Sustainable conservation systems for preservation of monuments, sites in their settings

Staneva, Hristina (2005) Sustainable conservation systems for preservation of monuments, sites in their settings. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This paper argues that an appropriate cultural policy and a relevant conservation system are productive factors for preserving the organic link between the monuments and their settings while reflecting the dynamics of modern development. An advanced legislation should ensure correlation between conservation, territorial planning and environmental protection and thus would safeguard the monuments and their surroundings. The laws and regulations should be stimulating, rather than restrictive, in order to promote local interest in the process. The administration, supervision and control over the activities carried out on the monuments, settings and contiguous zones are more successful through close coordination between central and local, formal and informal bodies. The strategy for financing preservation could be efficient if focused on seeking new sources, such as controlled cultural tourism. The management of cultural resources is deemed to ensure the interaction between conservation and sustainable development while preserving the cultural continuity and the integrity of the sites and their settings. A concisely presented case study of Plovdiv could illustrate the impacts of the current conservation system in Bulgaria. At present a joint project between ICOMOS-Bulgaria and ICOMOS-Japan is in progress on the particular site. Such cooperation is unprecedented in ICOMOS society.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
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Staneva, HristinaUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: historic town centre; conservation of historic monuments; legal protection; setting; management; town planning; sustainability; financing
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
D.URBANISM > 02. Urban planning
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Plovdiv, Bulgaria
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 08 Nov 2010 14:03
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/345

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