Peripheral vision: Implications of spatial contextualisation for communities surrounding heritage sites

Butland, Rowena (2005) Peripheral vision: Implications of spatial contextualisation for communities surrounding heritage sites. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]


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By recognising the importance of a setting or spatial context for heritage sites, the interests of cultural heritage managers often extend beyond the conventionally defined borders inscribed on a heritage list. The impacts of heritage management practices on populations that live within the bounds of heritage sites are understood in broad terms, but the impacts of these processes on the wider area that forms the spatial context of a heritage site remain poorly understood. The Angkor World Heritage Site (Cambodia) is an ideal case study to investigate the implications of spatially contextualising heritage. As a condition of the site’s inscription on the World Heritage List (1992), a modern management scheme was established that sought to create an Angkor ‘experience’. Angkor was contextualised within the wider landscape, in part, by exerting considerable control on post civil-war development outside the confines of the heritage site (primarily the town of Siem Reap). Through the adoption of participatory methodologies and GIS-based spatial analysis that allow integration of local community and management perspectives, the study seeks firstly to define - spatially and descriptively – the setting of the Angkor World Heritage Site. It then explores the implications of heritage management for the modern landscape surrounding Angkor.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Butland, Rowena
Languages: English
Keywords: historic monuments and sites; setting; surroundings of monuments; management; archaeological heritage; World Heritage site
Subjects: M. WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Angkor World Heritage Site, Cambodia
UNESCO WHC Number: 668
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 18 Nov 2010 19:12
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
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