About this talk
Climate change is becoming an increasingly urgent concern on all fronts, including cultural heritage, as more extreme weather events are affecting existing structures and activities happening around us. However, the relationship between climate change and cultural heritage has not been fully explored or considered given that the links between climate change and cultural heritage have only been made recently. This talk will consider the links made between cultural heritage and climate change in international conventions and declarations and discuss the existing gaps in knowledge that need to be addressed in this area.
Speaker & Moderator
Speaker: Mr. Zaki Jumahri
Zaki Jumahri is an independent researcher and writer with a decade’s experience across the arts, cultural heritage, non-profit and legal sectors both in private and public sector organisations. His writings have been featured in arts publications including Art & Market and Art Republik. His research interests include Jawi and Arabic manuscripts, Singapore history and cultural heritage, and art and cultural heritage law. He is currently pursuing the Art, Business and Law LLM at Queen Mary, University of London.
Moderator: Dr. Jack Tsen-Ta Lee
Dr. Jack Tsen-Ta Lee, Expert Member of the International Scientific Committee for Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues (ICLAFI) of the International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS); a member of ICOMOS Singapore; and President of the Singapore Heritage Society since 2017. Previously a legal academic between 2008 and 2017, he maintains research interests in constitutional and administrative law, media law, and heritage law. Jack was previously a member of the National Collection Advisory Panel (2013-2021) and he is a member of the Archaeology Advisory Panel (since 2019) of the National Heritage Board; the Heritage and Identity Partnership of the Urban Redevelopment Authority of Singapore (since 2018); and member of SEACHA Board of Directors.
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