INTRODUCTION TO ASIA HERITAGE NETWORK
In 2013, Penang Heritage Trusts and the Nara Machizukuri Centre held a symposium “The Urban Conservation Network in Asia and Its Future: Heritage, Cultural Identities and Asian Dynamism.” No less than 14 organisations and speakers from 10 Asian nations such as Japan, Korea, China, Taiwan, Bhutan, Cambodia, Indonesia, Thailand, Myanmar and Malaysia. The result of this symposium is Asia Heritage Network.
The symposium was held once more with the theme of “Supporting Historic Urban Conservation Activities in Emerging Countries in Asia”. The event will be on from 8 – 11 January 2016, and will take place in Karangasem – Bali, Indonesia. One of the topics in the agenda is to discuss about how conservation and economy development could go along together and stimulating each other.
INTERNATIONAL SYMPOSIUM FOR THE ASIA HERITAGE NETWORK 2016
“SUPPORTING HISTORIC URBAN CONSERVATION ACTIVITIES
IN EMERGING COUNTRIES IN ASIA”
Date: 8th – 11th January 2016
Venue: Karangasem, Bali – Indonesia
Host Organization: The Nara Machizukuri Center and The Indonesian Heritage Trust
Supported by The Japan Foundation: The Citizens’ exchange
program for Asia and Local Government Regency of Karangasem
The Asia Heritage Network has established as one of the result of a symposium in Penang on last January 2013. It has participated by Malaysia, Indonesia, Myanmar, Cambodia, Thailand, South Korea, Taiwan, Mainland China and Japan. This initiative formed the network of urban conservation activities in Asia. We all understand that lots of living heritage sites in Asia, particularly those in emerging countries, faced the sense of urgency to be protected.
In January, 2016 on the 3rd anniversary of the network, we will hold a symposium of the Asia Heritage Network as the continuation of previous symposium held in Penang. The main topic of this symposium is to discuss about the urban conservation in the emerging countries such as Indonesia, Myanmar and
Cambodia. Hereafter, our primary interests are, “How can citizens’ group in other countries support them?”,“How can we establish citizens’ participation system in the process of urban conservation?”, and “How can we get conservation system along with economic dynamism harmoniously?”
Participants Target: NGO, university scholars, and professionals who are eager and interested in urban conservation in Asia.