Safeguarding Cultural Properties

Such coopera- tion is necessary, especially since injuries per school fire are slightly higher than nonresidential structure fires.5 PREVENTATIVE MEASURES In protecting any cultural property, regardless of size or type of construction, ...

Author: Stevan P. Layne

Publisher: Butterworth-Heinemann

ISBN: 9780124201804

Category: Political Science

Page: 160

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Safeguarding Cultural Properties is a step-by-step guide for creating and maintaining a comprehensive security program in any cultural facility or public institution. Author Stevan P. Layne, the leading expert in the field of cultural property protection, draws from his many years of experience providing protection training and planning to more than 350 cultural and public institutions around the world. Designed especially for those with limited security budgets, the book provides a proven and effective program for hiring the right security personnel, selecting the appropriate electronic security systems, and coordinating critical emergency response, along with all the other security issues unique to the needs of a cultural institution. For individuals responsible for the protection of the people, assets, and collections, Safeguarding Cultural Properties saves time and money by providing the essential resources needed for creating a short- and long-term protection plan. The only how-to manual written specifically for security managers of museums, libraries, zoos, and other public and private historic sites Suitable for both large and small cultural institutions, it covers topics such as personnel security, fire protection, physical security, emergency response, theft protection, and more Provides actionable, cost-effective solutions for institutions with limited security budgets and resources
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Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage

With 90 cultural expressions proclaimed as Masterpieces, it had managed to raise significant international awareness as to the need to safeguard intangible heritage and in so doing promoted and facilitated the adoption in 2003 and ...

Author: Michelle L. Stefano

Publisher: Boydell & Brewer Ltd

ISBN: 9781843839743

Category: Art

Page: 275

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International Law and the Protection of Cultural Heritage

This creates two clearly distinguishable obligations: that of 'safeguarding' of cultural property and that of 'respecting' cultural property. Together these concepts impose on States proactive, or positive, duties, to act, ...

Author: Craig Forrest

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780415467810

Category: Law

Page: 458

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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.
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State Succession in Cultural Property

As already mentioned, this perception of the general interest of the international community in relation to safeguarding cultural heritage sites of great importance to humanity as a whole, stimulated a series of worldwide campaigns ...

Author: Andrzej Jakubowski

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191057991

Category: Law

Page: 420

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The demise and rebirth of states brings with it a set of very complicated legal issues, among which is the question of how to deal with that state's cultural heritage, whether within its boundaries or not. Through a historical analysis of state dissolution and succession and its impact on cultural heritage from 1815 to present day, the work will identify guiding principles to facilitate the conclusion of agreements on the status of cultural property following the succession of states. Studying primary materials and evidence of state practice that has not been available before, the work will propose a novel approach to state succession from the perspective of the emerging interest of the international community to safeguard cultural heritage. State succession is one of the most obscure areas of international law since its rules are characterized either by their absence or their inconsistency. This book explores to what extent the principles and practice of state succession correspond to the evolution of the concept of cultural heritage in international law. It provides an extensive analysis of the alternations of the international practice and legal doctrine of state succession to tangible cultural heritage since the formation of the European nation-states in the nineteenth century - through the experience of decolonization to the post-Cold War dissolution of multinational states. The book has been awarded Prize of the Professor Manfred Lachs Foundation and Kozminski University in Warsaw for the best monograph in public international law published by a Polish author in 2015, in the category of debuts. On 24 November 2016, the book State Succession in Cultural Property by Andrzej Jakubowski was awarded the Prize of the Professor Manfred Lachs Foundation and Kozminski University in Warsaw for the best monograph in public international law published by a Polish author in 2015, in the category of debuts.
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On Intangible Heritage Safeguarding Governance

“Task to Safeguard Intangible Cultural Heritage in the Asia-Pacific Region and Vision of Activities of the UNESCO Category 2 Centre”. Speech delivered during the Keynote Panel at the International Conference on Networking and ...

Author: Seong-Yong Park

Publisher: Cambridge Scholars Publishing

ISBN: 9781443852869

Category: Social Science

Page: 225

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This book covers intangible cultural heritage (ICH) governance through an Asia-Pacific context, making reference to the historical development of the international instruments guiding ICH policy. With a review of the 2003 Convention for the Safeguarding of the Intangible Cultural Heritage’s development, this work provides an understanding into why the Convention is the way it is, how it is developing, and how to apply it in different situations. Furthermore, dedicating sections to explain good governance and the manner through which the 2003 Convention hopes to influence good governance in the ICH field, the book will help readers to understand the major issues and barriers to good governance in this field. In addition, the case studies integrated in this volume provide tools and context with which to analyze ICH and ICH governance. Overall, the central questions answered in this work are ‘What is governance in terms of ICH safeguarding?’ and ‘How do interactions between global and local governance develop?’ The included experimental strategies for enhancing ICH safeguarding governance offer a glimpse into what may be possible. As the 2003 Convention is still relatively young, there is a need for in-depth research that covers the core governance issues that have arisen over the past decade. This book, being unique in its direct focus on ICH governance, will help fill this information gap and give readers a concise reference point for such issues.
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Practical Considerations for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage

