07 • July • Julio

Photo: Duluth, 2018 July 1 Canada Day (Canada) July 1 Territory Day #TerritoryDay (NT, Australia) July 3 Saint Day: Tomás el Apóstol(Mexico) July 4 Independence Day (USA) July 6 Frida Kahlo Birthday (Mexico) July 11 World Population Day July 14 Bastille Day (France) July 18 Mandela Day (South Africa) July 18 World Listening Day July 20 Anniversary of Apollo 11 Moon Landing July 20 and looking up at the moon July 27 International Day …

Markets

Photo: Channon Market Markets are as old as the crossroads. They are a mashup of conversations and commerce embedded in the 360 degree, face-to-face exchange. The best markets are a combination of tasting rooms and empathy museums. The best markets are the epitome of responsible travel — good places to live and good places to …

Al-Ahsa Oasis

The oasis of Al Ahsa in eastern Saudi Arabia becomes the kingdom’s fifth UNESCO World Heritage site. The nomination of the Al-Ahsa Oasis Cultural Landscape as a World Heritage site was accepted at this week’s World Heritage Committee meeting, #42WHC. Al-Ahsa is a traditional oasis historical region in eastern Saudi Arabia whose name is used …

Outstanding Universal Value

Buzzwords Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) = Cultural and/or natural significance which is so exceptional as to transcend national boundaries and to be of common importance for present and future generations of all humanity. Essay Outstanding Universal Value is one of the central ideas underpinning the World Heritage Convention. For properties to be of Outstanding Universal …

International Council of Museums (ICOM)

Elsewhere on the Web The International Council of Museums (ICOM), created in 1946, is a worldwide organisation of museums and museum professionals. ICOM is committed to promoting and protecting natural and cultural heritage, present and future, tangible and intangible. With more than 37,000 members in 141 countries, the ICOM network is made up of museum …

New Zealand’s National Digital Forum #NDFNZ 2018

Poster Wellington, New Zealand – The National Digital Forum – http://www.ndf.org.nz – hosts its annual conference November 19-21, 2018. Registration is now open. The forum is a network working together to enhance digital interaction with culture and heritage. In addition to the conference, arranges local events, and supports professional development opportunities. To get a sense …

UNESCO

Elsewhere on the Web The United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) – http://www.unesco.org – is a specialized agency of the United Nations. The purpose of UNESCO is to contribute to peace and security by promoting international collaboration through education, science, and culture in order to further universal respect for justice, the rule of …

World Environment Day 2018

Poster June 5 is World Environment Day. “We recommend celebrating World Environment Day every day of the year,” said Planeta.com founder Ron Mader. 2018’s theme of blocking plastic pollution resonates across the globe. Motto: If you cannot reuse it, refuse it. “Beat Plastic Pollution”, the theme for World Environment 2018, urges governments, industry, communities, and …

World Heritage

Buzzwords A World Heritage site is a landmark or area which is selected by the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) as having cultural, historical, scientific or other form of significance, and is legally protected by international treaties. Wikipedia World_Heritage_site 2018 42nd Session of UNESCO’s World Heritage Committee #42whc How to tweet about …

06 • June • Junio

Photo: NASA Astronaut From World Environment Day to Matariki, here’s our calendar for June with links to the Solstice, World Oceans Day and International Surfing Day. Events June 1 Sharing Day June 3 Mabo Day June 5 World Environment Day World Environment Day June 6 National Day of Sweden (Sveriges nationaldag)(Sweden) June 8 World Oceans Day World Oceans Day June 8-11 Re-enactment of Cook’s Landing Cooktown, Queensland – The annual event comemorates …