The international collieries study

Hughes, Stephen (2002) The international collieries study. Technical Report. ICOMOS, Paris, France, 40p. ICOMOS Thematic studies, Collieries. [Book]

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Abstract (in English)

This is the most recent in a series of industry studies prepared for the World Heritage Secretariat of ICOMOS on behalf of TICCIH as part of the Global Strategy for the 1972 UNESCO World Heritage Convention, examining areas of the international heritage considered to be under-represented on the World Heritage List. It is not a list of the international collieries deemed to be most worthy of inscription on the World Heritage List: such examples are chosen by national governments that are States Party to the Convention and approved for inscription by the World Heritage Committee. Its primary aim is to define criteria of especial relevance for the selection of colliery monuments for nomination to the List and to provide international examples to which the criteria could be applied. These examples have not been confined to Europe, where so many historically significant collieries with fine buildings continue to exist, but include an internationally diverse range of examples. The evaluation criteria devised for the study are based on criteria i-iv in paragraph 24 of the Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention (WHC/2/Revised July 2002: UNESCO). They could equally be used for any forthcoming study of non-ferrous metals mines for the Global Strategy. They classify mines for inscription on the World Heritage List as: a unique achievement; a masterpiece of the creative genius; to have exerted great influence on developments of technological importance; an outstanding example of a type of structure or feature which illustrates a significant stage of history or directly associated with economic or social developments of outstanding universal significance. Areas of significance within these criteria include technology, economy, social factors, landscapes, and documentation. The renewal of parts of functional structures over a period of time is accepted as part of the evolution of a working monument and does not exclude the monument from consideration for inscription on grounds of authenticity.

Item Type: Book (Technical Report)
Hughes, Stephen
Corporate Authors: ICOMOS; TICCIH
Languages: English
Keywords: coal mines; industrial landscapes; World Heritage; criteria; definitions; evaluations; technological changes
Subjects: H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 16. Industrial and technical heritage
H. HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 28. World Heritage
M. WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 06. Operational guidelines
Q. LANDSCAPES > 18. Technology
National Committee: ICOMOS International
Institutions & Partners: TICCIH
ICOMOS Special Collection: ICOMOS Thematic studies
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: Collieries
Number of Pages: 40
Depositing User: ICOMOS DocCentre
Date Deposited: 11 Oct 2023 10:46
Last Modified: 16 Feb 2024 11:39

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