Meeting for Heritage Damage Assessment in the Philippines
From:ICCROM   PublishDate:2013-12-16  Hits:2133

ICCROM is participating in a UNESCO joint expert mission from 2 to 12 December 2013 to Manila and the central Visayas to assist the Philippines in assessing the situation and damage caused by the recent natural disasters.

The mission assesses areas hit by the Bohol earthquake of 15 October 2013 as well as those areas affected by typhoon Haiyan (Yolanda) of early November 2013, led by the Philippine National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA).

The mission gives particular attention to assessing how to rebuild the historic churches of the area according to the traditional techniques. Since the churches have functioned as the center of the community, the plans aim to involve the local populace in restoration or rebuilding of the churches.

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