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PAC Centres developing new capacity building efforts

IFLA’s Preservation and Conservation Centres play a valuable role in IFLA’s work to safeguard cultural heritage. By bringing together experience and expertise from all over the globe, they form a powerful network. The PAC Centres are currently working to strengthen the collaboration further, to the benefit of the whole global library field.

26 Juni 2019 | PAC, Preservation and Conservation, Cultural heritage

Protecting Cultural Property - The Hague Convention and its two Protocols

Last week IFLA attended the International Conference on the 20th anniversary of the 1999 Second Protocol to the 1954 Hague Convention hosted by UNESCO in Geneva, Switzerland. The Conference brought together States representatives, experts, academics and civil society representatives to share achievements and challenges facing the implementation of the Protocol and in protecting cultural heritage against the threats by conflict or disaster.

8 Mai 2019 | Cultural heritage, PAC, Preservation and Conservation, UNESCO, culture heritage, Disaster risk

Libraries and Cultural Diversity: Preserving Heritage, Promoting Dialogue

IFLA has submitted comments to the Office of the High Commissioner on Human Rights on the subject of cultural diversity and human rights. With a responsibility to preserve the heritage of all of our communities, to facilitate access to information, and as defenders of free speech, libraries have much to contribute.

27 April 2019 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, Cultural Diversity, OHCHR, Multicultural Populations

Sharjah, United Arab Emirates, Becomes World Book Capital

The title of World Book Capital has passed from Athens, Greece, to Sharjah, United Arab Emirates. IFLA President Glòria Pérez-Salmerón and Secretary-General Gerald Leitner are representing libraries at the event.

23 April 2019 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Access to information, United Arab Emirates, UNESCO World Book Capital, Literacy and reading

Tragedy of Notre Dame Underlines the Need to Focus on Prevention and Preservation

The events of 15 April at the Cathedral of Notre Dame have shaken many, not just in Paris but around the world. For those who work in the heritage field, it is particularly heart-breaking. It is also a reminder of the importance of preservation and prevention.

17 April 2019 | PAC (Preservation and Conservation), Cultural heritage, Disaster management, Preservation, France

PAC Workshop on Verdigris Hisotry and Deterioration

The IFLA Preservation and Conservation Regional Center for Arab and Middle East countries at Qatar National Library is organizing the workshop "Various Greens in Persian Paintings with Reference to Copper Green Verdigris and its Deterioration and Stabilization". The workshop will be conducted by Mandana Barkeshli.

11 April 2019

IFLA/PAC Training Course: Book Binding Preservation

The IFLA/PAC at the Qatar National Library invites all paper and book conservators and conservation technicians from libraries, cultural institutions and museums in Qatar and the Arab world to a 5-day hands-on training 14-18 April 2019.

2 April 2019 | Cultural heritage, Qatar, PAC, Preservation and Conservation, Cultural heritage, book binding, documentary heritage

UN report: 10th anniversary of the mandate in cultural rights

To mark the 10th anniversary of the mandate on cultural rights and the 70th anniversary of the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, the Special Rapporteur in the field of cultural rights has written a report to give an overview of the work of her mandate including suggestions for strategies for advancing cultural rights during the next decade.

6 März 2019 | Cultural heritage, UNESCO, cultural rights, Preservation and Conservation, PAC

Conservation and Preservation Experts Attend Qatar National Library (PAC) Training Workshop in Oman

Preservation and conservation specialists learned about the latest best practices in a workshop organized in the Sultanate of Oman by Qatar National Library, in its role as IFLA’s Regional Preservation and Conservation (PAC) Center, and UNESCO.

1 März 2019 | Cultural heritage, PAC

International Mother Language Day

Preserving and celebrating languages is a core part of wider efforts to safeguard and develop our tangible and intangible heritage. On 21 February we celebrate International Mother Language Day, a celebration of all the languages around the world.

21 Februar 2019 | Cultural heritage, International Mother Language Day, indigenous, minority, Cultural heritage, Language, UNESCO

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