Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development

ISSN: 2044-1266

Article publication date: 28 October 2011



Veldpaus, L. (2011), "Reviews", Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Vol. 1 No. 2.



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Article Type: News and reviews From: Journal of Cultural Heritage Management and Sustainable Development, Volume 1, Issue 2.


Architectural Conservation in Europe and the Americas: National Experiences and Practice

Edited by John Stubbs and Emily G. Makaš

This book is part of a series started by Time Honored: A Global View of Architectural Conservation, published by John Wiley & Sons in 2011. This volume gives an extensive overview of the national and regional approaches used to protect the architectural legacies of Europe and the Americas. It focuses on the solutions in architectural heritage protection and the contexts in which they were developed, enabling comparative analyses as well as understanding differences. It describes the “best practices” in architectural conservation and is well illustrated with images, maps and short insight essays. A final volume addressing architectural conservation experiences and practice in other parts of the world is envisioned for 2014.


The Cultural Landscape and Heritage Paradox: Protection and Development of the Dutch Archaeological-Historical Landscape and Its European Dimension

Edited by Tom Bloemers, Henk Kars and Arnold Van der Valk

To conserve the cultural significance of a landscape it is not enough to just protect it. Nowadays those who seek to understand and preserve the landscape seek to cooperate with those who want to transform it. This book published in 2010 by Amsterdam University Press takes the perspective that heritage management is “management of the future changes rather than simply protection”. The aim was to find out how we can make expert knowledge from research beneficial for society and policy. In this book managing change is proposed in such a way that seemingly conflicting terms such as preservation and transformation, protection and design, past and future find a common way into our environment.


Banks and Museums Eeyond Sponsorship: An Overview of European Museums Created by Bank Foundations

Edited by Graziano Campanini and Massimo Negri

Published by Bononia University Press in 2011, this book was the result of a focus group organised in cooperation with the Cassa di Risparmio in Bologna (Carisbo) Foundation and the Genus Bononiae Museums in the City, the new local city museum created by the Carisbo Foundation. Besides acknowledging some already active important museums, this book also references key ongoing projects. These museums were selected for their relevance, mostly due to their management system or for the quality and innovation they bring in the European museum system. Whilst acknowledging a debate that is ongoing throughout Europe, this book also proposes and discusses solutions.


Past events

29-31 March 2011. Recife, Brazil

6th International Seminar on Urban Conservation: Measuring Heritage Conservation Performance

Organised by Centro de Estudos Avançados da Conservação Integrada (CECI), Universidade Federal de Pernambuco, Fundação Joaquim Nabuco, Instituto do Patrimônio Histórico e Artístico Nacional, International Centre for the Study of the Preservation and Restoration of the Cultural Property (ICCROM) and Oficina Regional de Cultura para América Latina e o Caribe da UNESCO.

Summary by Aster Speckens

The main goal of this seminar was to discuss the development of instruments for assessing the performance of the conservation actions of complex assets such as urban sites, cultural territories and landscapes and collections of many types of objects. The participants from more than ten countries focused their contribution on themes such as the change in the theoretical paradigm, evaluation of performance, indicators in the evaluation of conservation practice and development of monitoring tools. A selection of papers from the seminar will be included into an electronic book to be published later this year by CECI in partnership with ICCROM.


28 March-2 April 2010. Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Urban Heritage Inc

Organised by Stadsherstel Amsterdam, Local Government of Amsterdam, the Dutch Ministry of Education, Culture and Science and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre.

This international forum paid particular attention to the topic of public-private partnerships and the preservation of urban heritage. Keynote speeches were delivered by Mr Anthony Tung, focusing on lessons learned from well-preserved historic cities, and Dr Ron Van Oers on the management approach of “Historic Urban Landscapes”. In addition, workshops were organised on World Heritage Cities with development issues, presented as case studies by local heritage managers, e.g. the Stone town (Zanzibar) and Bath (UK). These were followed by panel discussions on the outcomes related to the general topic of urban heritage and challenges of a developing heritage city.


16-19 June 2011. Cottbus, Germany

WHS Alumni Conference on “World Heritage and Sustainable Development”

Organised by International Association of World Heritage Professionals e.V. and BTU Cottbus World Heritage Studies

This WHS Alumni conference is the first of a series of events and activities being planned by IAWHP e.V. and as part of the celebrations being held at BTU Cottbus on the occasion of its 20th Anniversary and in close cooperation with BTU's WHS Master's Program. A wide range of academics, professionals and practitioners joined, to contribute to the ongoing discussion about the role of the World Heritage Convention in promoting sustainable development. Ona Vileikis presented an innovative article “Documentation in World Heritage conservation – towards managing and mitigating change: the case studies of Petra and the Silk Roads” co-authored by Giorgia Cesaro, Mario Santana Quintero and Koen Van Balen. This article received the “Best Paper Award” on behalf of JCHMSD.


Tools and web sites

The Road to Success. Integrated Management of Historic Towns – Guidebook

This is the publication of a tool by the EU Urbact network “HerO – Heritage as Opportunity”. It focuses on a new management approach for cities with cultural significance. The presented approach enables cultural heritage to act as a catalyst for sustainable development through the preparation of Integrated Cultural Heritage Management Plans. By recognising cultural significance as one of the important themes for the development of an attractive, competitive and multifunctional historic town it is explained how “cultural heritage led urban development” could work. The guidebook shows how to prepare and implement management plans, all in support of safeguarding and capitalising cultural heritage for a sustainable urban development.


Preparing World Heritage Nominations

This tool is a joint undertaking by the three Advisory Bodies of the World Heritage Convention (ICCROM, ICOMOS and IUCN) and the UNESCO World Heritage Centre. The aim of this Resource Manual is to help states parties to achieve good quality world heritage nominations. It is considered important by the Advisory Bodies that there are “few underlying basic principles which should underpin all good nominations” in order to improve the nominations process. Therefore this tool helps to keep the World Heritage List a genuine and apolitical list of properties with outstanding universal value for all mankind.


Fotopedia Heritage

All UNESCO World Heritage sites are now presented in a free application downloadable on i-tunes for all users of ipads/iphones developed by Fotopedia and UNESCO. The application includes more than 25,000 pictures from the Fotopedia web site, covering most of the sites on the World Heritage List. The combination of maps, photos and basic information on the sites makes is proposing to revolutionise and merge the traditional concepts of atlas and travelling guides. The application is thematically organised around the UNESCO World Heritage List, however all other information comes from open source information such as Wikipedia. Also, all photos were community curated and have liberal Creative Commons licenses.


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