“Connection to Place”
The 2017 ICOMOS Canada Annual Meeting, Halifax, May 24-27, 2017.
On behalf of ICOMOS Canada and our partners, we are pleased to invite you to our Annual Meeting in Halifax, Nova Scotia, from May 24 to 27. Our hosts include Dalhousie University’s Faculty of Architecture and Planning, the Nova Scotia College of Art & Design and the Halifax Central Library. This year’s theme, Connection to Place, explores the relationship between people and place to understand its influence in defining and conserving places of cultural significance.
The primary focus of this year’s meeting is a series of Technical Discussions facilitated by some of our own members. These provide opportunities to discuss key topics including the conservation of World Heritage Sites, cultural landscapes, Indigenous heritage, the nature-culture journey, sustainable development and the Habitat III urban agenda.The final day features our Annual General Assembly. The Opening Event, held at NSCAD’s Anna Leonowens Gallery and Art Bar on May 24th, will feature three art exhibits related to the theme, a keynote speaker and the launch of the Jacques Dalibard Award. Registration is required to attend and actively participate in these activities.
On May 28, Post-Event Tours will give you the opportunity to discover some of the gems of Nova Scotia and continue the discussion on Connection to Place through visits that will stimulate the senses and the mind. A choice of three visits are offered.
The Annual Meeting includes several Public Activities. Exhibits of original works commissioned for this event will be on full display at NSCAD throughout the week. The Halifax Central Library will be hosting three days of activities from May 25th to 27th, including a Panel Discussion moderated by the CBC and featuring guests from Canada and abroad. These activities are free and we encourage you to become of member of ICOMOS Canada to continue supporting our mission!
We look forward to seeing you in Halifax, a city that offers plenty for those who love food, fun, and culture. In the meantime visit our website regularly for updates or sign up for updates through Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.
ICOMOS Canada wishes to thank HALIFAX 2017 Sponsors and Partners: