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Filling in Gaps: World Heritage & the 20th Century
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On 3-4th October, international conferenceon “Filling in Gaps: World Heritage & the 20th Century” was held in Chandigarh, India. It was co-organized by ICOMOS India, Chitkara School of Planning and Architecture, Chitkara University and WHITRAP Shanghai. More than 120 participantsfrom 20 countries attended the conference, including Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Columbia, Cuba, Germany, Israel, Italy, Japan, Norway, Pakistan, Portugal, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Turkey, UK, USA and India.

The major objective of this conference is to promote an understanding of the significance twentieth-century heritage, not only of its physical and visual attributes, but its historical, cultural and social dimensions. The conference also aims to examine the scope and the challenges of managing this recent heritage within the framework of the World Heritage regime. Taking this opportunity, it provided an international platform for all the participants to foster communication and further cooperation.

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