START 2012 Manila

3-7 September 2012
University of Santo Tomas Manila, Philippines

You are cordially invited to START 2012 – Science and Technology for Art: Conserving and Recording Tangible, Intangible, and Natural Heritage, a conference and training program on 3-7 September 2012 at the University of Sto. Tomas.

With funding from the Official Development Assistance Grants for UNESCO Activities, the Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology in Japan, and the Advanced Imaging Technology Laboratory, Kyoto University,  the conference will feature plenary talks from international experts and short courses on the topics of conserving and recording tangible, intangible, and natural heritage.  Local organizational partners are the National Museum, the National Historical Commission of the Philippines, the University of the Philippines, and the UNESCO National Commission.

The events will be from 3-7 September 2012. Venue will be at the University of Santo Tomas and the National Historical Commission of the Philippines. The conference and training program will be open to researchers, collectors, artists, students, custodians of heritage, media, as well as the general public. Participants may choose to join the following events:

Event 1 : Conference on Science and Technology for Art 

Date: 3 September 2012

Venue: University of Santo Tomas, Civil Law Auditorium, Main Building

Intended Audience:  Limited to 250 seats. Open to all stakeholders of cultural heritage.  Click here for the programme.

Event 2 :  Educational Program and Training Course on Scientific Recording and Preservation of National and International Cultural Heritage Assets

Date: 4-7 September 2012: Training Program

Venue: UST Graduate School and National Historical Commission of the Philippines

Intended Audience: Limited to 40 museum professionals, heritage custodians, artists, graduate students and researchers of science, engineering and humanities


·         There will be screening for accepting participants of the Educational Program.

·         There will be certain requirements for Graduation Certificate.

·         The participants of the educational program are requested to give at least two reports, paper or presentation on their field of expertise or interest and their achievements in the training program.

Click here for the programme. 

Since slots are limited please pre-register separately for each event by entering your name, affiliation, and contact information in the Preregistration Form.