Values in Heritage Management: Emerging Approaches and Research Directions is an open-access publication in Getty’s Virtual Library reviewing values-based methods in conservation. The publication addresses values in heritage policy and practices, related challenges, and critical areas for developing new approaches.
Values-based management, in essence, is identifying a monument’s values and finding appropriate management and conservation practices accordingly. To learn more, you can read our article DIY Values Analysis.
The publication sites several policies defining the field and understanding the nature and importance of values, participatory processes, social outcomes and underlying problems.
Beyond covering the theoretical background of heritage values, the publication offers perspectives from the field and different cultural settings, notably with inputs from the UK, China, Arabic-Islamic Traditions and indigenous views. Furthermore, it analyses values in dark heritage, natural heritage conservation and heritage economics.
Here at Local Approach, we believe that values-based approaches are the key to unlocking the potential of heritage and leading to participatory practices with stakeholders and the community through mapping. Values in Heritage Management gives a comprehensive outlook of how values work in heritage management and the supporting theoretical background. We recommend adding it to your reading list and toolkit.
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Values in Heritage Management: Emerging Approaches and Research Directions – Edited by Erica Avrami, Randall Mason, Susan Macdonald, and David Myers