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  • 1. Cultural Heritage and Climate Change
    Specialist in Cultural Heritage Management

2. Activity 1
Look at the museum object given to your group and discuss the following points:
What is it?
How is it important?
How was itmade?
What and who are needed to create it?
3. Look Kuang, Lao Song Ethnic
4. Terracotta Buffalo, Dan Kwien
5. Wooden Man, India
6. Nang Kwak Amulet, Thailand
7. Roman Lamp
8. Wooden Warrior
9. Persian Manuscripts
10. Bayon Temple
11. Cultural Heritage
Components of Cultural Heritage:
Materials / Cultural Expressions
12. Cultural Heritage
Tangible Heritage
historic buildings, archaeological sites, collections, archives
13. Cultural Heritage
Intangible Heritage
Traditional knowledge, wisdom, ways of life, rituals, cultural practices, performances
14. Living Heritage
15. Living Heritage
Herbal medicine doctor teaching students on the benefits of different herbs.
16. Balanced Conditions
Suitable and Stable Climate
e.g. temperature, moisture, UV rays
Traditional Knowledge
Traditional Community
Traditional Materials
Happy Heritage
Suitable soil chemistry and biological components
17. Imbalanced Conditions
Sad Heritage
18. 4,500 year-old male skeleton at the Ban Natong prehistoric cave site in the North of Thailand
19. Climate Change is directly affecting the worlds cultural heritage.
Climate Change is acknowledged by world organizations dealing with heritage management e.g. UNESCO, ICOMOS, Getty Conservation Institute, and ICCROM as one of the most real threats that heritage is facing.
20. SPAFA published a journal on Impact of the Cyclone Nargis on Cultural Heritage Monuments in Myanmar.
21. Impact of Climate Change on Cultural Heritage
Physical Impact
Direct Impact: Storm, flooding, erosion of coastal areas, melting permafrost, landslides, extreme precipitations, desertification
Indirect Impact: Moisture, vegetation, salt crystallization, pest, biological effects, scarcity of traditional materials
22. Flooding
23. Coastal Erosion
24. Salt Crystallization and Dissolution
25. Lichen
26. Termites/ Pest
27. 100 places to remember
28. Ban HuengKlang Village, Sekong, Lao PDRICCROM SPAFA Department of Heritage, Lao PDR
29. 30. The Talieng (Trieng) Tribe

  • 23,000 Talieng people live in southeastern Laos in remote mountainous areas of Sekongand Attapu provinces, near the border with Vietnam.

31. In the 3rd lunar month of every year the Talieng hold a 7-day ceremony where prayer is held for all Talieng ancestors. Buffaloes are sacrificed in front of the communal village house.


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