Capacity Building Workshop Day 3- Preserving the Identity of Gurdwaras in Punjab

Lahore   (Muhammad YasirThe third day of the National Capacity Building Workshop for the PTEGP-UNESCO-WB a funded project, implemented by The Institute for Art and Culture (IAC) under the main project “Development of an Integrated Site Management Plan and Capacity Building for Sustainable Tourism Management of Selected Sikh Sites in Punjab” was held today at IAC.

The workshop kicked off with an understanding of the National Scenario of Cultural Heritage which was led by Saba Samee (Architectural Conservation Expert, IAC). Followed by an open discussion, Prof. Sajida Vandal (Project Heritage Site Planning Expert and Vice Chancellor, IAC) and Saba Samee gave a seminar involving the experts discussing various values by taking a particular religious site of historic importance.

The International Scenario of Cultural Heritage was led by Prof. Allesio Re (Project International Team lead, Santaganta, Italy), who emphasized on introducing various concepts of Heritage Management, Introducing International Guidelines and the concept of listing the built heritage.

Followed by a group activity based on developing a framework around value based conservation management approach was a module led by prof Pervaiz Vandal (National Team Coordinator and Pro Vice Chancellor, IAC) that emphasized on introducing management roles defined and proposed in the ISMP of the various Government departments as well as the role of other stakeholders in ISMP.

The workshop ended by a work assignment that targeted techniques or tools to improve Cultural Heritage Management in the custodian organizations.