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Training in Kolonia, Pohnpei, FSM

Training Course in the "Documentation, Investigation, Analysis, and Treatment of a Cultural Resource Site (both Cultural Landscapes and Concrete Conservation): the Japanese Agriculture Station in the Pohnpei Botanical Garden"

Please visit the link to download the itinerary and registration form. Pohnpei Training Brochure

When: January 23-27, 2006, with optional tours on January 22 and 28, 2006

Where: Secretariate of the Pacific Community Conference Room Kolonia, Pohnpei, Federated States of Micronesia

Contact: David W. Look (510) 817-1401 or
Tevita Salato (691) 320-4851/4823 or,, or

The Training course will be located at the the Pohnpei Botanical Garden in the Art Deco style Japanese Agricultural Station. This structure was the location the Japanese government sent its leading scientists to conduct research on the tropical Pacific's native and imported plants, trees, and animals; hybidization; pest and disease resistant crops; and fertilizers. This site was built in 1926 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, and is one of the five structures left of the bombing of Kolonia in World War II. The Pohnpei Visitors Bureau, Pohnpei State Museum, and Horticulture and Agricuture Museum plan to rehabilitate the building for several functions in the near future.

The course is geared to undergraduate and graduate students studying historic preservation but is open to public, professionals, government employees, and building owners and managers. Students will learn how to survey and inventory, evaluate, document, and analyze sites; invenstigate problems, and recommend solutions based upon the Secretary of the Interiors's Standards for Historic Preseration Sites, Archeology and Cultural Landscapes.

The training and technical assistance project was developed under a grant from the National Park Service and National Center for Preservation Technology and Training Grant (NCPTT) and is co-sponsored by:
the Association for Preservation Technology International
Charles Sturt University's Institute of Land, Water and Society
College of Micronesia at Palikir, Pohnpei
Cornell University
FSM National Preservation Officer
ICOMOS International Scientific Committee for the Analysis and Restoration of
Structures of Architectural Heritage
ICOMOS/United States
Micronesia Seminar
Micronesian Endowment for Historic Preservation
Pohnpei State Historic Preservation Office
Pohnpei Visitors Bureau
Secretariat of the Pacific Community
Texas A & M University
National Park Service (NPS), Pacific West Regional Office
NPS National Center for Preservation Technology and Training
University of California at Pomona
University of Guam
University of Hawaii
University of Oregon
University of Southern California
The Nature Conservancy, Pohnpei, FSM

Please visit the link to download the itinerary and registration form. Pohnpei Training Brochure

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