The evolution of "cultural heritage" in international law

Von Truetzschler, Werner (2005) The evolution of "cultural heritage" in international law. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

The paper explores the conceptual shift from the protection of monuments as seen from a romantic and national point of view in the 19th century through the intregated conservation in the 60s and 70s of the last century to the goal of sustainable management of the cultural parts of the natural and historic landscape as a whole including material and non-material aspects. Both international binding conventions and soft law like recommendations and declarations are examined as well the international charters for conservation and restoration. The paper concludes whilst welcoming the improving consciousness of the cultural heritage in questioning the practicability of managing a steadily widening notion of cultural heritage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Von Truetzschler, Werner
Languages: English
Keywords: protection of cultural heritage; legislation; international legislation; international conventions; charters
Subjects: K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 06. Doctrinal texts, conventions and charters
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 02. International legislation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2010 13:12
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14

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