Untangling the intangible and tangible heritage web

Hallam, Derek (2008) Untangling the intangible and tangible heritage web. 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)

In this paper the author considers his long held view that the tangible illustrates and illuminates the intangible and uses two Australian examples to develop and challenge his preconceptions. The examples are the University of Sydney and the road corridor opening the areas south of Sydney. This is carried out by defining the origins and subsequent development of the places, identifying interested parties, investigating the tangible and intangible values over time and closes with a discussion of the merits of the preconceived view and alternatives. The author concludes that his previous view was with merit but by far too simplistic and explores a more appropriate approach through the use of matrices based on interested parties and physical entities. A conclusion is reached that envisages a single entity within which the tangible and intangible are embedded and entangled and needing the experience and skills of the heritage professional to analyse.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Hallam, Derek
Languages: English
Keywords: historic places; tangible heritage; intangible heritage; spirit of place; route
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: The University of Sydney Quadrangle, Australia; Towrang Road Bridge, Australia
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2010 06:56
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/73

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