Advanced Course on Conservation and Restoration Techniques of Traditional Architecture for the Asia-Pacific Region — Lime for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Restoration
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Application Deadline: Dec 10th, 2017

Duration: Feb 5-10, 2018 

Place: Suzhou, P.R.China



The course is organized by:

- World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for Asia and the Pacific Region under the auspices of UNESCO (WHITRAP)
- Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning(CAUP)
- Oriental Cultural Heritage Sites Protection Alliance / Alliance de Protection du Patrimoine Cultural Asiatique (OCHSPA / APPCA)

In collaboration with:

- WHITRAP (Suzhou)
- Tongji University College of Architecture and Urban Planning (CAUP)
- Fudan University
- Shanghai University
- University of Hong Kong
- University of Applied Sciences Dresden
- Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic
- SJTU (Shanghai Jiaotong University)
- Traditional Architecture Conservation Union of World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and Pacific Region (TACU-WHITRAP)
- Gold Mantis School of Architecture and Urban Environment, Soochow University 
- Suzhou World Heritage and Traditional Architecture Conservation Institute (SACI)

WHITRAP together with Tongji University and the OCHSPA / APPCA are pleased to announce that the Advanced Course on Conservation and Restoration Techniques of Traditional Architecture in the Asia-Pacific Region 2018 — Lime for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Restoration will be held from Feb 5th to 10th, 2018.
WHITRAP has been organizing a series of training courses since 2008, with the cooperation of the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM), the Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU Nara), the International Understanding Education Center, the Raymond Lemaire International Center for Conservation of University of Leuven, the Shanghai Tongji University and other international organizations and research institutions.

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Course content
In the forthcoming edition of the course, the main topic is “Lime for Cultural Heritage Conservation and Restoration”:
Building Lime for cultural heritage;
High-tech lime - nano / micron lime Construction Technique;
Chinese traditional building lime crafts and their inheritance;


Understand principles of different types of traditional lime curing and relevant application knowledge;
Acquire international knowledge of standards, principles and methods of Lime;
Enhance the practical ability of students to protect and restore rock and soil of cultural relics, mural protection and restoration, architectural heritage sites, historical and cultural villages and towns, etc;
understanding the key process of traditional construction and restoration of lime and related heritage, and strengthen the application in macro and micro fields;
Promote the exchange of experience and information among participants and institutions.


Training will be based on various methodologies including lectures, case studies, site visits, model practices, group work and course discussion. During the course, participants will be instructed to share their own knowledge and experiences, to participate in case studies and group discussions to better grasp the knowledge.


Application Requirements
The international course is designed for a maximum of 25 participants from the Asia-Pacific region. Priority is given to:

- Professionals directly involved in management and conservation of World Heritage Sites; 

- Researchers and technicians from institutes involved in the conservation and restoration of historic architecture;

- Professional staff from companies involved in the conservation and restoration of historic architecture.

- Participants need to be proficient in English reading, speaking, listening and writing.

Teaching Team
Members of the faculty include experts and professors from School of College of Architecture and Urban Planning of Tongji University, The University of Hong Kong, Academy of Sciences of the Czech Republic, University of Applied Sciences Dresden, WHITRAP, UNESCO and other well-known heritage conservation institutions. All experts have both academic and practical experience to introduce broad international perspectives, classic cases and up-to-date expertise and information.

English is the working language of the course. Candidates need to have strong communication and writing skills in English. Applicants whose native language is not English must provide an official certificate of English proficiency.

Certificate of Attendance
Organizers will evaluate the performance of participants who attend all training programs and complete the relevant research report. A certificate of attendance authorized by organizers will be awarded to participants who successfully complete the course.

Relevant fee
WHITRAP will cover relevant costs for all candidates during the course, including tuition fees (plus site visits), teaching materials, insurance and transportation fees. The candidates should pay other expenses, including accommodations and meals during the course, and airfare (round-trip ticket to Suzhou, CHINA) by themselves.

Please fill the Application Form and send it together with all the soft copies listed below by mail to the contact address below before December 10th 2017:

- the application form (handwriting signature and photograph are required in the soft copy);

- a full professional curriculum vitae (in English);

- a copy of valid passport and other materials required for the visa;

- a copy of the highest academic certificate of the applicant;

- a piece of recommendation letter from the applicant’s organization (with company chop/official signature).

WHITRAP reserves the rights for all application documents and presentations from participants.

Contact Information
Contact: Miss. LIN Lin
WHITRAP, Suzhou Centre
Address: 255, Garden Road, Gusu District, Suzhou, 215006, Jiangsu, P.R.China
Email: whitrap_sz@foxmail.com ; 

Note: Please find the attachments below for Course Schedule and Registration Form


 Application Form申请表

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