Heritage Counts

Edited by: Koen Van Balen, Aziliz Vandesande

Some argue that, although heritage is always valued highly, the current interest in the impact of heritage is caused by the democratization of heritage and the increased importance of heritage in today's society. Others argue that a universal scarcity of funds for heritage management and conservation is the reason to give it its proper attention. Therefore, the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (University of Leuven) considered "Heritage Counts" a relevant and timely topic for its yearly international conference, the "thematic week." This volume specifically reports on the lectures and fruitful debates on heritage impact during the 2015 thematic week. It was observed that evolutions in discourse and policy hold a significant prospect, which also entail an increasing demand for shared insights and formation. In response, this publication reflects on heritage impact by providing research, case studies and reflections that can serve as baseline records, guidance - and, hopefully, inspiration. The findings are subdivided in three main chapters: framing the paradigm; impact assessments: research, methods and practice; and linking management, conservation and sustainable development. (Series: Reflections on Cultural Heritage Theories and Practices, Vol. 2) [Subject: Cultural Studies, Sociology, Heritage Studies]

Publication Date: 2/3/2016
Format: Paper
ISBN: 9789044133301