International Scientific Conference: Protection of Cultural Heritage from Natural and Man-made Disasters
The National and University Library in Zagreb, NUL Preservation Department, with more than 50 years of experience in the protection of various library materials (books, manuscripts, maps, prints, etc.), is currently hosting the International Scientific Conference Protection of Cultural Heritage from Natural and Man-made Disasters. The Library organised the Conference in cooperation with the Croatian Meteorological and Hydrological Service, Institute of Archaeology, Faculty of Humanities and Social Sciences, University of Zagreb and Faculty of Civil Engineering, University of Zagreb. It started today, 8 May 2014, in Zagreb and will close on 10 May 2014 in Šibenik. You may find its programme on the website of the Conference.
The Conference is being held under the auspices of the Croatian Ministry of Science, Education and Sports, Ministry of Culture and the Croatian Commission for UNESCO.
Cultural heritage is one of the key determinants of every nation and community. Taking into consideration a small number of examples of efficient systems aimed at the protection of that heritage from disasters, the National and University Library in Zagreb found it necessary to organise this conference and thus contribute to the development and adoption of the national and regional strategy for cases of various kinds of conditions threatening cultural heritage.
The Conference will bring together over one hundred eminent experts and specialists from four continents, the representatives of the academic community and administrative bodies of institutions, local and state governments, as well as the owners of private collections, with the aim of the development of strategy for the protection of cultural heritage from natural and man-made disasters and the formulation of a proposal for introducing amendments to the existing legislation.