The photo exhibition “Journeys Through Our Fragile Heritage: discover, preserve, transmit” was created by UNESCO in collaboration with Wikimedia. It is composed of 14 panels about the topic of the fragility of heritage, and it was realized within the framework of the #Unite4Heritage global campaign.
It displays freely licensed Open Access digital resources, which illustrate the richness and diversity of our common cultural heritage.
The showcase highlights its marvel and fragility, aiming at fostering preservation and transmission to future generations.

Photo by Gilles Mairet, CC BY-SA 3.0, via Wikimedia Commons

The exhibition covers 14 of the images showcased virtually on Wikimedia.
The entire photo collection is available here: JourneysThroughOurFragileHeritage

After being exhibited at the United Nations Office in Geneva, the exhibition arrived in Lugano and it is jointly presented by Università della Svizzera Italiana (USI) and the City of Lugano. It will be displayed on USI main campus on the façade of the Informatics building until the end of June 2018, when it will be moved to the city center, along the outside fence of Parco Ciani, where it will remain until the beginning of September 2018.

The exhibition is presented in the frame of activities of the UNESCO Chair in ICT to develop and promote sustainable tourism in World Heritage Sites and in line with the scope of the Middle East Mediterranean Freethinking platform (MEM).

It represents a precious opportunity to bring the university closer to the city, as a service to its people and an added value to the development of the region.

Official inauguration

The inauguration of the photo exhibition will take place at USI on Monday 28th of May 2018 at 18.00.

CONTEST #Selfie4Heritage #faces4heritage

Participate in the competition and win!

Share on the Facebook page Faces4Heritage your selfie with a World Heritage Site dear to you, telling in some lines what it represents for you.

The ten pictures that will obtain more likes will be selected, and an ad hoc jury will determine three final winning pictures based on their relevance and originality. You have time to publish your #Selfie4Heritage until the 26th of May 2018.

The three winners will be rewarded during the official inauguration of the 28th of May 2018 with a book featuring UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

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