“Revisiting the Philosophy of Preserving Wooden Structures: Cultural Landscape with Wooden Structures and Local Communities”
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General Information

1. Organisers
This conference is jointly organized by the Agency for Cultural Affairs, Japan (Bunkacho); Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO; National Institutes for Cultural Heritage, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Nara and Tokyo;WHITRAP Shanghai under the auspices of UNESCO; Shanghai Tongji Urban Planning and Design Institute; and College of Architecture and Urban Planning, Tongji University; the International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property(ICCROM), the JAPAN ICOMOS National Committee, and the Japanese Association for Conservation of Architectural Monuments (JACAM).

2. Background and Objective
The International Conference 2014 is the second in a series,which began in December 2013, held once every year, under the general theme of “Revisiting the Philosophy of Preserving Wooden Structures”.


At the first conference, we discussed how wooden structures had been restored; especially the changes in the philosophy of preserving wooden structures and restoration methods for preservation after the formulation of the “Nara Document” in Nara in 1994.Cases of individual buildings were given as examples.

This year, rather than looking at individual buildings, we will focus on groups of buildings, such as town streetscapes and villages, and the surrounding environment. We will facilitate discussions on their relationship with the local communities that play an important role in preserving the landscape with wooden structures.

3. Dates and Venues
Dates: 16 to 18December 2014
Venues: 3 Floor Wenyuan Building, Tongji University, Shanghai, P.R.China

4. Working Language
The working language of the conference is English. Simultaneous interpretation between English, Chinese and Japanesewill be provided when necessary.

5. Correspondence
All enquiries and correspondence concerning the conference should be addressed to:

ACCU Nara Office
Cultural Heritage Protection Cooperation Office,
Asia-Pacific Cultural Centre for UNESCO (ACCU)
Nara Pref. Nara Branch Office
757 Horen-cho, Nara 630-8113 JAPAN
Tel: (+81) 742-20-5001 Fax: (+81) 742-20-5701
E-mail: nara@accu.or.jp

WHITRAP Shanghai
World Heritage Institute of Training and Research for the Asia and the Pacific Region under the Auspices of UNESCO (Shanghai)
3F Wen Yuan Building, Tongji University
No. 1239 Siping Road, Shanghai 200092 P.R.CHINA
Tel: (+86) 21 6598 7687Fax: (+86) 21 6598 2507
E-mail: y.qu@whitr.org

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