GCPCH Programme: 27, 28, 29 October 2021 - 10h00-15h00 daily

Wednesday, 27 October 2021 

Theme - Knowledge sharing

09h00     Systems check

09h30     Videos of Presidents playing

09h45     UP Choir/Orchestra insert as 15 min countdown

10h00     Opening Prof. Norman Duncan Vice-Principal: Academic at the University of Pretoria

10h15     Welcome Prof. Vasu Reddy Dean Humanities University of Pretoria

10h30     Keynote on the importance of Conservation Education outside the established hubs, i.e., Africa/South America/Middle East/Hong Kong/ India. Mariët Westermann previous executive vice-president Mellon, Vice Chancelor NYU – Abu Dhabi, Board of ALIPH

11h30     Comfort break

11h45     AcCESS – online Conservation education platform and repository for university lecturers in conservation/conservation science – Maartje Stols-Witlox, University of Amsterdam

12h15     UP Jazz band and virtual meet and greet over breakfast/ lunch/dinner

13h00     CSEO– Conservation Science Education Online – Alison Murray, Queens University

13h30     NICAS – A Global Infrastructure for Heritage Science – Benjamin Rous, NICAS

14h00     Comfort break

14h15     Round table discussion: Facilitating knowledge sharing


Thursday, 28 October 2021

Theme - The impact of Covid-19 and current initiatives in Africa

09h00     Systems check

09h45     UP Choir/Orchestra insert 15 min countdown

10h00     Meet and Greet with Professor Johnson, head of the School of Arts, University of Pretoria

10h15     COVID 19: an opportunity to realise integrated conservation experiences with communities in isolated territories – Mg. Mariana Vidangossy (Conservatory of the Universidad Austral de Chile), Karin Weil- Universidad Austral de Chile 

10h45     Survey on impact of COVID-19 protocols on traditional and cultural practices of communities Botswana – Susan Keitumetse and Kalane

11h15     Comfort break

11h30     An investigation on the impact of COVID on Heritage Training and Student exchange, post study employment etc. in Africa – Alison Gilcrest and Denise Lim. Yale IPCH

12h00     African Director's Forum - Charlotte Ashamu; Book Bunk - Wanjiru Koinange; Chao Maina from African Digital Heritage and The Museum of British Colonialism

12h40     Lunch

13h30     South Africa's Constitutional Court Art Collection

14h00     Round Table discussion: Dinkho tsa Badimo – How African Sacred Spiritual objects suffer from dissociation in collections – Mabafokeng Hoeane, Motsane Seabela, Gogo Khanyakude, Gogo Thato Tshukudu, Siskonde Papu, Anniln Matabane

15h00     UP Jazz band and virtual coffee break


Friday, 29 October 2021

Theme - Repatriation, access and co-curation

09h00     Systems check

09h45     UP Choir/Orchestra insert 15 min countdown

10h00     A review of the state of the question regarding restitution of heritage objects and human remains in Chile - Lina Nagel (Coordinator of the Unit for Illicit Trafficking of Patrimonial Assets at the National Sub-Directorate for the Promotion and Management of Heritage Ministry of Chile) and Marisol Richter (Universidad de Los Andes, Santiago Chile)

10h30     Comfort break

10h45     UCLA Fowler Museum’s work to incorporate conservation into provenance and repatriation - Erica P Jones

11h15     Restitution, repatriation of objects from Western museums to Africa: Why, how and to whom? Rachel Mariembe (Cameroon)

11h45     Comfort break

12h00     Roundtable discussion on Repatriation, access and co-curation

13h00     Lunch with the UP Ensemble

14h00     Closing Ceremony – handing over of steering committee chair to Youngjae Kim and Seungtae Nam

14h30     Video from South Korea as invitation to the Fifth Annual Meeting of the GCPCH

Important Dates
Conference Duration
27 October 2021 - 29 October 2021
14 September 2021 - 26 October 2021 [OPEN]
Call For Abstracts
14 September 2021 - 26 October 2021
Global Consortium for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage
Salomé Le Roux
Contact Email
[email protected]
Contact Number
+2772 213 8238
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Impact of COVID-19 and current initiatives in Africa
  • Repatriation, access & co-curation