Art and Cultural Heritage

Art and Cultural Heritage Author Barbara T. Hoffman
ISBN-10 0521857643
Release 2006
Pages 562
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Art and Cultural Heritage is appropriately, but not solely, about national and international law respecting cultural heritage. It is a bubbling cauldron of law mixed with ethics, philosophy, politics and working principles looking at how cultural heritage law, policy and practice should be sculpted from the past as the present becomes the future. Art and cultural heritage are two pillars on which a society builds its identity, its values, its sense of community and the individual. The authors explore these demanding concerns, untangle basic values, and look critically at the conflicts and contradictions in existing art and cultural heritage law and policy in its diverse sectors. The rich and provocative contributions collectively provide a reasoned discussion of the issues from a multiplicity of views to permit the reader to understand the theoretical and philosophical underpinnings of the cultural heritage debate.


Heritage Author Abba Solomon Eban
ISBN-10 9780671441036
Release 1984
Pages 354
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From the birth of Jewish history to the rebirth of the State of Israel, the author, the former Israeli ambassador to the U.S. and the U.N., traces four thousand years of Jewish experience


Heritage Author Rodney Harrison
ISBN-10 9780415591959
Release 2013
Pages 268
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Historic sites, memorials, national parks, museumsewe live in an age in which heritage is ever-present. But what does it mean to live amongst the spectral traces of the past, the heterogeneous piling up of historic materials in the present? How did heritage grow from the concern of a handful of enthusiasts and specialists in one part of the world to something which is considered to be universally cherished? And what concepts and approaches are necessary to understanding this global obsession? Over the decades, since the adoption of the World Heritage Convention, various e~crisese(tm) of definition have significantly influenced the ways in which heritage is classified, perceived and managed in contemporary global societies. Taking an interdisciplinary approach to the many tangible and intangible e~thingse(tm) now defined as heritage, this book attempts simultaneously to account for this global phenomenon and the industry which has grown up around it, as well as to develop a e~toolkit of conceptse(tm) with which it might be studied. In doing so, it provides a critical account of the emergence of heritage studies as an interdisciplinary field of academic study. This is presented as part of a broader examination of the function of heritage in late modern societies, with a particular focus on the changes which have resulted from the globalisation of heritage during the late twentieth and early twenty-first centuries. Developing new theoretical approaches and innovative models for more dialogically democratic heritage decision making processes, Heritage: Critical Approaches unravels the relationship between heritage and the experience of late modernity, whilst reorienting heritage so that it might be more productively connected with other pressing social, economic, political and environmental issues of our time.

Heritage and Social Media

Heritage and Social Media Author Elisa Giaccardi
ISBN-10 9780415616621
Release 2012
Pages 251
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Heritage and Social Media explores how social media reframes our understanding and experience of heritage. Through the idea of 'participatory culture' the book begins to examine how social media can be brought to bear on the encounter with heritage and on the socially produced meanings and values that individuals and communities ascribe to it. To highlight the specific changes produced by social media, the book is structured around three major themes: Social Practice. New ways of understanding and experiencing heritage are emerging as a result of novel social practices of collection, representation, and communication enabled and promoted by social media. Public Formation. In the presence of widely available social technologies, peer-to-peer activities such as information and media sharing are rapidly gaining momentum, as they increasingly promote and legitimate a participatory culture in which individuals aggregate on the basis of common interests and affinities. Sense of Place. As computing becomes more pervasive and digital networks extend our surroundings, social media and technologies support new ways to engage with the people, interpretations and values that pertain to a specific territorial setting. Heritage and Social Media provides readers with a critical framework to understand how the participatory culture fostered by social media changes the way in which we experience and think of heritage. By introducing readers to how social media are theorized and used, particularly outside the institutional domain, the volume reveals through groundbreaking case studies the emerging heritage practices unique to social media. In doing so, the book unveils the new issues that are emerging from these practices and the new space for debate and critical argumentation that is required to illuminate what can be done in this burgeoning sector of heritage work.

International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage Author Craig Forrest
ISBN-10 9781135224509
Release 2012-08-06
Pages 480
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The world’s cultural heritage is under threat from war, illicit trafficking, social and economic upheaval, unregulated excavation and neglect. Over a period of almost fifty years, the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organisation has adopted five international conventions that attempt to protect this cultural heritage. This book comprehensively and critically considers these five UNESCO cultural heritage conventions. The book looks at the conventions in the context of recent events that have exposed the dangers faced by cultural heritage, including the destruction of cultural heritage sites in Iraq and the looting of the Baghdad museum, the destruction the Buddhas of Bamiyan in Afghanistan, the salvage of artefacts from the RMS Titanic and the illicit excavation and trade in Chinese, Peruvian and Italian archaeological objects. As the only existing work to consider all five of the cultural heritage conventions adopted by UNESCO, the book acts as an introduction to this growing area of international law. However, the book does not merely describe the conventional principles and rules, but, critically evaluates the extent to which these international law principles and rules provide an effective and coherent international law framework for the protection of cultural heritage. It is suitable not only for those schooled in the law, but also for those who work with cultural heritage in all its manifestations seeking a broad but critical consideration of this important area of international law.

