On September 26-27, Florence’s Auditorium al Duomo hosted the ICOMOS CIF 2022 Symposium on “Advancing Education for Architectural Conservation.” Symposium brought together professionals involved in architectural conservation who are also actively providing professional trainings in the field in Italy, UK, Spain, etc. Acknowledging the need to address the issues of competence and quality control in heritage conservation, the organisers and speakers shared their experience and discussed possible actions that can be made for strengthening the knowledge, abilities, skills, and attitude of people who are directly or indirectly responsible for built heritage conservation, management, and use.
As one of the examples of professional training programmes undertaken in Asia-Pacific region, ACCU Nara was invited to share some of its experiences gathered in 22 years of capacity building activities in heritage protection field. ACCU’s Tamar Meladze spoke about the nature, content and aims of all training courses provided by ACCU Nara, targeting heritage practitioners from Asia-Pacific.
It is noteworthy that some questions during the round table actively addressed the training activities and standard setting in architectural conservation both at university and professional levels in Japan and Asia.