The conservation of intangible cultural heritage in historic areas

Yuan, Wang (2008) The conservation of intangible cultural heritage in historic areas. 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)

    Having developed gradually over time, historic areas embody the values of traditional culture both tangible and intangible. However, the built environment and material culture in historic areas, such as historic buildings, are the absolute center in the protection process in present China, while the conservation of intangible cultural heritage has seldom been carried out consciously. In recent years, with a growing world-wide attention to intangible heritage and the successive publication of Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage, Kimberley Declaration and Teemaneng Declaration, conservation for the intangible heritage of historic areas has become a more and more conscious topic in China gradually. With a case study, this paper illustrates the progress in the conservation of historic areas in China, and how the conservation of tangible heritage can also be enhanced through the conservation of intangible heritage, especially with conserving the spirit of historic areas.

    Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
    Yuan, Wang
    Languages: English
    Keywords: historic sites; conservation; intangible heritage; Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage; China
    Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 02. Theory and doctrinal texts
    K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 06. Doctrinal texts, conventions and charters
    O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
    ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
    ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
    Depositing User: Jose Garcia
    Date Deposited: 14 Sep 2010 08:23
    Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12

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