A changing townscape: Røros throughout a century of heritage management

Bye, Mette (2008) A changing townscape: Røros throughout a century of heritage management. 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)

This paper is a presentation of one of five case studies for a PhD-thesis on the treatment of Norwegian wooden vernacular with a heritage status. In the case of Røros my objective is to discern a pattern of architectural preservation from the time of the first listings in 1923 and onwards. Røros has endured a century of preservationist involvement, something which had influenced the townscape by the time it achieved World Heritage status in 1980. Through the study of seven listed buildings I document the changes to a loved and seemingly well preserved street scene, reflect on how and why these changes happened, and discuss what they constitute today in terms of authenticity, values and spirit of place.

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Bye, MetteUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: World Heritage List; Historic town; conservation; industrial town; restoration of historic monuments; authenticity; spirit of place
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Røros Mining Town and the Circumference, Norway
UNESCO WHC Number: 55
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Oct 2010 15:21
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:13
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/234

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