ICOM Memorial Lectures 2016

On the occasion of the 24th ICOM General Conference in Milan, Italy, please see Reader for the ICOM Memorial Lectures 2016 icom_ml_2016_reader The ICOM Memorial Lectures 2016 Reader  makes available the following contributions: Bernice L. Murphy: ICOM 70 years on: An ethical vision of nature, culture, heritage, and museums’ continuing social mission René Rivard:  Museums.. read more →

Jamaica’s Documentary Heritage

The National Library of Jamaica has undertaken to compile a register of the little known but significant heritage documents of the Caribbean. The Caribbean is hereby defined as those Member and Associate Member countries of CARICOM. The National Library of Jamaica, formerly the West India Reference Library is well resourced to begin the compilation of.. read more →

Jamaica signs cultural MOU with Mexican state, unveils Marley statue

A cultural cooperation Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) has been signed between Jamaica and Mexico – symbolizing a commitment between the cities of Kingston and Chetumal to work towards the enhancement and development of their cultural and creative industries. Minister of Culture and Entertainment, Olivia “Babsy” Grange, who is currently in Mexico said that under the.. read more →

International Fund for Cultural Diversity – 7th call

International Fund for Cultural Diversity – 7th call Submit applications and all supporting documents on the on-line application platform by 15 April 2016, midnight CET. 1. Create your account for the On-line Application Platform at: https://en.unesco.org/creativity/ifcd/apply (for English) * Only one application can be submitted per account. 2. Once you receive your login and password.. read more →

Maroon heritage of Moore Town, Jamaica

Maroon heritage of Moore Town, Jamaica was Inscribed in 2008 (3.COM) on the Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity (originally proclaimed in 2003) http://www.unesco.org/culture/ich/en/RL/maroon-heritage-of-moore-town-00053 The term Maroon, derived from the Spanish word cimarrón (wild), refers to those slaves who fled the plantations in the early 1600s and established their own settlements in the Blue.. read more →

Jamaica youth representative selected to attend WORLD HERITAGE YOUNG EXPERTS FORUM 2015

WORLD HERITAGE YOUNG EXPERTS FORUM 2015 “Towards a Sustainable Management of World Heritage Sites” is part of the World Heritage Education Programme of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and is financed by the Federal Foreign Office of Germany. It is being held June 18 – June 29, 2015 in Germany. Jamaica as a member of.. read more →

WORLD HERITAGE YOUNG EXPERTS FORUM 2015 “Towards a Sustainable Management of World Heritage Sites”

18 to 29 June 2015: WORLD HERITAGE YOUNG EXPERTS FORUM 2015 “Towards a Sustainable Management of World Heritage Sites” in Koblenz and Bonn. As part of the 39th session of the World Heritage Committee the German Commission for UNESCO – as cooperation partner of the Federal Foreign Office –and the State of Rhineland-Palatinate organize the.. read more →

Jamaica attained a seat on the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO

Speaking at Tuesday’s (January 28) launch of Reggae Month 2014, at the Louise Bennett Garden Theatre, Hope Road, St. Andrew, Miss Hanna said that in November last year, Jamaica attained a seat on the World Heritage Committee (WHC) of UNESCO. The Minister underscored the significance of securing WHC membership. “There are close to 190 voting.. read more →

Youths Urged to Join World Heritage Sites Campaign

Minister of Youth and Culture, Hon. Lisa Hanna, is urging the country’s youth to get involved in the campaign to have the Blue and John Crow Mountains included on the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization’s (UNESCO) World Heritage List. She made the appeal at the closing of a Youth Leadership Training in Heritage.. read more →

Aide Memoire for the World Heritage Committee (WHC), 2013

Jamaica: Our Culture Aide Memoire for the World Heritage Committee (WHC) Jamaica’s application for appointment to the World Heritage Committee. http://issuu.com/jncunesco/docs/jamaicaourculture_for_whc The rich blend of historical heritage which pervades the Jamaican society has created a unique cultural “Brand Jamaica” that is recognized worldwide – cultural icons in the field of sports, music, food, and natural.. read more →