Community and Stakeholders Engagement in Revival of Urban Heritage: Restoration and Rehabilitation Project of the Roman Nymphaeum in Amman

El Khalili, Mohammed, Al Adarbeh, Nizar and Al Bawab, Abeer (2018) Community and Stakeholders Engagement in Revival of Urban Heritage: Restoration and Rehabilitation Project of the Roman Nymphaeum in Amman. In: ICOMOS 19th General Assembly and Scientific Symposium "Heritage and Democracy", 13-14th December 2017, New Delhi, India. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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This paper presents a case study for a best management practice with applied methods to the revival of urban heritage as an approach for sustainable heritage preservation. It demonstrates a practical example of restoration and rehabilitation for the Roman Nymphaeum in Amman, which is considered as the biggest monument of its kind in the region. The Nymphaeum was suffering from different deterioration factors and forms that affect its state of conservation and was considered a visual pollution in the downtown. However, through a joint project with the Hamdi Mango Centre for Scientific Research at the University of Jordan, Department of Antiquities and Greater Amman Municipality in supporting the preservation efforts of the monument, it was possible to waive and preserve large areas of the site, which needed urgent solutions of restoration and conservation and to regenerate its role within the current archaeological context. The project is focusing on creating a new model in the downtown of Amman for the revival of urban heritage into a cultural forum open public space “Nymphaeum Archeological Park” that will foster socio-economic benefits to the community. The project will establish a new comprehensive methodology for cultural heritage preservation in Jordan based on community and stakeholders engagement with incorporation of all aspects of documentation, management, capacity building, conservation, rehabilitation, interpretation and presentation while monitoring and evaluation with regular maintenance to be enforced. This approach will close the cycle to ensure proper sustainability with compatible modern usage for archaeological sites.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
El Khalili, Mohammed
Al Adarbeh, Nizar
Al Bawab, Abeer
Languages: English
Keywords: urban; revival; sustainable; heritage; preservation; Amman; Roman Nymphaeum; deterioration; conservation; management
Subjects: D. URBANISM > 04. Rehabilitation
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 09. Social and economic aspects of conservation
G. DETERIORATION > 05. Prevention of deterioration
National Committee: ICOMOS International
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 19th General Assembly, New Delhi, 2017
Depositing User: intern icomos
Date Deposited: 19 Nov 2018 17:26
Last Modified: 04 Sep 2023 14:07
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