The Arts and the Cultural Heritage of Martin Luther

The Arts and the Cultural Heritage of Martin Luther Author Eyolf Østrem
ISBN-10 8772898437
Release 2003
Pages 208
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Lutheran theology and religious practice re-shaped traditions from the ritual heritage of the Medieval Latin Church. Throughout the cultural history of European Lutheran areas, what came to be seen as "the arts" may be discussed in the light of changing Lutheran traditions: the cultural heritage of Martin Luther. This volume presents a collection of 9 essays on Lutheran traditions and the arts within the 500 years since the Reformation, as a special issue of the journal Transfiguration. This issue has been planned in connection with the Tenth International Congress for Luther Research hosted at the Department of Church History, University of Copenhagen.

Digital Heritage

Digital Heritage Author Lindsay W. MacDonald
ISBN-10 9780750661836
Release 2006
Pages 583
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Rapid advances in the fields of digital photography and digital image processing have provided an array of new methods of extracting information from historical buildings and artefacts. Until now, the techniques, and how and when to use them have remained a mystery to many conservators and museum professionals. Digital Heritage explains these techniques, and how to get the best results from them in a variety of applications. Focusing on historic buildings, digitisation of documents, paintings and objects in museums and galleries, the book brings together international experts in the fields of conservation and digital imaging to demonstrate how these two disciplines can work together to achieve excellent results. * Learn how to apply the latest digital techniques to your work * Understand state-of-the-art digital photography & imaging for conservation * With case studies to demonstrate different approaches for different items


Heritage Author P. J. Barry
Release 1967
Pages 48
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"Heritage is an American folk tale about the Lincoln women. From the time of his maternal grandmother, Lucy Hanks, through his marriage to Mary Todd and life in the White House we see how these women were influential in helping to shape the destiny of our sixteenth president who never appears in the play"--Page 5.

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq

The Destruction of Cultural Heritage in Iraq Author Peter G. Stone
ISBN-10 9781843833840
Release 2008
Pages 319
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An important study of the treatment of cultural property, and cultural heritage in general, in all modern theatres of conflict.

Heritage Labour and the Working Classes

Heritage  Labour  and the Working Classes Author Laurajane Smith
ISBN-10 9780415618106
Release 2011
Pages 309
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Heritage, Labour and the Working Classes is both a celebration and commemoration of working class culture. It contains sometimes inspiring accounts of working class communities and people telling their own stories, and weaves together examples of tangible and intangible heritage, place, history, memory, music and literature. Rather than being framed in a 'social inclusion' framework, which sees working class culture as a deficit, this book addresses the question "What is labour and working class heritage, how does it differ or stand in opposition to dominant ways of understanding heritage and history, and in what ways is it used as a contemporary resource?" It also explores how heritage is used in working class communities and by labour organizations, and considers what meanings and significance this heritage may have, while also identifying how and why communities and their heritage have been excluded. Drawing on new scholarship in heritage studies, social memory, the public history of labour, and new working class studies, this volume highlights the heritage of working people, communities and organizations. Contributions are drawn from a number of Western countries including the USA, UK, Spain, Sweden, Australia and New Zealand, and from a range of disciplines including heritage and museum studies, history, sociology, politics, archaeology and anthropology. Heritage, Labour and the Working Classes represents an innovative and useful resource for heritage and museum practitioners, students and academics concerned with understanding community heritage and the debate on social inclusion/exclusion. It offers new ways of understanding heritage, its values and consequences, and presents a challenge to dominant and traditional frameworks for understanding and identifying heritage and heritage making.

Air Pollution and Cultural Heritage

Air Pollution and Cultural Heritage Author C. Saiz-Jimenez
ISBN-10 9058096823
Release 2004-08-15
Pages 294
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This collection includes thirty-six important recent works on the effects of pollutants on heritage sites, including thirty papers delivered to the Seville International Workshop on Air Pollution and Cultural Heritage in 2003, and six invited new additions. All papers have been written by a team of leading international contributors and are divided into five subject areas to cover the main topics of interest today. This volume is aimed at archaeologists and molecular biologists as well as advanced students and researchers in the fields of biodeterioration, building materials, micro-organisms and cultural heritage.

Uses of Heritage

Uses of Heritage Author Laurajane Smith
ISBN-10 9781134368020
Release 2006-11-22
Pages 368
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Examining international case studies including USA, Asia, Australia and New Zealand, Laurajane Smith identifies and explores the use of heritage throughout the world. Challenging the idea that heritage value is self-evident, and that things must be preserved because they have an inherent importance, Smith forcefully demonstrates that heritage value is not inherent in physical objects or places, but rather that these objects and places are used to give tangibility to the values that underpin different communities and to assert and affirm these values. A practically grounded accessible examination of heritage as a cultural practice, The Uses of Heritage is global in its benefit to students and field professionals alike.

