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Workshop on the Conservation and Management of Rock Art Sites

Lautem
22/01/2016 - 23/01/2016 > fri 08.00-16.30/sat 07.30-16-45
SEAC and UNESCO
Conference | Lautem

Day 1 (22 January 2016)
Time Session Resource Person
08.00 – 08.30 Registration of participants
08.30 – 09.30 Opening Ceremony
Welcome address by Mr Jeferino dos Santos Sequeira, Head of Lautem District
Special Remarks by Ms Angelita Sarmento, Secretary-General of Timor-Leste National Commission for UNESCO
Special Remarks by Mr Alexander Thielitz, Second Secretary, Cultural & Press Affairs, Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany
Special Remarks by Mr Bernards Alens Zako, Head of Culture Unit, UNESCO Office, Jakarta
Opening remarks by H.E. Mrs. Maria Isabel de Jesus Ximenes, State Secretary of Arts and Culture, Ministry of Tourism
09.30 – 09.45 Coffee/tea break
Session 1: Overview on the Rock Art sites in Nino Konis Santana National Park Moderator: Mr Bernards Alens Zako
09.45 – 10.00 Introduction of Participants
10.00 – 10.45 UNESCO and rock art. Presentation of the project on Rock art in Timor-Leste. Objective of the Workshop Mr Bernards Alens Zako
10.45 – 11.30 Overview on the State of Conservation of Rock Art sites in the Nino Konis Santana National Park Nuno Vasco Oliveira, Archaeologist, Cultural Heritage Policy and Management Consultant
11.30 – 12.15 Safeguarding the rock art sites and the living cultural landscape in the Nino Konis Santana National Park State Secretariat of Arts and Culture
Many Hands International
12.15 – 12.30 Q&A
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
Session 2: Sharing Best Practices from the Kakadu National Park, Australia Moderator: Mr Manuel Smith, National Director of Cultural Heritage, Secretariate of State for Arts and Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
13.15 – 14.00 Rock Art Conservation and Management in Kakadu National Park, Australia
Best practices: engaging the local people and communities in Rock Art conservation Ms. Gabrielle O’Loughlin (Senior Project Officer – Cultural Heritage, Cultural Heritage and Biodiversity Management Unit, Kakadu National Park)
Mr Jeffrey Lee (Traditional Owner within Kakadu National Park)
14.00 – 14.30 Discussion & Q&A
14.30 -14.45 Coffee/tea break
Session 3: Sharing Best Practices from Wadi Sura, Egypt Moderator: Mr Abilio da Silva, National Director of Museums, Secretariate of State for Arts and Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
14.45 – 15.30 Documentation approaches, investigations and conservation issues for rock art sites in Wadi Sura, Egypt Mr Hans Leisen (senior expert on Stone Conservation)
15.30 – 15.45 Discussion & Q&A
Session 4: Critical Issues Moderator: Mr Manuel Smith, National Director of Cultural Heritage, Secretariate of State for Arts and Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture
15.45 – 16.30 Introduction (before the site visit): first observation on critical issues in the conservation of rock art sites in the Nino Konis Santana National Park
- documentation approaches
- investigations and preservation issues for rock art

- community engagement
- visitor management

Mrs Esther Von-Plehwe Leisen (expert on Stone Conservation)

Mr Jeffrey Lee (Traditional Owner within Kakadu National Park)

Day 2 (23 January 2016)
Time Session Resource Person
07.30 – 12.30 Site visit to the rock art sites
12.30 – 13.30 Lunch
Session 4: Critical Issues (continued) Moderator: Mr Manuel Smith, National Director of Cultural Heritage, Secretariate of State for Arts and Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry of Tourism
13.30 – 14.30 Group discussion on the identification of critical issues Facilitators: Representative from the Management Committee of Nino Konis Santana National Park
14.30 – 14.45 Coffee/tea break
14.45 – 15.45 Group presentations and plenary discussion Moderator: Mr Manuel Smith, National Director of Cultural Heritage, Secretariate of State for Arts and Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry of Tourism
15.45 – 16.15 Wrap up and way forward Mr Abilio da Silva, National Director of Museums, Secretariate of State for Arts and Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture Ministry of Tourism
16.15 – 16.45 Closing remarks the Management Committee of Nino Konis Santana National Park
Mr Bernards Alens Zako, Head of Culture Unit, UNESCO Office, Jakarta
Mrs Cecilia Assis, General Directorate of Culture, Secretariate of State for Arts and Culture, Ministry of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Timor-Leste

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