Following a recent election IFLA is delighted to announce that a new Chair of the Cultural Landscapes Committee has been appointed. Professor Sung-Kyun Kim is the President, Asian Cultural Landscape Association (ACLA) and Professor, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea and has had long standing relationship with IFLA, serving as the Korean delegate of IFLA for more than 10 years, as the Treasurer of IFLA Eastern Region from 1999 to 2002 and as the chair of IFLA APR Cultural Landscape Committee from 2007-2012.
Professor Kim outlined his vision for the committee which includes establishing distinct identity of Cultural Landscape in IFLA, extending current the Cultural Landscape list and creating a social network system to share cultural landscape data, including pictures, drawings, archival documents, and ongoing planning strategies, furthermore Professor Kim aims to increase networking among Cultural Landscape researchers and increase the opportunities for practical academic interchange at a low cost, he will focus on creating cultural landscape programs in developing countries and encourage understanding and use of cultural landscape as base for sustainable development goals within ‘Local action Global vision’.
IFLA warmly welcomes Professor Sung-Kyun Kim to the Committee and looks forward to working with him and the committee members in the future.
You can find out more about the Cultural Landscapes Committee here.