Program Year: 2017
Grantee: University of Santo Tomas Graduate School – Center for Conservation of Cultural Property and Environment in the Tropics (USTGS-CCCPET)
Grant Amount: US$24,896
Awarding Agency: Public Affairs Section, US Embassy in the Philippines
Project Summary: The training is a very specialized capacity building course for technical specialists/cultural workers within the heritage sector. It aims to equip participants with the required knowledge and technical expertise to develop a proper conservation management plan (CMP) for an actual site or structure of cultural significance. The approach for this intensive, 4-day training program is patterned after the framework provided in the ICOMOS Charter for the Conservation of Places of Significance – otherwise known as the Burra Charter of 1989. The charter has been widely adopted throughout the world, most notably in countries that are considered advanced in their heritage conservation management policies and standards. Accordingly, participants will be trained on the internationally accepted practices and protocols of CMP that include: a) historical research for the proper contextualization of cultural or historic significance; b) current legal/legislative frameworks; c) architectural and materials documentation; d) hazard and vulnerability assessment; and e) conservation policy setting. The program highlight will be a full day field work on the third day in an actual site of cultural or historical significance, and the preparation of a mini-CMP that will be presented and critiqued during the plenary session on the fourth and final day.
Status: On-going (up to September 2018)