Managing World Heritage Sites

Managing World Heritage Sites Author Anna Leask
ISBN-10 9780750665469
Release 2006
Pages 294
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World Heritage Sites are some of the most recognised locations around the world. They include natural sites such as the Grand Canyon and the Great Barrier and cultural ones such as the Pyramids at Giza, the Walled City of Baku in Azerbaijan and the Historic Centre of Riga in Latvia. The responsibility to manage them successfully and ensure that the resources are not damaged by visitors, war or environment is therefore vital. Managing World Heritage Sites covers the management issues encountered at cultural and natural UNESCO World Heritage Sites). WHS sites are high profile and as their designation states they are unique. They are often government owned and subject to political debate, they have iconic status and are therefore crucial to national tourism industries, and often involve a large number of stakeholders within their management structures. This text considers all of these aspects in arriving at solutions for site management principles. In 12 chapters and 5 case studies it covers issues such as WHS designation, marketing, visitor management, revenue generation and management. Each chapter will examine the management issues associated with managing heritage within the WH Sites, making clear use of management practices to apply the theory. Managing World Heritage Sites: •Includes international case studies such as the Grand Canyon, Taj Mahal, Angor Wat, Statue of Liberty, Yosemite National Park. •Is authored by an international contributor team of well known and respected experts in this field •Has a user friendly and logical structure including aims, introduction, case study, conclusion, references and websites and examples best practice. •5 specific case study chapters including a location map, an explanation of key issues, conclusion, and questions for self-study * Covers the management issues encountered at cultural and natural world heritage sites including designation, marketing, visitor management, revenue generation and management. * Illustrated with international case studies including Grand Canyon, Taj Mahal, Angor Wat, Statue of Liberty, Yosemite National Park. * International contributor team of well known and respected experts in this field

Dictionaries in Early Modern Europe

Dictionaries in Early Modern Europe Author John Considine
ISBN-10 9781139471053
Release 2008-03-27
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Dictionaries tell stories of many kinds. The history of dictionaries, of how they were produced, published and used, has much to tell us about the language and the culture of the past. This monumental work of scholarship draws on published and archival material to survey a wide range of dictionaries of western European languages (including English, German, Latin and Greek) published between the early sixteenth and mid -seventeenth centuries. John Considine establishes a powerful model for the social and intellectual history of lexicography by examining dictionaries both as imaginative texts and as scholarly instruments. He tells the stories of national and individual heritage and identity that were created through the making of dictionaries in the early modern period. Far from dry, factual collections of words, dictionaries are creative works, shaping as well as recording early modern culture and intellectual history.

Archaeology and Heritage

Archaeology and Heritage Author John Carman
ISBN-10 0826458955
Release 2002
Pages 228
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Unlike most textbooks on heritage which discuss the creation of heritage as a cultural phenomenon or offer practical guides to heritage practices, Archaeology and Heritage takes a fresh approach by providing an introduction to themes in the field of heritage as it relates to the material legacy of our past. A survey of current approaches to theorizing archaeological practice presents some ideas about how we understand and relate to the remains, sites, structures and buildings that have come to our present from the past.The book is divided into seven chapters, each preceded by a short interlude which considers the types of literature and ways of talking about heritage which characterize that approach. For those not already acquainted with recent archaeological theory, the book provides a brief introduction to current trends. Each chapter is in turn divided into key points indicated by sub-headings, and these key points are reiterated at the end of each chapter and are followed by a list of suggested readings.

Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability

Cultural Heritage and the Challenge of Sustainability Author Diane Barthel-Bouchier
ISBN-10 9781611322385
Release 2012-11-15
Pages 235
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"In the first major work to analyse this critical issue, Barthel-Bouchier argues that commitments to sustainability arose both from direct environmental threats and from contradictions inherent in new partnerships with international tourism and development." -- Back cover.

Walls of Heritage Walls of Pride

Walls of Heritage  Walls of Pride Author James Prigoff
ISBN-10 9780764913396
Release 2000
Pages 272
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African American murals express a powerful aesthetic grounded in social and spiritual consciousness. This book focuses on thirty years of mural art- from the making of Chicago's landmark 'Wall of Respect' i 1967 to the hip-hop renderings of the nineties- and includes several historically significant murals from previous decades. With over two hundred paintings, this volume explores the rich tableau of African American murals from all across the country, and includes images of some important murals that have since been destroyed. Recognizing the profound importance of the African American artist's perspective, this work brings the voice of the muralists to the fore through descriptive narratives and interview quotes. These insightful, colorful descriptions provide a valuable context for understanding the meaning and role of the murals in their respective communities. Also, the historical significance and key contributions of African American murals to the visual arts and the Black community are examined.