Pacific Preservation Symposium


The Republic of the Marshall Islands Historic Preservation Office (RMI HPO), the National Park Service (NPS) and the Micronesian Endowment for Historic Preservation (MEHP) are hosting a Pacific Preservation Symposium, in Majuro, Republic of the Marshall Islands, January 17-19, 2006. The symposium will take place at the Outrigger Marshall Islands Resort.  (click to view agenda)


The theme of the symposium is Resources, Research and Protection.  The speakers have a wealth of experience, commitment, a deep cross-cultural sensitivity and knowledge that will contribute to not only the symposium but also to the discussions that will follow.  (click to view speakers)


The ten Pacific Island Historic Preservation Office's will be presenting their program accomplishments at the Annual Consultation Meeting, which follows the symposium.  The representatives are from the Republic of the Marshall Islands, Republic of Palau, Federated States of Micronesia (including the four FSM States of Pohnpei, Kosrae, Yap, and Chuuk), American Samoa, Guam, and the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands.


The three-day symposium provides opportunities to speak about how professional historians, archaeologists and cultural anthropologists may be able to assist host countries and the Pacific Territories in accomplishing their historic preservation goals.  The symposium provides unique opportunities for those interested in discussing in practical terms the mutual responsibilities and concerns of professionals and historic preservation officials in these emerging countries.  How these things may be accomplished will be a key discussion point. 


The public is welcome to attend. Please contact the RMI HPO, Secretary Wilbur Allen at (692)625-4476 or (692)625-5024 for information regarding the cost of the symposium.