The cultural consistence of built heritage constitutes its intangible dimension

Campos, João (2003) The cultural consistence of built heritage constitutes its intangible dimension. In: 14th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Place, memory, meaning: preserving intangible values in monuments and sites’, 27 – 31 oct 2003, Victoria Falls, Zimbabwe. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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Abstract (in English)

Monuments and sites will only constitute outstanding examples of mankind’s genius if, to the aesthetic qualities of a know-how developed by different peoples, we add the perception of a cultural value that makes them unique and inter-relatable with a universal sense, in their historicity as well as in their authenticity. Revealing itself as fundamental to the self-identity of inhabitants and of places, the intangible dimension has to contain the recognition of its comprehension applied to a material support, which is specific to each heritage. Through examples as different as a baroque palace in Malta, the rescue of an ancient Portuguese church in Bangladesh or cooperation efforts being made in Indonesia to safeguard part of an ancient city-palace, we intend to highlight the importance of the immaterial values that justify the need to safeguard built heritage.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Campos, João
Languages: English
Keywords: monuments and sites; intangible heritage; intangible values
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Holy Rosary Church, Dhaka, Bangladesh; Vilhena Palace, Mdina, Malta; Swimming pools of the Sultan Palace, Yogyakarta, Indonesia
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2003, 14th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 11 Dec 2010 15:55
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:15

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