International UNESCO workshop “Objects of World Heritage: Preservation and Use for Sustainable Development” in Nesvizh and Mir
On 24–26 May the National History and Culture Museum Reserve “Nesvizh” and castle “Mir” hosted the international workshop “Objects of World Heritage: Preservation and Use for Sustainable Development” organised by the Ministry for Culture of the Republic of Belarus and with financial and expert support of the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.
International experts from Great Britain, Lithuania, Latvia, Russia, Poland, and the Ukraine etc took part in the workshop. Belarusian museum workers got a unique chance to learn the advance expertise of the UNESCO in the use of the world heritage objects to also develop tourist potential.
The workshop was dedicated to the Convention Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage of 1972. Such workshops are held worldwide in 2012. In the meeting of 26 May 2012 in the conference-hall of the Mir Castle a report by the director of the National Art Museum Vladimir Prokoptsov “Mir Castle: first expertise in turning a UNESCO object into a museum in the Republic of Belarus was presented (the report was read by Nadezhda Usova). Mir Castle was a branch of the National Art Museum for over 20 years (1987–2010).