Conservation experts, structural engineers and architects, art and cultural workers, academics, NGOs, and Church representatives gathered recently for the ‘International Symposium on the Seismic Retrofit of Unreinforced Masonry Heritage Churches of the Philippines‘ held January 13 and 14, 2016 at the Auditorium of the National Museum of the Philippines along Taft Avenue in Manila.
It was a well-attended conference, with resource speakers from Italy, Portugal, India, United Kingdom, Turkey, USA, and the Philippines. It was organized by the National Commission for Culture and the Arts (NCCA), the National Museum, the University of Santo Tomas Center for Conservation of Cultural Property, International Council on Monuments and Sites (ICOMOS) Philippines, and Bakas Pilipinas, a US-based historic preservation society.
Bahay ng Diyos Foundation, Inc. was among the participants of the conference.
Lectures presented during the conference may be downloaded from the BAKAS PILIPINAS website.
Photos source: NCCA and Bakas Pilipinas