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Land of a Thousand Pagodas: The UNESCO World Heritage Site of Bagan

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Join us for a celebration of Myanmar's world-renowned heritage.

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In June 2019, the ancient city of Bagan, Myanmar, was finally inscribed on the UNESCO World Heritage list, some 24 years after it was first nominated. Join us to learn more about the outstanding universal value of this sacred landscape, and the process by which its historical and religious significance was acknowledged and celebrated by the international community.

One of the highlights of this event will be a keynote address by Professor Richard Mackay, AM, a World Heritage Adviser for the International Council on Monuments and Sites, who undertook the technical ‘in-country’ assessment of the nomination for Bagan as part of the World Heritage Committee’s evaluation process.

The event will also feature a traditional Myanmar Weaving Dance performance by the Myanmar Cultural Society, and a series of ‘lightning talks’ that highlight the University’s expertise across different areas of research in Myanmar.

The evening will conclude with light refreshments and an opportunity to discuss all things Myanmar with the speakers, performers and organisers.

We hope you can join us and share in this unique Myanmar experience.

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Prof Richard Mackay, AM is the ‘Director of Possibilities’ at Mackay Strategic, founding Partner of GML Heritage, an Adjunct Professor at La Trobe University and a Member of the NSW Independent Planning Commission. Richard has been an ICOMOS cultural advisor at recent Sessions of the UNESCO World Heritage Committee, and is a member of the National Executive Committee of Australia ICOMOS and the Convenor of the ICOMOS global General Assembly which will be held in Sydney in October 2020. He is a past Chair of the Australian World Heritage Advisory Committee, and wrote the ‘Heritage’ theme of the 2011 and 2016 Commonwealth State of the Environment reports. In 2003 he was made a Member in the General Division of the Order of Australia for services to archaeology and cultural heritage. In 2018 Richard undertook the technical advisory mission to Bagan as part of the ICOMOS evaluation of the World Heritage nomination.

Please note the planning and execution of this event has been largely undertaken by students enrolled in the Project Management, Masters Capstone Program, which aims to offer real-world, experiential learning for project students at the University of Sydney.

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