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UNESCO Chair Programme on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE (ITC) on DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT of CULTURAL HERITAGE 2019 from 9th September to 30th September 2019, at Kyoto and Hyogo, Japan

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Organized by Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University
In cooperation with UNESCO, ICCROM and its regional office in Sharjah, ICOM & ICOMOS/ICORP

Financially supported by (FY 2019) Official Development Assistance for UNESCO Activities, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science and Technology (MEXT), Japan

Sponsored by NOHMI BOSAI LTD.


ITC 2019, the 14th year

The UNESCO Chair Programmed on Cultural Heritage and Risk Management - 14th INTERNATIONAL TRAINING COURSE (ITC) on DISASTER RISK MANAGEMENT of CULTURAL HERITAGE 2019 was successfully held for 3weeks from 9th September to 30th September 2019 with 12 participants from Argentina, Armenia, Bangladesh, Ecuador, Egypt, Iran, South Africa, Uganda and Italy who were selected through rigorous selection process out of 280 applicants from all over the world. 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.

The training course is organized in cooperation with the UNESCO, ICCROM and its regional office in Sharjah, 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

A Field Work for Risk Assessment<br>in Ponto-cho, Kyoto
A Field Work for Risk Assessment
in Ponto-cho, Kyoto
A Site Visit to a Traditional Japanese<br>Townhouse at Ponto-cho, Kyoto
A Site Visit to a Traditional Japanese
Townhouse at Ponto-cho, Kyoto
A Group Photo at Meiji Kotokan Hall<br>at Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto
A Group Photo at Meiji Kotokan Hall
at Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto
A Lecture of DRM System<br>in Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto
A Lecture of DRM System
in Kyoto National Museum, Kyoto
An Exercise of Risk Assessment for<br>collections at Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Kyoto
An Exercise of Risk Assessment for
collections at Kyoto Museum for World Peace, Kyoto
Salvage Excercise<!--<br>Cultural Heritage-->
Salvage Excercise
A Site Visit to Takeda Castle Ruins, Hyogo
A Site Visit to Takeda Castle Ruins, Hyogo
A Site Lecture at Sawanotsuru Museum, Hyogo
A Site Lecture at Sawanotsuru Museum, Hyogo
A Site Visit to Disaster Reduction<br>and Human Renovation Institute in Kobe, Hyogo
A Site Visit to Disaster Reduction
and Human Renovation Institute in Kobe, Hyogo
A Site Visit to Kiyomizu-dera<br>World Heritage Site, Kyoto
A Site Visit to Kiyomizu-dera
World Heritage Site, Kyoto
A Lecture of Environmental Water Supply<br>System in Kiyomizu Area, Kyoto
A Lecture of Environmental Water Supply
System in Kiyomizu Area, Kyoto
A Site Visit to a Preservation District in Sannenzaka Area, Kyoto<br>in Sannenzaka Area, Kyoto
A Site Visit to a Preservation District
in Sannenzaka Area, Kyoto
A Site Visit to Kyoto City<br>Disaster Prevention Center, Kyoto
A Site Visit to Kyoto City
Disaster Prevention Center, Kyoto
A Site visit to Higashi Hongan-ji (Temple), Kyoto
A Site visit to Higashi Hongan-ji (Temple), Kyoto
Discussion at Final Presentation
Discussion at Final Presentation
Final Presentation of Case Study Projects
Final Presentation of Case Study Projects
Certification
Certification
A Farewell(group photo)
A Farewell(group photo)