Robben Island and Mauritius heritage site ink ‘twinning’ deal; IOL

South Africa – Robben Island

Two Unesco World Heritage Sites have signed a twinning agreement that will solidify their links.

Robben Island Museum and Le Morne Cultural Landscape, in Mauritius, have joined forces.

Both these sites are a symbol of cultural diplomacy.

“As a World Heritage Site, continuous innovation and capacity building is key as stipulated by its Capacity Building Strategy, adopted by the World Heritage Committee in 2011,” says Robben Island Museum’s chief heritage officer Pascall Taruvinga.

“The strategy responds to the identified needs of a diverse and growing audience for capacity building for World Heritage conservation and management activities.

‘‘Development of resource materials such as best practice case studies and communication tools are among the activities foreseen by the strategy.

“Therefore, the twinning agreement between the museum and Le Morne Cultural Landscape is a fulfilment of this strategy.

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