Le Morne Cultural Landscape: Protecting intangible heritage
Bakker, Karel A. and Odendaal, François (2008) Le Morne Cultural Landscape: Protecting intangible heritage. In: 16th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Finding the spirit of place – between the tangible and the intangible’, 29 sept – 4 oct 2008, Quebec, Canada. [Conference or Workshop Item]
Abstract (in English)
The Le Morne Brabant Peninsula in SW Mauritius is a natural landscape of unsurpassed beauty but also a contested cultural landscape. Diverse threats exist to the Le Morne Cultural Landscape that has recently been inscribed on the World Heritage List. The inscription is based on cultural heritage criteria, with much of the cultural assets being of an intangible nature. The Outstanding Universal Value (OUV) of the site is largely based on resistance to slavery, and a suite of intangible heritage that ranges from myths to colourful dances. This paper provides the context for the conservation of the cultural landscape, defines the key components of the intangible heritage, illustrates various examples of obstacles that would have posed negative and irreversible impacts on the intangible heritage, and provides detail re the approach, methodology and legal instruments that were used to successfully protect the intangible heritage of this unique and important place.
|Item Type:||Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)|
|Keywords:||cultural landscape; World Heritage List; intangible heritage; World Heritage Convention; threats|
|Subjects:||M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 01. Generalities
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
|Name of monument, town, site, museum:||Le Morne Cultural Landscape, Mauritius|
|UNESCO WHC Number:||1259|
|ICOMOS Special Collection:||Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)|
|ICOMOS Special Collection Volume:||2008, 16th|
|Depositing User:||Jose Garcia|
|Date Deposited:||10 Sep 2010 08:02|
|Last Modified:||13 Jan 2011 19:12|
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