Living with heritage at Angkor

Mackay, Richard and Sullivan, Sharon (2008) Living with heritage at Angkor. 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)

The World-Heritage citation for Angkor celebrates its artistic and technical achievement as testament to a "past" civilization; yet contemporary Cambodians see Angkor as a continuing, integral part of their culture. Recent work by the Cambodian APSARA Authority, Sydney University and other partners recognises Angkor as home to hundreds of thousands of Khmer, who through cultural and religious practices, are part of the spirit of the place. The Living With Heritage project is using a consultative, participatory approach to identify heritage values and the threats to them in the Angkor region. The traditional role of the 'expert' has thereby evolved to include stakeholder consultation and facilitation. Through close collaboration with key stakeholders and an inclusive participatory approach, the Living With Heritage project is endeavouring to build capacity for Cambodian heritage managers to address the inter-related nature of tangible and intangible values of the Angkor cultural landscape through values-based management.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Mackay, Richard
Sullivan, Sharon
Languages: English
Keywords: World Heritage List; archaeological site; spirit of place; management; planning; heritage values
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Angkor, Cambodia
UNESCO WHC Number: 668
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 09 Sep 2010 07:12
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:12
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