Event

International Conference on Managing Urban Cultural Heritage (MUCH)

1-4 October 2018

Bayview Hotel, Penang

Registration required

International Conference on Managing Urban Cultural Heritage (MUCH)

In conjunction with the celebrations of the 10th anniversary of George Town and Melaka being inscribed as a World Heritage Site, George Town World Heritage Incorporated is organizing the 2018 International Conference on Managing Urban Cultural Heritage from the 1st (Monday) to 4th (Thursday) of October 2018 in the George Town World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.

2018 marks the 10th anniversary of George Town and Malacca being inscribed as a World Heritage Site. In conjunction with this historical milestone, George Town World Heritage Incorporated is organising the International Conference on Managing Urban Cultural Heritage. The conference will be held from 1 to 4 October 2018 in the George Town UNESCO World Heritage Site, Penang, Malaysia.

Cities are historically culturally diverse centers for knowledge, innovation, and memory, and act as a reflection of a society’s identity. They are composed of interconnected layers of natural and cultural, tangible and intangible, international and local values, and are constantly evolving and adapting. The complex and dynamic nature of a city makes the management of a living urban heritage extra challenging, yet meaningful.

This conference aims to bring together stakeholders engaged in the development, conservation, and management of heritage cities. Members of national and local governments, universities and research centers, NGOs, the private sector, community groups, and civil society, are invited to share their successes and challenges in the following ten themes addressing urban heritage management.

Objectives
  1. To discuss management approaches and innovative strategies.
  2. To share creative and thought-provoking initiatives in all aspects of the management of urban heritage, including conservation, development, and education.
  3. To encourage dialogue among stakeholders of heritage cities from a variety of backgrounds.
  4. To build a network of site managers, professionals working in heritage cities, and decision makers.
Keynote Speakers
  • Dr. Rohit Jigyasu (UNESCO Chair Professor, Institute of Disaster Mitigation for Urban Cultural Heritage, Ritsumeikan University, Japan)
  • Dr. Zainah binti Ibrahim (Heritage Commissioner of Malaysia)
Sessions
  • Urban Archaeology
  • Object Conservation in Urban Cultural Heritage Sites
  • Disaster Risk Reduction
  • Sustainable Tourism
  • Community Empowerment
  • Methods and Approaches
  • Innovative Approaches to Sustainable Heritage Cities
Site Visits: Exploring George Town World Heritage Site
  • Fort Cornwallis
  • Clan Jetties
  • Street of Harmony
  • Markets Tour
  • Self-guided Tour
Conference Language

English

Registration

Registration will open in March 2018. The registration fee includes:

  • Conference kits
  • Access to all papers online
  • Lunch and two tea breaks per day
  • Welcoming dinner on 1 October 2017
Status/Nationality Early Bird

(Until 1 June 2018)

Normal Rate
Student RM500/USD 125
Malaysian RM800/USD 200 RM1,000/USD 250
Non-Malaysian RM1,400/USD 350 RM1,600/USD 400

*Limited scholarships are available upon request.
**The scholarship committee meets once every fortnight. We ask for your patience while a decision is being made.

Presenters

The organisers will provide accommodation and travel to all participants whose papers have been accepted. Travel to George Town will be arranged by the secretariat upon receiving the full paper. The registration fee shall be waived for accepted speakers.

Attendants and Posters

Participants who are not presenting papers will be responsible for their own expenses.

You may pre-register by emailing the secretariat (much2018@gtwhi.com.my) at any time. You will not be charged until registration officially opens in March 2018.

2018 International Conference on Managing Urban Cultural Heritage (MUCH)

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