Historic core of Split and the peristyle of Diocletian's palace: Economic impact of cultural heritage preservation

Sunara, Sagita Mirjam (2011) Historic core of Split and the peristyle of Diocletian's palace: Economic impact of cultural heritage preservation. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Abstract (in English)

A management plan for the historic centre of Split has recently been produced in order to improve the planning and coordination of activities which aim at better quality of life of its inhabitants and of the economy, while securing the long-term protection of cultural values of the place, and coping with the impact of growing tourism. The restoration and rehabilitation of the Peristyle of Diocletian's Palace is described as one of the most significant and the most extensive projects in the historic core of Split since its inscription on the UNESCO's World Heritage List 30 years ago. Started in 2004 as a stone cleaning operation, after a two-year survey of the as-found condition of the Roman colonnade and the surrounding buildings from later periods, it developed into a complex project including archaeological, geophysical and geo-mechanical research, consolidation of foundations and upper structures, cleaning and conservation of stone, plaster and other materials, lighting and presentation of this multi-layered monument. It is anticipated that the project will be completed by 2012. Apart from being an outstanding opportunity for young experts to gain hands-on experience in the most contemporary conservation and restoration procedures, the Peristyle project, together with other significant restoration works within the historic core, showcase the best conservation practice, and support the local economy by creating new jobs in conservation and maintenance of historic structures. Property value has risen and new uses, both commercial and cultural, have been attracted to the site.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Sunara, Sagita Mirjam
Languages: English
Keywords: palaces; historic town centres; tourism; cultural tourism; world heritage; cultural heritage; world heritage list; local development; economic and social development; impact; conservation; preservation of monuments; croatia; management plans; restoration projects; research projects; restoration works
Subjects: B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 06. Urban archaeological site
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 03. Archaeological sites
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 04. Architectural ensembles
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 28. World Heritage
I. CULTURAL TOURISM > 01. Generalities
J. HERITAGE ECONOMICS > 02. Economic impact of heritage
UNESCO WHC Number: Historical Complex of Split with the Palace of Diocletian, Croatia (WHC 97)
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2011, 17th
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 03 Dec 2012 14:30
Last Modified: 03 Dec 2012 14:30
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6- Sunara has presented the Peristyle project nationally and internationally: International Institute for Conservation

Congress in Istanbul, Turkey, 2010 (poster), TRAINMONHER in Morelia, Mexico, and Split, Croatia, 2008 (lectures),

Restoration Fair Restauro in Ferrara, Italy, 2006 (lecture), Conference Use of Lasers in Conservation and Conservation

Science in Ljubljana, Slovenia, 2005 (lecture and posters). Three exhibitions about the Peristyle conservation-restoration

works have been organized in Split: in 2010, 2007 and 2005.

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URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/1292

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