Who will be our possible clients?
As ‘WHVPA’ this name shows, 'World Heritage' is the
focus that our business venture will dedicated to. The World
Heritage List was established under terms of The Convention
Concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage
adopted in November 1972 at the 17th General Conference of UNESCO.
The Convention states
that a World Heritage Committee "will establish, keep up-to-date
and publish" a World Heritage List of cultural and natural
properties, submitted by the States Parties and considered to
be of outstanding universal value.
One of the main responsibilities of this Committee is to provide
technical co-operation under the World Heritage Fund for the safeguarding
of World Heritage properties to States Parties whose resources
States Parties can request international assistance under the
Fund for the preparation of tentative lists and nomination forms,
expert missions, training of specialized staff, and supply of
equipment when appropriate; they can also apply for long-term
loans and, in special cases, non-repayable grants. Requests must
concern work necessary for the preservation of cultural or natural
sites included in the World Heritage List or assistance to national
or regional training centers.
Emergency assistance is also available under the Fund in the case
of properties severely damaged by specific natural or man-made
disasters or threatened with imminent destruction.
As of 29 June 2002, the number of sites on the World Heritage
List stood at 754.
The detail list of these WH sites can be found on: http://whc.unesco.org/nwhc/pages/sites/main.htm
The Committee named
12 sites in 1978, 45 in 1979, 28 in 1980, 26 in 1981, 24 in 1982,
29 in 1983, 23 in 1984, 30 in 1985, 31 in 1986, 41 in 1987, 27
in 1988, 7 in 1989, 17 in 1990, 22 in 1991, 20 in 1992, 33 in
1993, 29 in 1994, 29 in 1995, 37 in 1996, 46 in 1997, 30 in 1998,
48 in 1999, 61 in 2000, 31 in 2001, 9 in 2002, and 24 in 2003.
The sum of the numbers of sites inscribed each year is greater
than the total number of inscribed sites due to the merging of
adjacent sites by subsequent action of States Parties and the
World Heritage Committee.
(Statistics taken from UNESCO )
See this page for details: http://whc.unesco.org/nwhc/pages/home/pages/homepage.htm
Each of these WH sites has special organizations for daily operating
and preservation work. Many sites also have auxiliary museums
and gift shops for introducing these sites to the world. Our business
aim is to have all of these organizations whether public sectors
or private ones to be our customers!
2.1.2 Why they choose WHVPA ?
Around the world, there
are at least thousands of museums or organizations (public and
private) caring these 754 WH sites, and this figure keeps increasing
year by year.So,
our target market is these thousands of establishments around
As will be detailed
stated in following sections, autosteroscopic 3D displays present
a three-dimensional image to a viewer without the need for glasses
or other encumbering
viewing aids. From my part’s work, you can see the virtual
vivid image of Petra. Instead of the convention means of taking
2D images of these WH sites, WHVPA will take the advantages of
autostereoscopic display to do this job for WH organizations and
- Protect endangered
human heritage sites;
- Cheap in cost;
- Convenience conference,
- Attract more public
attention to the threatened sties; for example, the threat to
world heritage in Iraq.
Information found at http://users.ox.ac.uk/~wolf0126/
Detailed Information about this will be covered in the Business