it was with great pleasure that I learned that the XX
CIPA International Symposium
will take place in Turin on
September 27th > October 1st, 2005 and I am sure that both Turin
and the Conference Organizing Committee will welcome all delegates
with the typical Italian sense of hospitality that makes every trip
to Italy an unforgettable experience
The Symposium will guarantee an outstanding Scientific Programme
as well as a unique Social and Cultural Programme
in our country
. We are sure that you realize how much a trip
to Italy is always a "tour artistique". There are so many artistic
treasures and of such quality that to describe Italy
as an open-air art gallery
in its own right is not an exaggeration.
Italy signed the World Heritage Convention and through the work
carried out with great success under the General
Directorate for the Preservation of Cultural and Natural Heritage
has so far registered 37 locations on the World Heritage List.
It is indeed a most valuable task and endeavour to try to establish
a well-functioning coordination for the preservation of the Cultural
Heritage among all the nations around the World, as the title of
the XX CIPA International Symposium INTERNATIONAL
COOPERATION TO SAVE THE WORLDS CULTURAL HERITAGE
states, and I am therefore particularly honoured to invite all nations
to participate in the congress sessions and to wish all participants
a pleasant and scientifically fruitful stay in Italy, and particularly
I hope to great you in Turin in September 2005!
Minister of Cultural Resources and Affairs
I cordially invite you to the XXth CIPA International Symposium
to be held in Torino, Italy, on September 27th > October 1st, 2005.
The theme of the Symposium "International Cooperation
to save the worlds Cultural Heritage" underlines the need
and our common will to safeguard, preserve and promote our common
With the opportunity of this occasion, I wish to reconfirm that
our mission to "encourage the development of Principles and Practices
for the Recording, Documentation and Information Management for
all aspects of Cultural Heritage and to support and encourage the
development of specialized tools and techniques
in support of these activities" is valid and well pursuit.
Our ambition for this Symposium is to bring together two worlds:
conservators, architects and art historians, scientists and practitioners
will show their needs and problems, will demonstrate good and bad
examples, will report on the advances of inventory and monitoring
in their countries. On the other hand, technical
experts from all around the world will report on up-to-date methodologies,
on easy to handle and low cost methods for inventories, surveying
and photogrammetry, on new advances in photography, aerial and geophysical
prospection, and information technology, for application in the
heritage conservation and planning sciences.
This meeting is an opportunity for all of us
to learn about the new developments as well as share our experiences
with others. I am sure that this Symposium will prove to
be very successful and rewarding for all participants.
Let's promote CIPA as the international focal point for Heritage
President of CIPA
|RECORDIM PLENARY SESSION
As requested by the CIPA Symposium organizers, four (4) RecorDIM
Partner Organizations will be invited to participate in the RecorDIM
(on Day-2 of the Symposium) to talk about
their alliances and cooperation with other partners, and to report
on the progress and results of their task group activities. It is
felt that by exposing Symposium participants to concrete alliances
and results, this Plenary Session will incite other organizations
to create new task group proposals.
At the end of this Plenary Session, the RecorDIM
Task Group Alliance Hub
web page (http://extranet.getty.edu/qci/recordim/hub.html)
will be used as a framework:
CIPA-RecorDIM Roundtable-5 Meeting
- to show who is working on what task groups,
- to identify what gaps remain to be bridged, and consequently
- to generate dialogue towards resolving
some of the remaining gaps listed in the Roundtable-1
report (see pages 9-12 of the 'Bridging the Gap Between The Information
User and Provider' document at:
Roundtable-5 will take place immediately after the Symposium (October
1-2, 2005), to follow-up on the symposium RecorDIM
discussions. It will then focus on how to
improve communication between conservation organizations, and on
increasing efficiency and effectiveness in the use of the Alliance
One of the objectives will be to work towards
making this Hub become a 'one-stop meeting place'
for all those interested in 'the broad facets of RecorDIM' , i.e:
- networking, - sharing, - integrating, - resolving, - delivering.
Another important objective will be to
discuss 'who will take over what' of the
RecorDIM Initiative's key activities after its termination in 2007.
A more detailed Roundtable-5 Agenda will
be prepared after the July 18, 2004 ISPRS-RecorDIM Roundtable-4 meeting
that took place in Istanbul.
International Coordinator of the RecorDIM Initiative
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