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  • Aiming for cultural heritage list

    on Nov 27, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, Turkey, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Aiming for cultural heritage list

    The Turkish Culture and Tourism Ministry has initiated proposals for Turkish coffee and mesir paste to be considered as additions to the world cultural heritage list. Turkey has the highest number of registries on UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage List, said the ministry’s Research and Education General Director Ahmet Arı. According to Arı, a certain strategy had not been followed so far in cultural research, but now the ministry aimed to kill two birds with one stone in the selection of elements to be submitted to UNESCO’s list as well as promoted for tourism. The intangible

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  • Greece: Police arrest 3 over Olympia museum robbery, recover stolen artifacts

    on Nov 25, 12 • in Archaeology, Greece, Museum, News • with Comments Off on Greece: Police arrest 3 over Olympia museum robbery, recover stolen artifacts

    Greek police say they have arrested three people suspected of robbing the Olympia museum in February and recovered the stolen artifacts. Police in Greece say they have recovered priceless artifacts stolen from the Olympia museum earlier this year and arrested three men accused of orchestrating the heist. The suspects were arrested yesterday in Patras, western Greece, and led police to the stolen goods, officials announced today. Two armed thieves took dozens of ancient objects from the Archaeological Museum of Olympia in February, after overpowering a lone security guard. Nine months later, the suspects were caught in a

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  • Istanbul Statement 2012

    on Nov 25, 12 • in Cultural heritage, News, UNESCO • with Comments Off on Istanbul Statement 2012

    Statement by Yildiz Technical University and ICOMOS-ICORP from the International Symposium on Cultural Heritage Protection in Times of Risk: Challenges and Opportunities, 15 – 17 November, 2012 at Yildiz Technical University, Istanbul, Turkey. This Statement is made on the 40th Anniversary of the adoption of the UNESCO World Heritage Convention on 16 November, 1972. Understanding that past civilizations have formed the foundations of today’s societies and that our cultural heritage will continue to shape and inform communities into the future, and Recognizing that cultural heritage is constantly at risk from natural and human-induced disasters, including armed

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  • Erasmus Mundus Master in Archaeological Materials Science

    on Nov 24, 12 • in Archaeology, News • with Comments Off on Erasmus Mundus Master in Archaeological Materials Science

    Deadline: 15 January 2013 Open to: European and non European excellent students with Bachelor degree and to professionals in the Museum/Conservation sector Scholarship: 500 €/1000 € per month Description   Bachelor (I cycle equivalent-180 ECTS credits) degrees from both Science (Physics, Earth Sciences, Chemistry, Biology-Biochemistry) and Humanities (Archaeology, Conservation Science, Cultural Heritage Studies) academic fields ARCHMAT is a 2-years Erasmus Mundus Master Course within a consortium of 3 HEI (Evora-UE, Rome-UNIROMA1, Thessaloniki-AUTH) as full partners, 5 HEI (Avignon-UA, Palermo-UNIPA, Zaragoza-UNIZAR-ICMA, Fez-UF and Rio de Janeiro-UERJ) and 3 non HEI Research centres (Laboratorio Jose Figueiredo/Instituto dos Museus e da

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  • UNESCO urges development through culture

    on Nov 24, 12 • in News • with Comments Off on UNESCO urges development through culture

    Thirteen ministers of culture and heads of delegations of South-Eastern Europe – from Italy to Turkey, from Bosnia to Greece, including all the Balkan states – plus the Director-General of UNESCO, gathered in Bulgaria’s National Palace of Culture behind me, to deliberate upon new ways of safeguarding intangible cultural heritage and promoting its role for sustainable development. This “creative economy” is driven by individual skills, customs, talents and abilities – not by “universality”. That’s why, preservation of intangible heritage is so critical. It builds each nation and person’s identity, and boosts resistance to rapid globalization

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  • Ancient woman statue revealed in Metropolis

    on Nov 24, 12 • in News • with Comments Off on Ancient woman statue revealed in Metropolis

      A 2,500-year-old statue of a woman from the late Hellenistic period has been unearthed during the excavations at the Metropolis ancient city in İzmir’s Torbalı district. According to a written statement made by the Sabancı Foundation, new artifacts are being unearthed during the excavation of the ancient city, which has been ongoing for 22 years as part of a collaboration between the Culture and Tourism Ministry, Trakya University, the Metropolis Association, the Torbalı Municipality and sponsored by the Sabancı Foundation. The head of the excavations, Trakya University Archaeology Department Associate Professor Serdar Aynek, said the

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