Cultural Heritage in Asia and the Pacific

Margaret Mac Lean, Editor


132 pages

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This book contains the proceedings of a five-day symposium held in Honolulu, Hawaii, September 1991, sponsored by the U.S. Information Agency, organized by US/ ICOMOS, and designed in consultation with the Getty Conservation Institute, that focused on conservation issues in Asia and the Pacific, with particular attention to policies and conditions specific to the region.

Two keynote papers by international experts explore legal aspects of cultural heritage protection, and management of cultural sites. Three background papers cover the legislation of the 15 nations represented, regional professional training opportunities, and tropical environmental conditions that challenge managers of sites and collections.

The discussion summary includes suggestions for enhancing conservation awareness, legislative action, and policy implementation.

Table of Contents

  • Foreword
    Miguel Angel Corzo
  • Preface
  • Acknowledgments
    Terry Morton
  • Endorsement
    Roland Silva
  • Introduction
    Margaret Mac Lean
  • The Impact of Policy on Cultural Heritage Protection
    Lyndel V. Prott
  • Conservation Policy Delivery
    Sharon Sullivan
  • Legal and Policy Issues in the Protection of Cultural Heritage in South Asia and the Pacific
    Cathy Lynne Costin
  • Issues That Affect Cultural Property, Specifically Objects, in South Asia and the Pacific
    Colin Pearson
  • Building for Conservation: Appropriate Design for Environmental Control in the Tropics
    Steve King
  • The Plenary Session: Summary of the Discussion
    Symposium Participants