Preservation in the Virgin Islands: Problems in Translating Cultural Values

Chapman, William (1987) Preservation in the Virgin Islands: Problems in Translating Cultural Values. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 846-853. [Book Section]

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My paper discusses the problems of establishing a historic preservation program in an area where there is little traditional appreciation for historic buildings or sites. Preservation principles and values, set out in international agreements, express the common aspirations of the world community, but are often viewed as elitist dictates.

Item Type: Book Section
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Chapman, WilliamUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: preservation program; conservation of cultural heritage; cultural values
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 02. Concept and definition
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Virgin Islands, USA
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 01 Feb 2011 10:10
Last Modified: 01 Feb 2011 10:10
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/786

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