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Symposium on the Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site

by Georgios Toubekis last modified Jan 23, 2008 12:04 PM

Members of the International UNESCO/ICOMOS Expert Working Group on the preservation of the Word Heritage Site Bamiyan will present the results of the measures undertaken in recent years in order to preserve this endagered World Heritage Site.

Date: 22 January (Tuesday)

Time: 13:30-17:10

Place: National Research Institute for Cultural Properties Tokyo

-Program-

Chairperson: Ms. Nobuko INABA,

Japan Center for International Cooperation in Conservation, NRICP Tokyo

13:30-13:35 Opening address

Mr. Norio Suzuki, Director-General, NRICP Tokyo

13:35-13:45 Introduction

Mr. Shinichi Shimizu, Head of Japan Center for International Cooperation in Conservation, NRICP Tokyo 

13:45-14:15 UNESCO’s mandate and overall goals for the Project of Safeguarding of the Bamiyan site

Mr. Masanori Nagaoka, Programme Specialist for Culture, UNESCO Kabul Office

14:15-14:45   Presentation on the actions of NRICP Tokyo

Mr. Kazuya Yamauchi, Head of Regional Environmental Section, Japan Center for International Cooperation in Conservation, NRICP Tokyo

14:45-15:15 The geomorphological evolution of the Bamiyan valley and the consolidation of Giant Buddha niches

Professor Claudio Margottini, Modena University

15:15-15:30 Coffee Break

15:30-16:00 Presentation on the future actions concerning conservation of the fragments of the Giant Buddha statues Professor Michael Petzet, President of ICOMOS International

16:00-16:30 Latest analytical results of painting materials and techniques of the Bamiyan Buddhist mural paintings

Ms. Yoko Taniguchi, Research Fellow, Japan Center for International Cooperation in Conservation, NRICP Tokyo

16:30-17:00 Presentation on the Cultural Master plan

Professor Micheal Jansen, RWTH Aachen University

17:00-17:10 Towards the Safeguarding of the Bamiyan Site, Phase III

Professor Kosaku Maeda, Visiting Researcher, NRICP Tokyo

17:30- Reception (at the lobby B1F)

*The time for each presentations is 20~25minutes. The presenters have 30minutes included the time for questions and answers. *Concurrent translation English and Japanese

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