18 April International Monuments and Sites Day 2013 join the event at the Nicholson Museum & historian and archaeologist Ben Churcher


Do the Monuments of Greece have Universal Values for All Humankind?


18 April 2013

A World Heritage listing is a sought-after accolade for a country but there is more to this listing than a sign at the front gate to a site. What does a World Heritage listing entail and what are the obligations on those countries holding World Heritage sites?

On International Monuments and Sites Day 2013 it is appropriate to examine how Greece contributes to the World Heritage List -administered by UNESCO and ICCOMOS- The International Council on Monuments and Sites) by examining some of the World Heritage sites listed, or in the process of being listed, within Greece. These sites vary from obvious inclusions such as the Parthenon, through to more obscure sites such as Mystras in the Peloponnese. The lecture will examine a number of these sites to explore what aspects elevate them from being of national Greek value to that of international value to all humankind.


Event details

  • When: 6.00pm - 8.00pm
  • Where: Nicholson Museum The Quadrangle
  • Cost: Cost: $32 ($25 for Friends of the Nicholson Museum)
  • Contact: Bookings Essential; Contact Museum Reception T + 61 2 9351 2812 E  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. W Nicholson Museum
  • More info: MUSEUM OPENING TIMES: Monday to Friday 10.00am – 4.30pm The First Saturday of Every Month 12.00pm – 4.00pm Closed on Public Holidays and Other Saturdays.
  • Speaker/ Performer: As both a private traveller, and a tour leader since 1993; Ben Churcher has travelled to the four quarters of the world and seen first-hand some of the world’s great archaeological sites and monuments. He also has extensive experience as a historian and archaeologist. Since 1983 he has been involved in the University of Sydney’s excavations at the site of Pella in Jordan, including stints as field director.

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