Mar 30 - 2016

Three CHwB projects featured in HERITAGE COUNTS publication

We are proud to announce that three different projects from our Western Balkan offices are part of a newly published book: "Heritage Counts - Reflections on Cultural Heritage Theories and Practices".

[caption id="attachment_6460" align="alignright" width="259"]cover_book_heritage_counts Koen Van Balen and Aziliz Vandesande (Eds.), “Heritage Counts”, Reflections on Cultural Heritage Theories and Practices. A series by the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation, KU Leuven, vol. 2, Garant: Antwerp – Apeldoorn, 2015 ISBN 978-90-441-3330-1 | 320 pp. Full color, illustrated | 20×25 cm[/caption]

“Heritage counts”, an international conference on the economic, social, environmental and cultural impact of built cultural heritage was organised from 3 to 6 February 2015 by the Raymond Lemaire International Centre for Conservation (KU Leuven) in Belgium. The conference was linked to the Cultural Heritage Counts for Europe project, funded by the EU Culture Programme (2007-2013) and the support of the project's lead partner, Europa Nostra.

The four-day agenda included more than 30 presentations about discourse, strategies and case studies dealing with the economic, social, environmental and cultural impacts of cultural heritage. Presenters came from all over Europe  as well as from China, Ecuador, Japan and United States.

Taking into account the many fruitful discussions and positive messages on the relevance of this topic, a rigorous publication that encompasses the conference’s content and quality was developed. After an extensive editing process, the “Heritage Counts” publication with Guaranteed Peer Reviewed Content (GPRC) is now published!

In this book, CHwB Western Balkan offices are presented with three different projects under the chapter "Linking management, conservation and sustainable development":

1.Tapping the Heritage: Cultural Heritage Conservation, Science, Technology & Education as a platform for reconciliation, tolerance and development in the divided community of Stolac, Bosnia and Herzegovina. Authors: Lejla Hadzic, Rand Eppich, Adisa Dzino-Suta, Aida Vezic, Jose Luis Izkara-Martinez.

2. The owner and the final user: conditions for maximizing the impact of immovable heritage. Four case studies from the Western Balkans. Authors: Lejla Hadzic, Nora Arapi Krasniqi, Mirian Bllaci.

3. Local Cultural Heritage Plans – from exclusive professional valorisation to the comprehensive understanding and use of heritage. Case study of seven municipalities in Kosovo. Authors: Nora Arapi Krasniqi, Enes Toska.

We hope that the valuable contributions in this publication will be to your interest and that you can disseminate this information in your networks to maximize the awareness on this subject!

For purchase, please consult the table of content and order form. Additionally, you can find a limited preview here at Google Books. For more information or questions: [email protected]

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