The interdependency of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage

Bouchenaki, Mounir (2003) The interdependency of the tangible and intangible cultural heritage. In: 14th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Place, memory, meaning: preserving intangible values in monuments and sites’, 27 – 31 oct 2003, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

Over the past thirty years, the concept of cultural heritage has been continually broadened. The Venice Charter (1964) made reference to “monuments and sites” and dealt with architectural heritage. The question rapidly expanded to cover groups of buildings, vernacular architecture, and industrial and 20th century built heritage. Over and above the study of historic gardens, the concept of “cultural landscape” highlighted the interpenetration of culture and nature. Today an anthropological approach to heritage leads us to consider it as a social ensemble of many different, complex and interdependent manifestations. This is now reflecting the diversity of cultural manifestations. The quest for the “message” of cultural properties has become more important. It requires us to identify the ethical values, social customs, beliefs or myths of which intangible heritage is the sign and expression. The significance of architectural or urban constructions and the transformation of natural landscapes through human intervention are more and more connected to questions of identity.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Bouchenaki, MounirUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: cultural heritage; intangible heritage; tangible heritage; The 1972 Convention concerning the Protection of the World Cultural and Natural Heritage,; World Heritage List; The 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 17. Intangible cultural heritage
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 02. World Cultural and Natural Heritage
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2003, 14th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Dec 2010 17:11
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15

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