Wrecks of the WWI become officially cultural heritage in Finland

Haapala, Matleena and Virtala, Satu-Kaarina (2017) Wrecks of the WWI become officially cultural heritage in Finland. In: The UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Cultural Heritage: how do we make it work? Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands, Amersfoort, The Netherlands, pp. 43-45. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

Paper presented during the ICLAFI – ICUCH Symposium, 29th June – 1st July 2017, Cultural Heritage Agency of the Netherlands Amersfoort, The Netherlands Shipwrecks from the First World War located within the Finnish territorial sea are ”becoming of age”. According to national heritage legislation, the wrecks that can be considered to have sunk over one hundred years ago, or parts thereof, are protected as ancient sites. There is also an increasing interest among divers to find and visit the WWI underwater cultural heritage. Therefore the defense and museum authorities need to cooperate closely in the management of such heritage. Beyond the territorial waters, however, the Finnish museum authorities have no official role since Finland has not yet ratified the UNESCO Convention on the Protection of Underwater Heritage.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors:
AuthorsEmail
Haapala, MatleenaUNSPECIFIED
Virtala, Satu-KaarinaUNSPECIFIED
Corporate Authors: ICOMOS International Scientific Committee on Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues (ICLAFI); ICOMOS International Committee on the Underwater Cultural Heritage (ICUCH)
Languages: English
Keywords: Underwater cultural heritage; World War I; Legal framework; national legislations; laws; Protection of underwater cultural heritage; Underwater archaeology; Maritime sanctuaries; Shipwrecks; Public awareness; Cultural significance; Finland
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 07. History of conservation
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 08. Underwater archaeological site
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 25. Underwater cultural heritage
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 02. International legislation
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 05. International organizations
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 06. Doctrinal texts, conventions and charters
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 05. Europe
International Scientific Committee: Legal, Administrative and Financial Issues, Underwater Cultural Heritage
Number of Pages: 119
Depositing User: Mrs Lucile Smirnov
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2019 08:26
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 08:26
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/2190

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