New "system" of presentation of Umayyad Desert Castles in Jordan. Integral museum of Umayyad civilization

Ilayan, Jamal (2003) New "system" of presentation of Umayyad Desert Castles in Jordan. Integral museum of Umayyad civilization. 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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These ancient castles were built as travel stations along the road between the Umayyad capital, Damascus, in Syria and the other district cities in Iraq and Arabia. The interpretation of these castles will be based on understanding the reasons for their foundation, their typology, function, structure and the relationships between them. At present these castles need a new system for their presentation that reflects their present condition while preserving and respecting their values and significance. The new system offers to the public a clear view of the integral aspects of the Umayyad civilization, which will help in the development of the program “Museum with No Frontiers” (MWNF)1. Each one of these castles will present one part of that civilization museum, in accordance with its architectural characteristics and appropriate development management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Ilayan, JamalUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: castles; interpretation; Umayyad civilization; museum; presentation
Subjects: L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 06. Musealization
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 02. Interpretation
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 03. Presentation
L.PRESENTATION AND TRANSMISSION OF HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Umayyad Desert Castles, Jordan
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2003, 14th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 16 Dec 2010 16:45
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:16
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/516

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