Although finishing a book on safeguarding intangible cultural heritage lost its urgency at times, it was difficult not to see that the “comorbidities” affecting so many in the United States, and across the world, ...

Author: Michelle L. Stefano

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000412383

Category: Art

Page: 234

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Practical Considerations for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage examines theoretical issues relating to intangible cultural heritage policy and practice, whilst also proposing practical ways to facilitate the safeguarding of such heritage. Providing guidelines for best practice that take into account the constraints of the UNESCO-ICH paradigm, Stefano examines the principles and practices of two alternative and largely non-UNESCO frameworks for sustaining living cultural traditions: the philosophy of ecomuseology, and the discipline of public folklore in the context of the U.S. Arguing that they offer more collaborative, equitable, and effective ways forward for safeguarding ICH, Stefano demonstrates how they can address the limitations of the UNESCO-ICH paradigm. Importantly, the book offers a personal perspective, grounded in the author’s public sector work, which allows the ICH discourse to move beyond critical analysis and explore realistic, alternative ways in which ICH can be collaboratively and equitably safeguarded. Practical Considerations for Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage proposes guidelines for professionals, researchers, and communities that foster safeguarding approaches that are as unique and nuanced as ICH expressions themselves. The interdisciplinary nature of the book will ensure that it is useful to those interested in community-led ICH safeguarding, as well as the impacts of UNESCO’s 2003 Convention, in diverse geographic, political, economic, and sociocultural contexts.
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Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage ICH

Noted cultural activist Padam Shreee Ganesh N. Devy, known for the People's Linguistic Survey of India and the Adivasi Academy created by him,while inaugurating the two-day event marked the International Day of the World's Indigenous ...

Author: Kalyan Singh Kothari

Publisher: BFC Publications

ISBN: 9789390478071

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 70

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Safeguarding Intangible Cultural Heritage (ICH) On The International Day of the World's Indigenous Peoples 9-10th August 2020
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The Protection of Cultural Property in Armed Conflict

... providing that '[p]reparatory measures taken in time of peace for the safeguarding of cultural property against the foreseeable effects of an armed conflict pursuant to Article 3 of the Convention shall include, as appropriate, ...

Author: Roger O'Keefe

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139460989

Category: Law


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Charting in detail the evolution of the international rules on the protection of historic and artistic sites and objects from destruction and plunder in war, this 2006 book analyses in depth their many often-overlapping provisions. It serves as a comprehensive and balanced guide to a subject of increasing public profile, which will be of interest to academics, students and practitioners of international law and to all those concerned with preserving the cultural heritage.
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Intellectual and Cultural Property

Appealing to their civic duty and moral responsibility for maintaining a particular alignment between the past and the present, in which strong emotions and identities are vested, projects for safeguarding cultural heritage thus are ...

Author: Fiona Macmillan

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9780429759222

Category: Art

Page: 218

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This book focuses on the fraught relationship between cultural heritage and intellectual property, in their common concern with the creative arts. The competing discourses in international legal instruments around copyright and intangible cultural heritage are the most obvious manifestation of this troubled encounter. However, this characterization of the relationship between intellectual and cultural property is in itself problematic, not least because it reflects a fossilized concept of heritage, divided between things that are fixed and moveable, tangible and intangible. Instead the book maintains that heritage should be conceived as part of a dynamic and mutually constitutive process of community formation. It argues, therefore, for a critically important distinction between the fundamentally different concepts of not only intellectual and cultural heritage/property, but also of the market and the community. For while copyright as a private property right locates all relationships in the context of the market, the context of cultural heritage relationships is the community, of which the market forms a part but does not – and, indeed, should not – control the whole. The concept of cultural property/heritage, then, is a way of resisting the reduction of everything to its value in the market, a way of resisting the commodification, and creeping propertization, of everything. And, as such, the book proposes an alternative basis for expressing and controlling value according to the norms and identity of a community, and not according to the market value of private property rights. An important and original intervention, this book will appeal to academics and practitioners in both intellectual property and the arts, as well as legal and cultural theorists with interests in this area.
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