A seminar series on the preservation and management of cultural relics is scheduled to take place in early November as part of the government's efforts to review the current situation of cultural preservation in Taiwan and to gather a new work force for this field throughout the next three decades.
"The Wheels of Conservation” seminar series will explore controversial cases from the past 30 years, examine the role of international organizations in protecting world heritage, revisit the topic of underwater archeology, discuss the applications of science towards cultural conservation, and expand on the management of unearthed cultural relics.
The government promulgated the Cultural Heritage Preservation Act in 1982, and the Act then was revised six times later in response to the needs of a new era. In 2002, the predecessor of the Ministry of Culture - the Council for Cultural Affairs - also began to promote a series of World Heritage Convention projects to help save a significant portion of the country's cultural legacy.
Organized by the Bureau of Cultural Heritage, "The Wheels of Conservation” will be held at the Taipei National University of the Arts on Nov. 8. For more information, please visit the event website at http://2013conservation.weebly.com/index.html.