New challenges in the archaeological conservation in a country like Hungary

Visy, Zsolt (2002) New challenges in the archaeological conservation in a country like Hungary. In: Estrategias relativas al patrimonio cultural mundial. La salvaguarda en un mundo globalizado. Principios, practicas y perspectivas. 13th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. Actas. Comité Nacional Español del ICOMOS, Madrid, pp. 216-220. [Book Section]


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We live at the time of the growing globalization, which tends to cover and unify traditional values, culture of different nations. One of the main questions is, whether the mankind may let the perishing of these cultures. It was not always a question earlier. The people of the 20th century can be proud that he was the first in the history who have paid special attention to it. Speaking about archaeological heritage it must be mentioned that often human activity has increased their number instead of letting them to exist in their original form. Regrettable enough that again the people of the 20th century went into such crimes which have awoken the responsibility. A welcome development of today’s politics is the growing attention paid to the valuable heritage of our predecessors, and the remnants of their cultural traditions. It is not only for the sake of the material culture, but to preserve it as human resources for the present and for the future. The cultural heritage is not only a mere decoration for tourists but an organic part of our life. It is used through many ways, so the movable and non movable heritage together with its spiritual essence is integrated into our culture. The cultural, scientific and social knowledge of earlier generations were always built into the structure of the newer generations at first through oral tradition, later through written media, all that having been merged into the new possibilities of information technology.

Item Type: Book Section
Visy, Zsolt
Languages: English
Keywords: archaeological heritage; conservation of archaeological heritage; legal protection; World Heritage; Hungary
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 11. Legal protection and Administration
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 02. Archaeological site and remains
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 03. Archaeological sites
B. ARCHAEOLOGY > 01. Generalities
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 10 Jan 2011 12:05
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:16

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