Developing legal and administrative tools for protection of the meanings of cultural places

Uçar, Meltem and Madran, Emre (2008) Developing legal and administrative tools for protection of the meanings of cultural places. 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 users of a place are one of the main resources in defining the cultural identity and spirit of that place. The results of a field survey in Tarsus with the aim of assessing user-ascribed values revealed that some user-valued places and attributes were not covered by current legal and administrative rules and regulations in Turkey. In this context, this paper firstly identified the methodology of the field survey. Secondly, the current legal and administrative definitions of heritage and conservation tools in Turkey are assessed. Thirdly, the outcomes of the field survey are presented and the results in relation to legal and administrative aspects are evaluated. The paper concludes by suggesting new definitions and tools for the protection of the importance of the cultural places to the inhabitants.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Uçar, Meltem
Madran, Emre
Languages: English
Keywords: spirit of place; intangible heritage; conservation; legal aspects; legislation
Subjects: O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
K.LEGAL AND ADMINISTRATIVE ISSUES > 03. National/Regional legislations
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 12. Historic towns and villages
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Tarsus, Turkey
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 03 Sep 2010 08:57
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:11
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Uçar, Meltem. 2007. Assessment of User-Ascribed Values for Cultural Properties in Relation with Planning Process Case Study: Tarsus. Ph.D. diss., Middle East Technical University.

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