220 pages, xxxii of plates : illustrations ; 24 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Benefits and innovations of the Council of Europe Framework Convention on the Value of Cultural Heritage for Society / Daniel Thérond The philosophical, political and pragmatic roots of the convention / Noel Fojut Unpacking the convention into challenging actions for member states / Jelka Pirkovič New heritage frontiers / Graham Fairclough The human right to the cultural heritage : the Faro Convention's contribution to the recognition and safeguarding of this human right / Ugo Mifsud Bonnici On the "right to heritage" : the innovative approach of Articles 1 and 2 of the Faro Convention / Patrice Meyer-Bisch The social and spatial frameworks of heritage : what is new in the Faro Convention? / Gabi Dolff-Bonekämper Europe : a constrained and fragmented space on the edge of the continental landmasses, crossroad, battlefield and melting pot / Carsten Paludan-Müller Museums, cultural heritage and dialogue in Northern Ireland : strategies for divided societies / Dominique Bouchard Heritage conservation as a driving force for development / Xavier Greffe Economics and the built cultural heritage / Donovan Rypkema Heritage, public authorities, societies / Jean-Michel Leniaud Heritage partnerships : promoting public involvement and understanding / Sharon Goddard The Faro Convention and the information society / Catherine Ledig Arnavutköy and Sulukule : an interview and a case study / Define Gürsoy Four interviews / Alexis Ipatovtsev.
The notion of cultural heritage may be viewed from a number of standpoints. This publication is based on the principles of the Council of Europe - a political organization committed to human rights, democracy and cultural diversity - and includes a range of articles that look at heritage in the context of the current challenges we all face. In particular, it shows how the Council of Europe's framework convention can enhance and offer an approach to the value of the cultural heritage for our society. As such, it provides further reasons for states to ratify this convention, which was opened for signature in Faro, Portugal, in 2005, and adopt its dynamic and forward-looking approach. How and why did it seem appropriate at the start of this millennium to draw up a new roadmap for our heritage? How had the concept changed and what does this imply? How could the message transmitted by the Faro Convention foster the emergence of a new culture of development and greater territorial cohesion, leading to sustainable resource use and the involvement of everyone in the transmission of a heritage from which all of society would benefit? This publication attempts to answer these questions, but also looks in depth at various themes introduced by the Faro Convention, such as the holistic definition of heritage, the concept of heritage communities and of a common European heritage, its different economic and social dimensions and the principle of shared responsibility. It also offers valuable insights into the relationships between the heritage, the knowledge society and the process of digitizing cultural assets.--Publisher's description.