Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage

When, local time: 
Monday, 27 November 2017 - 9:00am to Saturday, 2 December 2017 - 6:00pm
China, Hong Kong
Type of Event: 
Category 7-Seminar and Workshop

The Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage will take place at the Hong Kong Maritime Museum and is the third in the series of Asia-Pacific conferences, following Manila (2011) and Honolulu (2014).
Under the theme “The Maritime Cultural Landscapes and Seascapes of Asia-Pacific: Voyaging, Migration, Colonization, Trade, and Cross-Cultural Contacts”, the Asia-Pacific Conference on Underwater Cultural Heritage (APConf) aims to address management and protection strategies on underwater cultural heritage in Asia and the countries of the Indian and Pacific Oceans in the 21st century. The Conference facilitates regional cooperation among academic, non-governmental organizations, and governmental networks in the region, and provide a forum for discussion of technical and ethical issues related to underwater cultural heritage and underwater archaeology.

Some one hundred delegates are expected to attend this Conference to present papers related to the theme and engage in discussions and networking.

During the Conference, the launching of the report “Safeguarding underwater cultural heritage in the Pacific: Report on good practice in the protection and management of World War II-related underwater cultural heritage” will be held on 28 November 2017.

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