CIE - Centre for International Heritage Activities
Centrum voor Internationale Erfgoedactiviteiten
CIE News and Events from 2012
Annual Report 2012
The CIE Annual Report for 2012 is available to read here. It details all our work over the whole of 2012, including an overview of our finances and inside reports by the CIE Director of our company's approach and work this year.
This seminar took place at the Sri Lankan Tourism Development Authority in Colombo. It paid attention to public-private partnerships and established relations between the public and private sectors. The day program consisted of presentations from international experts from the Netherlands, Australia and Malaysia. Private sector members were invited to participate and explore how they could become partners in heritage conservation programmes on local community projects.
The Ministry of Culture invited CIE's Director to speak at the conference for raising heritage awareness in the Maldives. It was attended by government officials and representatives from private diver associations. A project proposal for a capacity building program to support Maldives heritage was development.
Underwater Youth Development Programme
CIE collaborated with SAHRA for the annual Underwater Youth Development Program. THis year the activities took place at the Monwabisi Lifesaving Club in Cape Town, offering training in SCUBA diving and how to locate, identify and record objects buried in the sand.
Kick-Off Dutch-Australian Cultural Heritage Celebrations 2016.
9th October 2012
Held in the National Library of Australia in Canberra. This symposium marked the official beginning of the 2016 Dirk Hartog Celebrations. Heritage cooperations will culminate in the 2016 activities to celebrate the landing of Dirk Hartog in 1616. Stakeholders and possible members for the 2016 Steering committee as well as heritage professionals came together to discuss recommendations for the future and reflect upon past collaboration.
This heritage day was organised by CIE in Amsterdam. Experts in the Ghanaian-Dutch heritage field had the opportunity to discuss and reflect upon previous cooperations. The first session was on Heritage Awareness and Community Engagement, following which participants were split into groups who discussed Diaspora Migration and Slavery & Mercantile Heritage.
CIE visited Ghana in preparation for the Ghana Counterpart Day (2013). The team visited many sites along the coast such as Elmina, Accra, Cape Coast and Axim, which are the settings for our cooperative projects relating to Shared Heritage.
This Australian-Dutch heritage day was held in The Hague. It was attended by professionals and specialists working in the field of Australian-Dutch cultural heritage. Special focus was placed upon military heritage ties between the two countries and participants were asked to explore ideas for future shared heritage cooperation in this area.
CIE participated in the Asia-Pacific regional meeting in Koh Kong City, Cambodia. The meeting aimed to help countries accelerate the ratification of the 2001 UNESCO convention on underwater cultural heritage.nel.
This was the 4th underwater cultural heritage field school to be held in Guam. This year saw more students than ever participating from the Pacific. The course was run by Dr. Bill Jeffrey.
Exhibition 'Buddist Heritage', National Museum of Afghanistan
29th April 2012
The National Museum in Afghanistan opened this exhibition which covers the development of Buddish Heritage of Gandhara in Afghanistan through the ages. Gandhara art was important in the cultural development of the Kabul River Valley region and the National Museum has a high quality collection of this artwork.
The Indian-Dutch Heritage Symposium was organised by CIE in Kochi. heritage professionals working in and with India exhanged experiences and knowledge on Indian-Dutch shared cultural heritage. The following day and excursion to the Muziris Heritage Project Zone in the Kerala region was arranged to experience the rich multi layered heritage of the region, putting the discussions from the first day into context.
Heritage Day Australia and Cultural Heritage Connections Launch
21st February 2012
The Australian section of Cultural Heritage Connections was officially launched by His Excellency Willem Andreae which was then followed by the Australian-Dutch Heritage Day. The event was held in Fremantle, Australia. During these events professionals working in Australian-Dutch shared cultural heritage gathered to collaborate and exchange experience and ideas through workshops and panel discussions.
This fieldschool was organised by SAHRA, CIE and RIM as part of the MUCH Capacity Building Programme in South Africa. The team carried out a detailed survey of the 'barrel wreck' site with training provided in in-situ conservation and preservation by experts of the Western Australia Museum. Other groups worked on tangible and intangible cultural heritage connections between Robben Island and the mainland.