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GIM: Unesco SilkCHRIS project

(May2011) In the context of GIM Cultural Heritage activities and of our participation to the SilkRCHRIS project funded by BELSPO, GIM’s representative attended the Coordinating Committee of the Serial World Heritage Nomination of the Silk Roads meeting in Turkmenistan.

The SilkRCHRIS project aims at supporting the States Parties in the nomination process thanks to the development of methodologies and standards for heritage documentation as well as of a dedicated Information Management System to be used as a collaborative platform to prepare the serial nomination dossiers. In this project coordinated by the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, GIM also collaborates with the UNESCO World Heritage Centre and the following Belgian partners: the University of Ghent and RouteYou.

The SilkCHRIS project responds to the need expressed by UNESCO to support the process of the nomination of the Silk Roads on the World Heritage List.

The Silk Road Cultural Heritage Resource Information System aims at providing the necessary platform to support the preparation of serial and transnational World Heritage Nominations of properties located in Central Asia as well as their management, monitoring and reporting. It will help the State Parties involved to share and exchange information relevant to the nomination and management of cultural heritage sites on the proposed Silk Road corridors. The focus of support and exemplary demonstration will be on 5 central Asian Republics of Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan, Tajikistan, Turkmenistan and Uzbekistan. The activity will be preformed in collaboration with the Coordination Centre that is established in Xi’an (P.R. China).

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Coordinating Committee of the Serial World Heritage Nomination of the Silk Roads meeting in Turkmenistan