“NATCOM to Host UNESCO Workshop on Capacity Building on the Conservation and Management of Brimstone Hill Fortress and other Heritage Properties on SKN

 (NATCOM) – Basseterre, 23 September, 2016: The United National Educational Scientific and Cultural Organization is collaborating with the Brimstone Hill Society to conduct a workshop on the Conservation and Management of Heritage Sites in the Federation of St. Kitts and Nevis.


The Capacity building workshop will focus on Brimstone Hill but will also include information that will guide this type of activity at world heritage sites generally.


The workshop will be conducted by four international consultants with expertise in conservation and management themes related to the UNESCO World Heritage Properties. The workshop will provide exposure to national institutions and individuals which are in charge of cultural heritage, particularly those related to military architecture, as required by the World Heritage Convention.


According to Secretary General at the National Commission for UNESCO, Mr. Antonio Maynard, the main objective is to deliver training in order to enhance national capacities to ensure continuous and effective protection and conservation of the outstanding universal value of property, and to pursue future inscription of these properties on the UNESCO world heritage list.


Discussions will include: International Guidelines; UNESCO Conventions; Conservation and Construction; Principles of Documentation; Main Conservation and Restoration Works as well as Property Evaluation. A site visit is also planned for the event.




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