The PATCH conference is held in the city of L'Aquila, town with a strong symbolic meaning, and drawing a great attention of the media for being so famous as in the past few years it was hit by a strong heartquake.
The Public Authorities of Perugia and L'Aquila, active in the sectors of culture, civil protection and community policies intervene during the conference and all the project partners have the opportunity to diffuse to the wide public their experience in applying protocols and procedures created within the PATCH project, to prevent damages on Cultural Heritages during seismic events in their countries.
7 October 2011 Heraklion – Natural History Museum of Crete and Municipality of Heraklion.
Training Workshop in Crete.On 7 October the teams for prevention and preservation in Crete participate in the workshop divided into two main phases. In first instance they will be introduced to the training activities with a theoretical presentation. Then, a practical implementation of the Protocols and Procedures produced within PATCH will be realized into the Natural History Museum and in the Agia Triada Area.
5-6 October 2011 4th project meeting in Heraklion, Crete.
Transnational meeting of the PATCH partners to discuss about the project activities, products and their future dissemination.
On 6th October The European Conference "Protecting Cultural Heritage" will be held in the premises of the Natural History Museum of Crete to present the implementation of the project in each country involved in PATCH.
26 and 27/07/2011 Valencia - MUMA "Museu Municipal D'Alzira"
Training Workshops in Spain addressed to intervention teams for prevention and preservation of the national cultural heritage from the earthquakes effects.
On 26 and 27 July 2011 the educational workshops (theoretical and practical) addressed to intervention teams for prevention and preservation of the national cultural heritage from the earthquakes effects are hosted in the rooms of the MUMA "Museu Municipal D'Alzira", in Valencia. The days of specialized training, promoted by Policia Local de Valencia and Consorci de la Ribera, under the guidance of experienced teachers, are attended by museum professionals, restorers, civil protection operators, technical experts and representatives of the Fire Department.
17/06/2011 and 24/06/2011 Assisi - Sacro Convento della Basilica di San Francesco
Highly specialized Training Workshop addressed to intervention teams for prevention and preservation of the national cultural heritage from the earthquakes effects.
On 17 and 24 June 2011, the educational workshops (theoretical and practical) addressed to intervention teams for prevention and preservation of the national cultural heritage from the earthquakes effects are hosted in the Norse Hall of the Sacro Convento della Basilica di San Francesco, in Assisi. The days of specialized training, promoted by Centro Studi Villa Montesca in collaboration with the Basilica Papale of San Francesco, under the guidance of experienced teachers, are attended by museum professionals, restorers, civil protection operators, technical experts and representatives of the Fire Department.
4-5/05/2011 3rd project meeting in Valencia, Spain
The partners meet to discuss about the progress of the project development in each involved country. During the session the forthcoming training and experimentation phase will be defined.
09/04/2011 Workshop about the prevention of CHs in Città di Castello, Perugia
Experts in CHs and Policy Makers meet to discuss about the activities of prevention of CHs adopted in Città di Castello in the last years
25/03/ 2011 Meeting of the Scientific Panel in Assisi (San Francesco Basilica)
Experts in Civil Protection meet to discuss about the procedures and tools to be used during the interventions on CH in case of earthquakes to prevent their negative effects.
26-27/10/2010 2nd project meeting in Limassol, Cyprus
The partners meet for showing the results achieved so far and the activities carried out in each country. The next steps and tasks will be also deeply discussed and defined.
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Cultural Heritage (CH) is part of our social environment and it is linked to our European identity. While preservation of life and property will always be the priority in any disaster situation, other 'assets', such as the preservation of cultural heritage has also become significant components in disaster management.
The impact of earthquake disasters on cultural heritage is usually severe and immediate and often irreparable because cultural heritage sites and items are particularly vulnerable to the effects of the disasters as they are finite, rare, valuable and non-renewable (therefore, the cost of losing them is really high).
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