Preservation > Value
Further establish cultural value, which includes the tangible
and intangible attributes of material heritage based on criteria
established by its historical, aesthetic, cultural, community,
and economic worth as defined collectively by a multidisciplinary
term, in concert with community stakeholders and shareholders.
Enhance cultural value as a important, intangible assets of the
Society through collection stewardship and its interpretation
to the greater public.
"Many values may be associated with heritage resources.
Those that are deemed significant will provide justification for
its protection and conservation. Such values range from historical
to commercial, and a single resource may possess conflicting values
that make management decisions sometimes especially difficult.
Value judgments may also change over time. Two groups of values
can be taken into consideration:
a) cultural values;
b) contemporary economic (use) values.
The presence or absence of these values will affect the safeguarding
and preservation of a heritage resource or, in other instances,
its neglect and destruction."
Jokilehto, Dr. Jukka. Management and Presentation of Cultural
Heritage Sites. [Download as a document file
archived at CultureLink,
APRCCN (Asia-Pacific Regional Centre of the Culturelink Network).]
"The amendments to the Burra Charter in 1999 overtly recognize
that heritage value and significance may be embodied in the
uses, meanings and associations of a place, in addition to
the physical fabric of a place or structure. This represents
a significant shift towards integrating the tangible and intangible
and Training Needs for the Conservation and Protection of Cultural
Heritage: is it a case of 'one size fits all'?, Workshop
2 Key Note Presentation by May Cassar, Director of the Centre
for Sustainable Heritage, University
College London, Cultural Heritage Research: a pan-European
Challenge, Cracow, 16-18 May 2002.
"Values and authenticity
9. Conservation of cultural heritage in all its forms and historical
periods is rooted in the values attributed to the heritage. Our
ability to understand these values depends, in part, on the degree
to which information sources about these values may be understood
as credible or truthful. Knowledge and understanding of these
sources of information, in relation to original and subsequent
characteristics of the cultural heritage, and their meaning, is
a requisite basis for assessing all aspects of authenticity."
Document on Authenticity, ICOMOS, Nara, Japan, 1994