The Monastery of San Millán de Yuso (Spain): Transmitting the importance of preserving the significance of a World Heritage Site

Morate, Gabriel, Almagro, Ana, Blanco, Teresa and Andonegui, Maria (2008) The Monastery of San Millán de Yuso (Spain): Transmitting the importance of preserving the significance of a World Heritage Site. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

In 2005 the Caja Madrid Foundation, the Regional Government of La Rioja and the Religious Community of the Augustinian Recollects signed an agreement to promote the Cultural Project of Restoration of the church of the 16th century Monastery of San Millán de Yuso that was included on the World Heritage List in 1997 as birthplace of the Spanish language.An ambitious Communication and Dissemination Plan was launched as part of the restoration project, aimed at introducing young students of the region to the concept of Cultural Heritage and the importance of preserving the values and significance of this World Heritage Site. The Plan consists of a series of activities related to the different parts of a multidisciplinary restoration project that permit the schoolchildren to understand disciplines such as archaeology, historical research, architectural construction, and restoration of furnishings. This initiative is intended to create an educational dynamic that will permit the Regional Office of Education to continue with these workshops even when this restoration process has been completed.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Morate, GabrielUNSPECIFIED
Almagro, AnaUNSPECIFIED
Blanco, TeresaUNSPECIFIED
Andonegui, MariaUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: monastery; restoration; restoration project; World Heritage List; visitor centre; education; educational activities; children; Spain
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 08. Children
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 07. Education
Name of monument, town, site, museum: San Millán de Yuso Monastery, Spain
UNESCO WHC Number: 805
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 28 Aug 2010 09:48
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:11
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1

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