The world monuments watch program: A unique public-awareness raising tool

Roure, Anne-Sophie (2002) The world monuments watch program: A unique public-awareness raising tool. 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. 341-344. [Book Section]


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Abstract (in English)

The World Monuments Watch is a global program established by the World Monuments Fund in 1995 to identify and preserve the world’s endangered cultural heritage sites. While the Watch program aims at attracting financial and technical resources, it was conceived as a tool to heighten public awareness. Informing the public of dangers that are threatening cultural heritage sites around the world is also a goal of the UNESCO World Heritage List and more specifically the List of World Heritage in Danger, as well as of ICOMOS Heritage@Risk. However the three programs have different structures and means of accomplishing their goals. Comparing them to the Watch program and looking at selected Watch case studies will enable us to understand better why the Watch program is a unique public-awareness raising tool and how it is used.

Item Type: Book Section
Roure, Anne-Sophie
Languages: English
Keywords: World Heritage List; World Heritage in Danger; Heritage at Risk (H@R); public awareness
Subjects: G. DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
M. WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
M. WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 04. World Heritage in Danger
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 21 Jan 2011 15:35
Last Modified: 21 Jan 2011 15:35

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