UNESCO helps restore and revitalize Indonesia’s historic districts

On January 18-23, 2016, UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization) sponsored a workshop in Jakarta, Indonesia titled “Caring for Our Heritage Buildings: Revitalizing Indonesia’s Heritage Districts”.

The workshop’s goal was to train key stakeholders in Indonesia’s heritage sector in best practices related to heritage conservation.

It brought together building owners, architects, site managers, government staffs and others involved in conservation interventions in Indonesia’s heritage districts.

Recognition is growing throughout Indonesia that our cultural sites are precious and non-renewable resources – once they are gone, they are gone forever. Unfortunately those tasked with carrying out restorations too often employ improper methods of conservation – a challenge common throughout the Asia-Pacific region.

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