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Values in Heritage Management: Emerging Approaches and Research Directions

Bringing together leading conservation scholars and professionals from around the world, this volume offers a timely look at values-based approaches to heritage management. Over the last fifty years, conservation professionals have confronted increasingly complex political, economic, and cultural dynamics. This volume, with contributions by leading international practitioners and scholars, reviews how values-based methods have come to influence conservation, takes stock of emerging approaches to values in heritage practice and policy, identifies common challenges and related spheres of knowledge, and proposes specific areas in which the development of new approaches and future research may help advance the field. 

Cultural Heritage Under Siege: Laying the Foundation for a Legal and Political Framework to Protect Cultural Heritage at Risk in Zones of Armed Conflict ... Papers in Cultural Heritage Policy)

The fourth volume of the J. Paul Getty Trust Occasional Papers in Cultural Heritage Policy series is the result of a multi-day discussion on the issue of cultural heritage under siege. It features an edited collection of papers and discussions by nineteen scholars and practitioners of different specialties in the field of cultural heritage. This paper, along with the other Occasional Papers, is free and downloadable online.

Mummy Portraits of Roman Egypt: Emerging Research from the APPEAR Project

This publication presents fascinating new findings on ancient Romano-Egyptian funerary portraits preserved in international collections. Once interred with mummified remains, nearly a thousand funerary portraits from Roman Egypt survive today in museums around the world, bringing viewers face-to-face with people who lived two thousand years ago. Until recently, few of these paintings had undergone in-depth study to determine by whom they were made and how. An international collaboration known as APPEAR (Ancient Panel Paintings: Examination, Analysis, and Research) was launched in 2013 to promote the study of these objects and to gather scientific and historical findings into a shared database. The first phase of the project was marked with a two-day conference at the Getty Villa. Conservators, scientists, and curators presented new research on topics such as provenance and collecting, comparisons of works across institutions, and scientific studies of pigments, binders, and supports. The papers and posters from the conference are collected in this publication, which offers the most up-to-date information available about these fascinating remnants of the ancient world.

Cultural Genocide and the Protection of Cultural Heritage (J. Paul Getty Trust Occasional Papers in Cultural Heritage Policy)

Cultural Genocide and the Protection of Cultural Heritage examines the various lenses through which the international community defines attacks on cultural heritage—legal, accountability, security, counterterrorism, and atrocity prevention—and proposes a sixth, cultural genocide, that can be used to recast the debate over how to best protect the world’s cultural heritage.

Keep It Moving?: Conserving Kinetic Art (Symposium Proceedings)

Kinetic art not only includes movement but often depends on it to produce an intended effect and therefore fully realize its nature as art. It can take a multiplicity of forms and include a wide range of motion, from motorized and electrically driven movement to motion as the result of wind, light, or other sources of energy. Kinetic art emerged throughout the twentieth century and had its major developments in the 1950s and 1960s.  Professionals responsible for conserving contemporary art are in the midst of rethinking the concept of authenticity and solving the dichotomy often felt between original materials and functionality of the work of art. The contrast is especially acute with kinetic art when a compromise between the two often seems impossible. Also to be considered are issues of technological obsolescence and the fact that an artist’s chosen technology often carries with it strong sociological and historical information and meanings.  

Cultural Cleansing and Mass Atrocities: Protecting Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict Zones (J. Paul Getty Trust Occasional Papers in Cultural Heritage Policy)

Cultural Cleansing and Mass Atrocities: Protecting Cultural Heritage in Armed Conflict Zones addresses the connection between cultural heritage and cultural cleansing, mass atrocities, and the destruction of cultural heritage. Pulling together various threads of discourse and research, Cultural Cleansing and Mass Atrocities outlines the issues, challenges, and options effecting change.

Conflict and Cultural Heritage: A Moral Analysis of the Challenges of Heritage Protection (J. Paul Getty Trust Occasional Papers in Cultural Heritage Policy)

In the third issue of the J. Paul Getty Trust Occasional Papers in Cultural Heritage Policy series, authors Helen Frowe and Derek Matravers pivot from the earlier tone of the series in discussing the appropriate response to attacks on cultural heritage with their paper, “Conflict and Cultural Heritage: A Moral Analysis of the Challenges of Heritage Protection.” While Frowe and Matravers acknowledge the importance of cultural heritage, they assert that we must more carefully consider the complex moral dimensions—the inevitable serious consequences to human beings—before formulating policy to forcefully protect it.A number of writers and thinkers working on the problem of preserving the world’s most treasured monuments, sites, and objects today cite what Frowe and Matravers call extrinsic and intrinsic justifications for the protection of cultural heritage. These are arguments that maintain that protecting heritage will be a key means to achieve other important goals, like the prevention of genocide, or arguments that heritage deserves to be forcefully protected for its own sake. Frowe and Matravers deconstruct both types of justifications, demonstrating a lack of clear evidence for a causal relationship between the destruction of cultural heritage and atrocities like genocide and arguing that the defense of heritage must not be treated with the same weight or urgency, or according to the same international policies, as the defense of human lives.By calling for expanded theory and empirical data and the consideration of morality in the crafting of international policy vis-à-vis cultural heritage protection, Frowe and Matravers present a thoughtful critique that enriches this important series and adds to the ongoing dialogue in the field.

Underwater Mysteries: Unidentified Submerged Objects, Paranormal Phenomena, and Lost Cities

Discover the many underwater mysteries our planet boast. From lost civilizations to unidentified submerged objects, you will be surprised by the multitude of strange and unexplained phenomena that originates under the waters across the World.There is nothing on this planet more mysterious than our oceans, lakes, streams, and rivers. These sources of water have also and always been sources of legend. Human civilization has always depended on water, and land-based societies are inextricably linked to their waterways. Egypt was built on the Nile, ancient Mesopotamia was surrounded by the Euphrates and Tigris, and port cities dotted the entire Mediterranean coast. You see, although we live on dry land, we draw our inspiration, our livelihood, and our most captivating experiences from the water. There is no book that could hold all of the tales that the sea has brought to us, but this book brings to you some of the very best. Within these chapters you will explore many unexplained underwater mysteries including:The lost and sunken lands of Atlantis. The tale of refugees from a once great South Pacific empire who were forced to settle on a small speck of land called Easter Island. The stories of strange craft appearing and disappearing in the deep. Tales of sea monsters and bizarre aquatic humanoids that have been seen surfacing from our shores. Even legendary creatures such as the mermaid are given a full update in this book as we explore some very recent encounters with this supposedly mythical entity. Riveting accounts of those who have disappeared on the great oceans of our world. Here you will find a unique account of the classic story of the Mary Celeste, as well as breaking news on the fate of one of the most famous people ever to be lost at sea: Amelia Earhart. And much more! It’s all right here in this book. So, come along with us as we see just how far we can travel through these uncharted and mysterious waters.Scroll back up and click BUY NOW on the top right side of this page to download your book now!