This learning unit provides an overview of World Heritage, its political and cultural origins and the role of UNESCO and other agencies in identifying and listing sites. It identifies and discusses with exemplification the major conventions and protocols affecting World Heritage. It shows how World Heritage expanded from cultural to natural and other sites, as well as embracing landscapes, and intangible and industrial heritages. It includes case studies of New Lanark, Bath and Edinburgh, the Tarragone and Lake District.
Monday, October 1, 2012