Topic: “ The Preservation and Practice of Asia-Pacific Railway Heritage ”
Topic: “ The Preservation and Practice of Asia-Pacific Railway
According to the spirits of “Taipei Declaration on Asian Industrial Heritage” issued at The
15th Session of The International Committee for The Conservation of The Industrial
Heritage (TICCIH) in 2012, which states “recognize the importance of transnational and
regional industrial heritage and the future Asian regional cooperation to promote the
preservation of industrial heritage is critical”, MOC established “Asian Network of Industrial
Heritage (ANIH) “ in March 2018, and held the first international preparatory meeting on
May 31, 2018, and agreed to take “railway” as the theme to promote preservation of Asian
industrial cultural heritage in 2019.
The field school curriculum aims to carry out “The Riga Charter” spirit and to promote ”The
Preservation and Practice of Asia-Pacific Railway Heritage by taking the preservation,
maintenance and management of Alishan Forest Railway for example. Especially, young
workers and researchers of railway cultural heritage from differing countries are invited in
order to enhance the railway cultural heritage preservation, activate knowledge, and establish
exchanges and cooperation networks.