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Thematic Week (Leuven, February 3-6, 2015)

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Our annual Thematic Week will be held at Kasteelpark Arenberg from 3-6 February 2015 on the topic :
“Heritage counts – International conference on the economic, social, environmental and cultural impact of heritage”.

The idea of immovable heritage as a "capital of irreplaceable cultural, social and economic value" was already present in the European Charter of the Architectural Heritage, adopted by the Council of Europe in 1975. Today, the discourse is receiving increasingly more attention on the research agenda. Some argue that, although heritage is always valued highly, the current interest in the impact of heritage is caused by the democratization of heritage and the increased importance of heritage in today’s society. Others argue that a universal scarcity of funds for heritage management and conservation is becoming increasingly pertinent.

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New students academic year 2014-2015

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On behalf of the RLICC staff, a warm welcome to all new students !

Would you like to join the advanced master program "Master of Science in Conservation of Monuments and Sites" in the next academic year ?
On line application is possible from November 1st 2014 onwards : more information.



 

RLICC Newsletter Issue 14, Autumn 2014

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Editorial

by Koen Van Balen, Director of the RLICC

On the 22nd September 2014, the academic year 2014-2015 starts with the implementation of the new program of the Master of science in Conservation of Monuments and Sites. The major changes are the reduction of the program to three semesters, the introduction of a number of optional courses and a new planning of the first year that follows the courses and breaks of a two semester academic year. The changes aim at responding to the suggested improvements proposed in the self-evaluation report prepared during the last accreditation process. Last year, in the fall edition of the Newsletter we shared information on the concepts and implications of the program change.

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Thematic Week (Leuven, 22nd - 24th January 2014)

 

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We are pleased to invite you to the thematic week which will be held at the Arenberg Castle (auditorium 01.07) from 22 to 24 January 2014 on the theme :
"Community involvement in valuing and managing monuments and sites"

The value of heritage for society is increasingly underscored. This goes hand in hand with a growing interest for the involvement of local communities (the heirs of that local heritage) in the management plans of heritage sites. However, the discourse of community participation is very ambitious and not easy to apply. The 2014 Thematic Week will overview the origin of this discourse. Problems and shortcomings in relation to community involvement will be addressed and challenging practices will be evaluated. The field of immovable heritage seems to lag back in involving community in valuing and managing heritage compared to other heritage field. This is a good reason to widen the focus for this debate. 

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PRECOM³OS Book Publication

Reflections on Preventive Conservation, Maintenance and Monitoring of Monuments and Sites
by the PRECOM³OS UNESCO Chair
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It identifies and analyses awakening trends that were observed within the activities of the UNESCO PRECOM³OS Chair.Furthermore, it aims at promoting further international collaboration and the development of research activities which are necessary in the field of preventive conservation, maintenance and monitoring of monuments and sites.

More information and ordering.

 
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Master of Science in Conservation of Monuments and Sites

Katholieke Universiteit Leuven

Master of Conservation

Erasmus Mundus Action 2 for South Africa

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Students from South Africa who would like to study at the RLICC can apply for a ema2sa or 'Erasmus Mundus Action 2 for South Africa' scholarship.
Please visit  www.ema2sa.eu for more detailed information