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Introduction

Phyllis Mauch Messenger and George S. Smith

in Cultural Heritage Management

Published by University Press of Florida

Published in print June 2010 | ISBN: 9780813034607
Published online September 2011 | e-ISBN: 9780813039510 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.5744/florida/9780813034607.003.0001
Introduction

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This book discusses the efforts of a broad range of specialists devoted to safeguarding our cultural heritage. From international law to artifact preservation to site interpretation, there is a wide variety of approaches to the management of our cultural heritage. This book aims to provide diversity of perspectives from people deeply involved in the issues that directly affect the future or the past. These different perspectives make it clear that irrespective of the languages, geography, political situations, or economic situations, these experiences represent a commanding human experience. This book seeks to encourage the ongoing discussion about the management, protection, and value of cultural heritage by providing examples of various histories and current approaches.

Keywords: cultural heritage; international law; artifact preservation; development; places; objects; study; management; protection; interpretation

Chapter.  2875 words. 

Subjects: Archaeological Methodology and Techniques

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