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    • Cultural Heritage and Climate Change
      Specialist in Cultural Heritage Management
    • Activity 1
      Look at the museum object given to your group and discuss the following points:
      What is it?
      How is it important?
      How was it made?
      What and who are needed to create it?
    • Look Kuang, Lao Song Ethnic
    • Terracotta Buffalo, Dan Kwien
    • Wooden Man, India
    • Nang Kwak Amulet, Thailand
    • Roman Lamp
    • Wooden Warrior
    • Persian Manuscripts
    • Bayon Temple
    • Cultural Heritage
      Components of Cultural Heritage:
      Materials / Cultural Expressions
    • Cultural Heritage
      Tangible Heritage
      historic buildings, archaeological sites, collections, archives
    • Cultural Heritage
      Intangible Heritage
      Traditional knowledge, wisdom, ways of life, rituals, cultural practices, performances
    • Living Heritage
    • Living Heritage
      Herbal medicine doctor teaching students on the benefits of different herbs.
    • Balanced Conditions
      Suitable and Stable Climate
      e.g. temperature, moisture, UV rays
      Traditional Knowledge
      Traditional Community
      Traditional Materials
      Happy Heritage
      Suitable soil chemistry and biological components
    • Imbalanced Conditions
      Sad Heritage
    • 4,500 year-old male skeleton at the Ban Natong prehistoric cave site in the North of Thailand
    • Climate Change is directly affecting the world’s cultural heritage.
      Climate Change is acknowledged by world organizations dealing with heritage management e.g. UNESCO, ICOMOS, Getty Conservation Institute, and ICCROM as one of the most real threats that heritage is facing.
    • SPAFA published a journal on Impact of the Cyclone Nargis on Cultural Heritage Monuments in Myanmar.
    • Impact of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage
      Physical Impact
      Direct Impact: Storm, flooding, erosion of coastal areas, melting permafrost, landslides, extreme precipitations, desertification
      Indirect Impact: Moisture, vegetation, salt crystallization, pest, biological effects, scarcity of traditional materials
    • Flooding
    • Coastal Erosion
    • Salt Crystallization and Dissolution
    • Lichen
    • Termites/ Pest
    • 100 places to remember
    • Ban HuengKlang Village, Sekong, Lao PDRICCROM – SPAFA – Department of Heritage, Lao PDR
    • The Talieng (Trieng) Tribe
      • 23,000 Talieng people live in southeastern Laos in remote mountainous areas of Sekongand Attapu provinces, near the border with Vietnam.
      • In the 3rd lunar month of every year the Talieng hold a 7-day ceremony where prayer is held for all Talieng ancestors. Buffaloes are sacrificed in front of the communal village house. 
    • Communal House
      50-60 years old
      Ban HuengKlang
    • One day after: Tropical Storm Ketsana, 2009
    • Documentation of the Village’s Settlement Pattern
    • What is left of the village.
    • Model of the Village Hall
    • Cultural Impact
      Migration of traditional communities
      Adaptation causing loss of traditional practices and changing ways of life
      Change of environment
      (e.g. climate, vegetation, food etc.)
      Loss of Cultural Memory
    • For the first time in history, climate change makes conservators rethink conservation.
      It’s not possible to conserve everything and to conserve forever.
      Continuity of knowledge and traditional communities
    • Kaewwanna Living Indigo Museum
    • Learning about Moh Hom, a traditional way of life
    • Cooking local dishes
    • เที่ยวบ้านเก่า เข้าใจภูมิปัญญา
      Visiting old houses
    • Roleplaying and
    • Interconnectedness