ARCH 440 Lecture Notes - Lecture 10: World Monuments Fund, Global Heritage Fund, World Heritage Site

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Published on 16 Nov 2017
Guest Speaker, Jonathan Spodek - International Efforts in
Heritage Conservation
The Players: Major Organizations involved in Preservation around the World
o Intergovernmental organizations (country will join)
UNESCO (United Nations Educational, Scientific, and Cultural Organization)
Seeks to encourage the identification, protection and preservation of
cultural and natural heritage around the world considered to be of
outstanding value to humanity.
Places with significance to humankind
ICCROM (International Center for the Study of Preservation and Restoration of
Cultural Property)
Learn how to do the physical work needed to preserve
Training offered plus archive of documents
Powerful network to connect professionals
o Non-governmental Organizations (nonprofit over a physical area)
World Monuments Fund
Dedicated to saving the world's most treasured places
A lot about advocacy
Global Heritage Fund
About specific projects, engage and resource projects with funding often
over long periods of time
Getty Conservation Institute
Visual arts, collections, architectural, and sites
o International Professional Groups (groups an individual can join)
ICOMOS (International Council on Monuments and Sites)
Conservation and protection of cultural heritage places
DoCoMoMo (documentation and conservation of buildings in the modern
Modern Movement buildings (post WWII)
APTI (association for preservation technology international)
Focused on multi-discipline
ICOM (international council of museums)
People who deal with museums (ex: pantheon, machu pichu)
International Heritage Policy Documents
o Athens Charter: 1931 (Charter: Document people sign on with specific principles)
Manifesto of how to deal with historic and heritage sites
o Venice Charter: 1964
Principles of conservation based on the concept of authenticity and the
importance of maintaining the historical and physical context of a site or
o World Heritage Convention: 1972
Establishing a listing of important sites to inventory and know what we have
and what is of value
o Nara Document on Authenticity: 1994
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