Who is this Workshop to?
Cultural heritage associations
Local authorities associated to conservation-restoration of heritage
Conservation-restoration Companies and individuals
University Students from areas:
Informed and interested citizens
About the Workshop
This workshop intends to give its trainees the tools required to solicit, regulate, and undertake conservation-restoration projects in a manner that protects and respects the cultural heritage legacy that has been entrusted to them. Understanding that Cultural heritage contributes to the definition of a local identity and constitutes a rich and fundamental expression of cultural diversity will help prevent its loss.
Cultural heritage is a witness to the past and must be protected in order to ensure its transmission to future generations. In order to do this, several international and national organizations exist to frame and legislate the cultural, historic and artistic value of cultural heritage and to ensure that proper and effective restoration-conservation measures are taken. Some cultural assets escape cultural heritage protection or have yet to be classified in accordance with the criteria proposed by the legal framework. These assets are not a less important part of cultural heritage, but instead have escaped proper restoration due to loopholes in the legal and conservation frameworks.
A dedicated conservator-restorer but also informed citizens can help to close these loopholes. In the absence of conservation-restoration planning and legal instruments, cultural heritage and its historical, religious, and artistic legacy is at risk of being damaged or not maintained in conformity with accepted standards. The role of a conservator-restorer is to preserve cultural heritage on behalf of future generations. The conservator-restorer contributes to the perception, appreciation and understanding of cultural assets in regards to their aesthetic and historical value and physical integrity. One informed citizen is a small but most significant step in the climing towards the protection of cultural heritage.
What to expect
Primarily designed to sensitize citizens of Goa towards the conservation of heritage, it broaden into a larger action comprising not only church assets and goan heritage but all kind of art objects regardless of its origin or devotion. We will not prepare technicians or conservators-restorers in their field work. Instead, the workshop will endow its trainees with the tools that will empower them to act as an informed heritage protector, despite the heritage background or inner-history. The keyword of the workshop is sharing. Sharing of knowledge comprising history, technical terms, techniques, legislation and planning.
- Inform citizens of the importance of cultural heritage conservation.
- Provide technical and international legal tools that pertain to the protection and conservation/restoration of cultural heritage.
- By the end of this workshop, attendees will have the knowledge and awareness necessary to carry out effective conservation-restoration projects in the Goan heritage and apply common knowledge's to other conservation/restoration processes, backgrounds and geographies.
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