Conservation and management of ceramic archaeological sites along the maritime Silk Route

Ng, Louis C.W. (2005) Conservation and management of ceramic archaeological sites along the maritime Silk Route. 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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Abstract (in English)

From the 12th to the 17th centuries, Chinese export ceramics were the major commodities in the maritime trade between China and the West. This “Maritime Silk Route”, spanning the waters of Europe and Asia, accelerated the economic and cultural exchanges between various ancient European and Asian countries. In recent years, plenty of Chinese export ceramic wares have been excavated from shipwrecks and kiln sites. Addressing to the proper conservation and management of the archaeological sites and finds along the Maritime Silk Route, the author has the following recommendations: (1) to establish a holistic and long-term conservation policy while respecting the diverse heritage conservation systems of different regions; (2) to set up an inter-regional co-operation platform in order to strengthen the conservation of and research on archaeological sites and finds; (3) to strengthen the conservation of shipwrecks and training of underwater archaeology personnel; and (4) to open and establish a database for the information of archaeological finds unearthed in different regions in order to facilitate research work.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Ng, Louis C.W.UNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural route; silk; archaeological sites; ceramics; conservation; management; setting; World Heritage Convention
Subjects: B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 04. Archaeological finds
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 07. Management
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 07. Cultural routes
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Maritime Silk Route
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2010 07:57
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/444

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