“You erase heritage plus human lives, you have erased their entire story.
It is important to note a distinction between cultural heritage and national heritage.
Places like the Foro Italico offer dissonant heritage—heritage with too much bad history mixed in.
The reef is on the World Heritage List, established under the international World Heritage Convention to recognize places of outstanding universal value.
Questions such as these concern the ethics of cultural heritage (or heritage ethics, for short).
Recognition of this facet of heritage has opened up avenues for critique and reinterpretation of the concept of heritage (Lowenthal 1998).
On the one hand, cultural heritage is about the past, as suggested by the ubiquitous framing of heritage ethics topics in terms of the question “Who owns the past?”
Heritage Day was created in 1973 by the Heritage Canada Foundation to preserve and promote Canada’s natural, architectural, and historical heritage.
The awards, which between 2011 and 2018 were called the Hudson’s Heritage Awards, are organised by destination marketing company and guidebook publisher Visit Heritage.
These are all developed by local creatives in collaboration with the National Heritage Board (NHB) to encourage all to explore and engage with Singapore's heritage and culture.
It is the world heritage committee, not its secretariat (the World Heritage Centre), which is properly charged with examining the status of world heritage sites.
As noted above, heritage (and official heritage in particular) tends to be associated with positive evaluations of the past (Harrison 2013; Weiss 2007), though not universally so (Smith 2017).
This is the presentation of heritage familiar to us from museums, national monuments, and other institutionally endorsed understandings of heritage, such as the UNESCO World Heritage List.
The World Heritage Committee is an intergovernmental body that implements the World Heritage Convention, an international agreement that commits countries to protecting some of the world’s most precious places.
We asked the World Heritage Committee to urge nations to act now to curb carbon emissions, in order to protect World Heritage-listed coral reefs and other iconic World Heritage sites from the impacts of climate change.
Giving a warning to heritage sites, Professor Cassar said: "The evidence is there, we have to take it seriously and we would be irresponsible heritage guardians if we do not, and I don't know one heritage organisation that is not taking this seriously."
Of the gang-based exploitation, Mr Javid said: "We know that of all these high profile cases when there have been convictions, a disproportionate number of people are from Asian heritage, particularly Pakistani heritage, my own heritage and that both saddens and angers me.
Thus, in contrast with the “top-down” nature of “official heritage”, “unofficial heritage” is characterized by the “bottom-up” ways in which individuals sort out their relationship to, and uses of, the past, which may be in tension with, or at least unrecognized by, official characterizations of heritage (Harrison 2009: 8).
But further questions concerning the ethics of cultural heritage protection in war, such as the permissibility of causing or allowing causalities in order to protect cultural heritage, or the obligations (or permissibility) of humanitarian intervention to protect cultural heritage have received only a little philosophical attention to date (Thompson 2010; Matthes 2018).
Though the distinction between official and unofficial heritage is useful both for drawing attention to how heritage is subject to constant reinterpretation and for challenging dominant historical narratives, some might be hesitant about the extent to which certain understandings of heritage that emphasize process do so at the expense of the traditional material concerns of official heritage.
- practices that are handed down from the past by tradition
Example: a heritage of freedom
- any attribute or immaterial possession that is inherited from ancestors
- that which is inherited; a title or property or estate that passes by law to the heir on the death of the owner
- hereditary succession to a title or an office or property
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Though the distinction between official and unofficial heritage is useful both for drawing attention to how heritage is subject to constant reinterpretation and for challenging dominant historical narratives some might be hesitant about the extent to which certain understandings of heritage that emphasize process do so at the expense of the traditional material concerns of official heritage