By Marisol Bo-oc | 10:40 PM November 05, 2020
Audrey Dawn Tomada, head of the National Museum Bohol, has been awarded one of the 30 Getty Foundation Attendance Grants to this year’s International Institute for Conservation (IIC) Congress Edinburgh 2020, the National Museum of the Philippines (NMP) announced on Thursday.
The 28th Biennial Congress, with the theme “Practices and Challenges in Built Heritage Conservation,” is the first fully online event of the esteemed International Institute for Conservation of Historic and Artistic Works (IIC) and happening now, from November 2 to 6.
More than 1000 participants from 87 countries joined one of the most important meetings in the conservation world and part of its program is a Welcome Meeting and Networking Sessions for grantees.
This year Getty grant recipients will also be able to participate in a professional development workshop online, led by Debbie Hess Norris, Bob Norris and Sarah Staniforth, ‘Developing Leadership and Advocacy Skills for the Preservation of Cultural Heritage’.
The grant given is to cover expenses that facilitate digital access and online participation, such as the purchase of headphones and enhanced data connectivity.
The event is timely and relevant especially for the National Museum of the Philippines as we continue with our restoration and reconstruction projects in the Philippines especially with National Cultural Treasure built heritage in Bohol which were damaged or turned to rubble following the 2013 earthquake in Bohol.
Tomada is an Anthropology graduate, cum laude, from the University of the Philippines – Diliman.
She had been a consultant for marketing and medical anthro researches, cultural communities and social impact assessment projects.
She was the director of Jose R. Gullas Halad Museum.
She taught anthropology at the University of the Visayas.