ICOMOS Canada is partnering with Ryerson University, our host venue, the Ontario Heritage Foundation and Historic Fort York to present a conference on the significance of heritage settings.
CONFERENCE CALL FOR PAPERS
The ICOMOS Canada Congress is an opportunity to re-examine the concept of setting and to evaluate how effective conservation principles, policies, laws and regulations are in protecting settings.
THERE ARE FOUR SUB-THEMES:
1.Defining the setting of monuments and sites:
2.Vulnerabilities within the settings of monuments and sites:
3.Evolving townscapes and landscapes within their settings:
4.Cultural routes: the challenges of linear settings for monuments and sites
SUBMISSION OF PROPOSALS
Congress papers, presented in either English or French, will be limited to 20 minutes. Include a Cover Letter (one page), an abstract (no longer than 250 words) and a Resume (one page) and SUBMIT BY JULY 11, 2005.
Format: Please submit via e-mail as a text message and as an attachment to: firstname.lastname@example.org Visit: www.icomos.org for details.
ICOMOS CANADA will be sending a delegation to the ICOMOS International 15th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium in Xi’an, China, 17-21 October 2005.
The concept of setting was addressed 40 years ago in the Venice Charter of 1964, the seminal text that underpinned the foundation of ICOMOS in Venice, Italy. Many national charters including ICOMOS Canada’s Deschambault Charter, 1982, and the Appleton Charter, 1983, further developed the importance of setting. The Burra Charter of ICOMOS Australia also stresses the importance of setting. In Canada, there is growing interest in heritage setting together with the development of provincial policies and federal initiatives to address the problem.
THE HISTORIC PLACES INITIATIVE, Ontario Ministry of Culture, is pleased to sponsor a pre-Congress workshop, Thursday September 29th, 2005, at the Historic Fort York.
The workshop will showcase an Ontario nomination to the Canadian Register of Historic Places. Using the Statements of Significance for the Historic Fort York and the ICOMOS Canada and International Conservation Charters, Ryerson University students and ICOMOS experts will present the results of a design charette applying the Conference theme of “Significance of Setting”.
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