40 Years World Heritage Convention: Popularizing the by Marie-Theres Albert, Birgitta Ringbeck

By Marie-Theres Albert, Birgitta Ringbeck

Because the adoption of the realm historical past conference in 1972, the thought that cultural and average history must be secure and correctly applied has won recognition. through the years, notwithstanding, such usage techniques have been much less interested by principles of sustainability and have become more and more inspired by means of advertisement pursuits. This e-book discusses those advancements and indicates capability options that allows you to care for such unintentional developments.

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Dresden was granted World Heritage status in 2004. 22 In 2013 forty-four sites were inscribed on the Danger List, of which eighteen are natural heritage properties and twenty-six are cultural heritage properties. 23 Five sites are endangered because of environmental impacts or other effects of climate change. Fourteen sites are endangered by political or armed conflicts.  e. thirty sites, involve actors at various professional and financial levels who do not have access to sustainable and suitable protection options as required by the justification and mandatory criteria for the specific site.

The central recommendation of the International World Heritage Expert Meeting on Visual Integrity held from 6 to 9 March 2013 in Agra (India) was to forego the term “visual integrity”, inasmuch as the corresponding impairments might not only impact integrity, but also criteria for justification (i)-(vi) and the prerequisite criterion “authenticity”, as well as property management issues. Instead, the formulation “visual qualities and impacts on Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of a site” was 28 2 What is World Heritage?

In addition to those cited above, there are many other examples demonstrating how the destruction of cultures is a component of the historical development of humankind and right up to the present day. The destruction of tangible and intangible culture purposely aims to destroy identity. This is why the preservation of tangible and intangible culture is so important in securing sustainable protection of both individual and collective identity.  91). 29 Such destructive actions carried out by the warring countries also brought about the awareness that tangible cultural assets in particular must also be protected, as they symbolize the power of human creativity and reflect the wide spectrum of the cultural heritage of mankind.

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