2nd UNESCO – ICCROM Asian Academy for Heritage Management Conference, 1-3 December 2009
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Hosted in the World Heritage city of Macao, the AAHM2009 conference will explore the challenges and opportunities of achieving meaningful and sustainable approaches to cultural tourism in historic urban areas. The conference will examine the relationship between the conservation and management of urban heritage and the development of cultural tourism. To better understand this relationship, we welcome contributions that:

  • Analyze how conservation and tourism management relate to community development,
  • Suggest how to revise the existing frameworks, theories and methodologies related to conserving and managing urban heritage, and
  • Offer methods to develop new perspectives and approaches related to cultural tourism. 


We encourage submission of papers that analyze best practice examples and case studies associated with one of the following conference themes from historic urban areas - including, but not limited to, UNESCO World Heritage Cities in Asia and beyond.

Conference Themes

The conference will be structured around the following four sub-themes within the contexts of historic urban areas:

  • Managing change in historic urban areas in the face of tourism development
  • Adaptive re-use of urban heritage resources as hospitality venues
  • Heritage interpretation: By whom? For whom?
  • Heritage tourism’s contributions to host communities


Abstracts of no more than 300 words should be submitted to aahm2009@ift.edu.mo by 31 March 2009.


Full papers of no more than 4000 words should be submitted by 31 July 2009.


Conference website: http://www.ift.edu.mo/news/AAHM2009/.

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