The Dhulikhel Conservation Project - The inventory method by an interactive CD. A Study supported by the EU within the Asia Urbs Programme

Koellisch, Wolfgang (2002) The Dhulikhel Conservation Project - The inventory method by an interactive CD. A Study supported by the EU within the Asia Urbs Programme. In: Estrategias relativas al patrimonio cultural mundial. La salvaguarda en un mundo globalizado. Principios, practicas y perspectivas. 13th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. Actas. Comité Nacional Español de Icomos, Madrid, pp. 31-33. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

Dhulikhel is a small town located 30 km east of Kathmandu. Situated on the ancient trade route to Tibet, and densely populated by the ethnic Newars, the known history of the settlement has been traced back to the early Malla period (16th century) and beyond. The urban structure is particularly precious as, besides containing many examples of the woodcarving for which the Newars are famous, it is based upon an ancient Hindu planning doctrine. The town’s traditional domestic dwellings are evidence of a rich cultural heritage. However, the visible dilapidation of much of the ancient urban structure, and the lack of any organised attempt to preserve it, has led to a largely uncontrolled and rapid rate of dismantling and new building activities. During the dismantling phase, detailed building surveys - even of recognisably historic buildings - are uncommon. This absence of documentation ensures that what is lost is soon forgotten.

Item Type: Book Section
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Koellisch, WolfgangUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: conservation; conservation project; heritage documentation; inventory
Subjects: F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 44. Recording techniques
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 07. Inventories
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Dhulikhel Conservation Project, Nepal
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 18 Dec 2010 16:00
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:16
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/531

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