Second Foundation Course on Underwater Cultural Heritage Management for the Caribbean begins in St Eustasius

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The second UNESCO Foundation Course on Underwater Cultural Heritage Management for the Caribbean States has begun at the Center for Archaeological Research on the island of St. Eustatius, with the participation of students from Belize, Bonaire, Curacao, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saba, St. Eustatius, Suriname, Venezuela, and South Africa. The participants will follow a month long course in underwater archaeology and the management of underwater cultural heritage, lasting from 17 November to 13 December 2014.
This capacity building activity has been organized by the RCE (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed), the Cultural Agency of the Netherlands, with the support of the UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean in Havana, the UNESCO offices in Haiti, and Jamaica, the UNESCO National Commission of the Netherlands and the Leiden University under the framework of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage Convention.
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The second UNESCO Foundation Course on Underwater Cultural Heritage Management for the Caribbean States has begun at the Center for Archaeological Research on the island of St. Eustatius, with the participation of students from Belize, Bonaire, Curacao, Cuba, Dominican Republic, Haiti, Saba, St. Eustatius, Suriname, Venezuela, and South Africa. The participants will follow a month long course in underwater archaeology and the management of underwater cultural heritage, lasting from 17 November to 13 December 2014.

This capacity building activity has been organized by the RCE (Rijksdienst voor het Cultureel Erfgoed), the Cultural Agency of the Netherlands, with the support of the UNESCO Regional Office for Culture in Latin America and the Caribbean in Havana, the UNESCO offices in Haiti, and Jamaica, the UNESCO National Commission of the Netherlands and the Leiden University under the framework of the 2001 Convention on the Protection of the Underwater Cultural Heritage Convention.

Expert instructors from the UK, The Netherlands, Argentina, the United States and UNESCO will cover a vast number of subject dealing with the management and proper study of underwater cultural remains, which when studied scientifically, can yield a great amount of information about our past.

The course has been designed for professionals working in underwater cultural heritage management, including underwater cultural heritage protection, and will provide participants with theoretical and practical training in the techniques, practices and technology involved in the study, protection and preservation of this important legacy, not only for the Caribbean, but for humanity.