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【Register now】JCIC-Heritage 2022 Symposium “Climate Change and Cultural Heritage: What’s Happening Now?”


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Conference Theme

How is climate change affecting cultural heritage? In the Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage (JCIC-Heritage) 2022 symposium, we will look at the impact of climate change from a historical perspective and consider its relationship to society, share and discuss issues facing tangible and intangible cultural heritage under climate change, and explore possibilities for international cooperation for a better future for cultural heritage.

Download the JCIC-Heritage 2022 Symposium Abstract Book here


9:15-9:20 Opening Remarks
AOYAGI Masanori, President, JCIC-Heritage

9:20-10:00 Speech I
Potential of cultural heritages as the memory of past climate adaptation inferred from paleoclimatology
Professor, Graduate School of Environmental Studies, Nagoya University

10:00-10:10 Q&A

10:10-10:50 Speech II
The Futures of our Past: Cultural Heritage and the Climate Emergency
MEGARRY William 
Focal Point for Climate Change, The International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS)/ Senior Lecturer, School of Natural and Built Environment, Queen’s University Belfast

10:50-11:00 Q&A

11:00-11:40 Speech III
Climate Change and Traditional Knowledge: Case studies from Oceania
Head, Audio-Visual Documentation Section, Department of Intangible Cultural Heritage, National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, Tokyo

11:40-12:00 Q&A

12:00-13:30 Lunch Break

13:30-15:30 Panel Discussion
Facilitator: SONODA Naoko, Professor, National Museum of Ethnology, Japan
Panelist: TATEISHI Toru, Vice Director, Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management Centre With above speakers

15:25-15:30 Closing Remarks
KOHDZUMA Yohsei, Director, Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management Centre

Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage Disaster Risk Management Centre, Agency for Cultural Affairs

Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Japan International Cooperation Agency, Japan Foundation, ICOMOS Japan, ICOM Japan

Time and Date
Sunday 23rd October 9:15-15:30 (Venue opens at 8:45)

Yayoi Auditorium Ichijo Hall, Graduate School of Agricultural and Life Sciences, The University of Tokyo
*Livestreaming is available. 
*Venue limited to 150 participants.

Japanese, English *Japanese-English simultaneous interpretation available 

Free of charge(pre-registration required).

participate in the ONLINE version of the conference
participate in person on the ONSITE version of the conference

* Participants who registered ONSITE but now want to attend ONLINE. Please inform us by email so we can cancel your registration after you have filled out the online participation form. Thank you.

Registration Deadline
19 October 3pm (JST).

JCIC-Heritage Secretariat
Japan Consortium for International Cooperation in Cultural Heritage
Tokyo National Research Institute for Cultural Properties, 13-43, Uenokoen, Taito-ku, Tokyo, 110-8713, Japan
Tel: 03-3823-4841
Fax: 03-3823-4027


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