disaster risk management experts, decision makers and government officials involved in cultural heritage conservation or disaster management.

Just as last year, this year the ITC focused on theme “Towards Integrated Protection of Immovable and Movable Cultural Heritage from Disasters”. During the course, the trainees have deepened an understanding of not only various aspects of disaster risk management of cultural heritage in Japan, but also the distinctive issues and the previous lessons which involve in the field of cultural heritage conservation and the disaster risk management in the world.All the lectures, site visits, exercises and workshops are performed by the worldwide experts.

This year also Ritsumeikan University cooperated with the Japanese experts. So, the trainees could learn a study of risk management for both immovable and movable cultural heritage from last disasters in Japan and comprehensive countermeasures and approaches. As the details of the course, the trainees learned the disaster risk management of cultural heritage from the various kind of disasters, and the emergency response for movable cultural heritage through the lectures in the institute, the practical exercises in the Kyoto National Museum, and site visits on the temples and the Ponto-cho district in Kyoto. In addition, they learned about the flood disaster occurred in the Hirafuku, Sayo-cho and Takeda, Asago-shi and also a long-term recovery process in Kobe area from the Great Hanshin-Awaji (Kobe) Earthquake in 1995.

After this training course, the International Symposium“Working with the Local Communities on Disaster Prevention for Cultural Heritage -the Experiences of the World and the Future of Japan- (holding by National Institutes for Cultural Heritage)” was held and approximately 65 international experts and audiences were participated. It could discuss potential roles of disaster risk management for cultural heritage from the global perspective, based on the experience and acknowledges which have been obtained from the past disasters. Two representative trainees made presentation through the symposium, and the presentations were developing their relevant efforts to the disaster risk management for cultural heritage in their countries. We strongly expect their activities in the future.

The training course is organized in cooperation with the UNESCO, ICCROM, ICOM, ICOMOS/ICORP and relevant institutions of the government of Japan. We will continue this outreach activities and dissemination of our research outcomes to the international society.

Course Pictures

Field work for Risk Assessment <br>(Ponto-cho)
Field work for Risk Assessment
(Ponto-cho)
 Workshop for Emergency Response<br> and Discussion (Ponto-cho)
Workshop for Emergency Response
and Discussion (Ponto-cho)
Lecture of Disaster Risk Management <br>for Cultural Heritage (R-DMUCH)
Lecture of Disaster Risk Management
for Cultural Heritage (R-DMUCH)
Site visit of Cultural Heritage <br>(Ninna-ji)
Site visit of Cultural Heritage
(Ninna-ji)
Fire Fighting Equipment (Ninga-ji)
Fire Fighting Equipment (Ninga-ji)
  Training Program – Typhoon Simulation <br>(Kyoto City Disaster Prevention Center)
Training Program – Typhoon Simulation
(Kyoto City Disaster Prevention Center)
Lecture of Environmental Water Supply <br>System (Kiyomizu Area)
Lecture of Environmental Water Supply
System (Kiyomizu Area)
Site visit of Kiyomizu-dera <br>World Heritage site
Site visit of Kiyomizu-dera
World Heritage site
Site visit of Preservation District <br>(Sannenzaka Area)
Site visit of Preservation District
(Sannenzaka Area)
Lecture of Flood Disaster and Planning <br>of Disaster Prevention (Sayo-cho, Hirafuku)
Lecture of Flood Disaster and Planning
of Disaster Prevention (Sayo-cho, Hirafuku)
Site visit of the district damaged <br>by typhoon (Sayo-cho, Hirafuku)
Site visit of the district damaged
by typhoon (Sayo-cho, Hirafuku)
  Lecture of Planning of Recovery<br> Process (Asago-shi)
Lecture of Planning of Recovery
Process (Asago-shi)
Takeda Castle
Takeda Castle
 Final Presentation and Discussion
Final Presentation and Discussion
Farewell and Certification
Farewell and Certification
 International Symposium (group photo)
International Symposium (group photo)