The Spirit of the Place During the Life of a Monument in the Case Study of World Heritage Site as Vat Phou (Laos)

Messeri, Beatrice (2008) The Spirit of the Place During the Life of a Monument in the Case Study of World Heritage Site as Vat Phou (Laos). 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)

To this day, Vat Phou site represents a unique example of the social and religious use while being a commercial tourist attraction. This case can be considered a model but one must consider its intrinsic future risks. Main threats and haphazard interventions and financial speculation as many have already occurred at other WHL sites over the time. The goal here is to recommend preventive and comprehensive measures to preserve the very fabric and spirit of the place.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Messeri, BeatriceUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: World Heritage List; conservation; monument; spirit of place; intangible heritage; legislation; cultural landscape
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Vat Phou and Associated Ancient Settlements within the Champasak Cultural Landscape, Lao PDR
UNESCO WHC Number: 481
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Sep 2010 10:38
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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