When Souls and Stones meet in Old Akko - The International Conservation Center

Peleg, Shelley-Anne (2008) When Souls and Stones meet in Old Akko - The International Conservation Center. 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)

As a World Heritage Site, Akko is a veritable live laboratory for studying and practicing conservation of historic sites and monuments. As an ancient city, once a major crossroad of Mediterranean civilizations, it has a rich and long heritage of oral traditions, social practices, rituals and festive events, as well as traditional crafts, art, music and culture. These aspects have barely been accounted for during development programs of the city. Local and international projects of the newly established International Conservation Center aim at enriching the character of the city by: *Enhancing the knowledge of the inhabitants of Akko about their city. *Safeguarding the intangible culture of the city by collecting, researching and reviving local traditions *Training conservation professionals at the sites of the city *Serving as a resource for all cultural and historic aspects of the city.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Peleg, Shelley-Anne
Languages: English
Keywords: World Heritage List; historic town; conservation; intangible heritage; International Conservation Center
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
O.INTANGIBLE HERITAGE > 01. Generalities
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 13. Historic town centres
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Old City of Acre, Israel
UNESCO WHC Number: 1042
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2008, 16th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 04 Sep 2010 14:00
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:11
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URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/30

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