Tourism and the invisible historic sites in Antarctica

Senatore, Maria Ximena and Zarankin, Andrés (2012) Tourism and the invisible historic sites in Antarctica. In: ICOMOS 17th General Assembly, 2011-11-27 / 2011-12-02, Paris, France. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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This paper focuses on a number of especially endangered sites, which are the first human settlements in Antarctica related to whaling and sealing exploitation in the 19th century. Different cases detected in the South Shetland Islands are discussed in order to contribute to the development of concrete strategies of management and protection to meet the advance of tourism.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Speech)
Senatore, Maria Ximena
Zarankin, Andrés
Languages: English
Keywords: Polar heritage; Human settlement sites; Cultural heritage at risk; Protection of cultural heritage; Management ; Guidelines; Tourism; Tourism management; Antarctic regions
Subjects: B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
E. CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 15. Human settlements
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 20. Polar heritage
I. CULTURAL TOURISM > 02. Tourism management
I. CULTURAL TOURISM > 05. Tourism impact
I. CULTURAL TOURISM > 06. Types of tourism (urban, rural, religious...)
P. GEOGRAPHIC AREAS > 03. Arctic and Antarctic regions
Name of monument, town, site, museum: South Shetland Islands, Antarctica; Byers Peninsula, Livingston Island, Antarctica; Fildes Peninsula, King George Island, Antarctica; Hannah Point, Livingston Island, Antarctica; Hennequin Point, King George Island, Antarctica; Yankee Harbour, Greenwich Island, Antarctica
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2011, 17th
Depositing User: ICOMOS FRANCE
Date Deposited: 16 Aug 2012 14:10
Last Modified: 26 Jul 2023 16:10
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