Conserving the Archaeological Soul of Places: Drafting guidelines for the ICAHM Charter

Egloff, Brian and Comer, Douglas C. (2008) Conserving the Archaeological Soul of Places: Drafting guidelines for the ICAHM Charter. 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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Gustaf Trotzig, a founder of ICAHM, states that ‘Representation of sites to the public takes many forms and have varying impacts on the archaeological remains and the ‘soul or spirit of the site’. Archaeological resources are a key component of global travel and local economies. How places are presented to the public varies wildly from entirely unkempt hidden treasures to highly manicured multimedia extravaganzas. An exhaustive survey of the heritage literature indicates that there have been fundamental shifts in the emphasis of archaeological heritage management from where academic values stressed knowledge and publication with the involvement of local peoples to the approach of today that caters for visitors and managers with little tangible outcomes by way of improving our understanding of the resource. Guidelines have been drafted for the ICAHM Charter that draws strongly upon the published experiences of archaeologists that explores the kinds of approaches that characterize best heritage practice.

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Egloff, BrianUNSPECIFIED
Comer, Douglas C.UNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: archaeology; archaeological remains; management; local population; intangible heritage; charter; ICAHM Charter
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 06. Doctrinal texts, conventions and charters
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
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Date Deposited: 30 Aug 2010 08:38
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:11
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