Who are the custodians of the spirit of Blenheim?

Lyon, Sarah W. (2008) Who are the custodians of the spirit of Blenheim? 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]


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Abstract (in English)

Insofar as the spirit of Blenheim can be confined within the selection criteria entitling the site to be included on the World Heritage List, the integrated management plan of 2007, provides a framework within which different ways of safeguarding such a spirit may be studied. The plan incorporates national and world heritage site features, the latter creating the need to build on the principle of cultural sustainability. Thus the post selection values of care and management may be scrutinized in relation to the intangible cultural heritage. Although local authorities undertake to recognize the status of world heritage sites, management plans are not statutory documents in the United Kingdom. The main question resolved therefore, through documentary analysis, is that on-going rivalries are beneficial for, rather than inimical to, safeguarding the spirit of this place in Oxfordshire, United Kingdom.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Lyon, Sarah W.
Languages: English
Keywords: historic monument; palace; World Heritage List; management plan; spirit of place; intangible heritage
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Blenheim Palace, UK
UNESCO WHC Number: 425
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 02 Sep 2010 11:52
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:11
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