Twentieth Century World Heritage:

International Symposium

Challenges and Experience in the Management and Impact Assessment of Architectural Heritage.

Oct 2022
Time: 9 a.m.–4 p.m.
Location: City Museum of Ljubljana
Twentieth Century World Heritage:

The symposium will be divided into two thematic sections. In part one, the speakers will present the 20th-century architectural heritage on the World Heritage List, its state of conservation and conservation challenges, as well as the mechanisms under the World Heritage Convention, including the evaluation of new proposals and a reflection on new 20th-century heritage sites. The baselines and methodology for impact assessments in a world heritage context were designed based on the recently published guidance document, which was prepared jointly by ICCROM, ICOMOS, and IUCN, and will also be presented at the event. The second part of the symposium will be dedicated to the exchange of practices and experience in the implementation of the assessments in Italy, the Netherlands, Switzerland, and other countries. Experts will present the application of the assessment mechanism in the strategic reflection on spatial development, guidance on contemporary interventions into heritage sites or their immediate vicinity, and in decision-making on architectural projects.


Alessandro Balsamo, Head of the Nominations Unit, UNESCO World Heritage Centre

Gwenaëlle Bourdin, Director of the Evaluation Unit, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

Eugene Jo, Programme Manager, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM)

Adele Cesi, National Focal Point for the World Heritage Convention, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Italy

Oliver Martin, Head of the Baukultur section, Swiss Federal Office of Culture

Patrick Patiwael, researcher, Faculty of Spatial Sciences, University of Groningen, Netherlands

Nicholas Clarke, architect and lecturer, Faculty of Architecture and the Built Environment, Delft University of Technology, Netherlands / International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)

Moderator: Špela Spanžel, Ministry of Culture of the Republic of Slovenia

click HERE for program Program mednarodnega simpozija Svetovna dediščina 20. stoletja.pdf

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