Management Plan for Joya de Cerén, El Salvador
The management plan for Joya de Cerén is the result of a collaboration between the Consejo Nacional para la Cultura y las Artes (El Salvador) and the Getty Conservation Institute, as well as the involvement of other institutions and individuals connected to the site and its surroundings.
The plan provides a frame of reference for all actions required to achieve the established long-term vision: the conservation and promotion of the site and its significance as part of human development in the region. Four specific work areas have been defined: research, conservation, landscape, and human development. Given how each project is structured—as well as the physical location of the actions—roles for the private and public sectors will vary. Therefore, mechanisms to facilitate concerted actions by involved stakeholders have also been outlined in the plan. These will, in turn, foster a larger commitment to the conservation of this World Heritage Site.
The management plan for Joya de Cerén is the first in El Salvador for a cultural site and can serve as a model for other projects to be undertaken in the country. It can also serve as an example for other sites in the region, including those inscribed in the World Heritage List. The planning process can be easily adapted to other contexts, thereby contributing to the field of heritage conservation and management at archaeological sites, historic centers preservation, and regional planning.
Please note: The following document, in Spanish only, is available for download in the seven individual sections listed below.
Presentación y Introducción (PDF, 14pp., 708K)—background to the project, purposes of the management plan, and the management planning process
de Referencia (PDF, 67pp., 5.6 MB)—provides general information
on the site:
Declaración de Significado Cultural (PDF, 8pp., 956K)—describes the different values ascribed to Joya de Cerén
Estado Actual (PDF, 46pp., 3.6MB)—synthesizes the assessment of the following issues:
Manejo (PDF, 60pp., 4.3MB)—contains the following:
del Plan (PDF, 30pp., 1.4MB)—contains the following: