Monthly Archives: April 2016

Intellectual Property issues in Cultural Heritage Mgt

26th April was World Intellectual Property Day ( This day reflects on the use of various forms of creative media as well as on how those uses are monitored for the benefit of those that create them.     In … Continue reading

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Cultural heritage of nature-tourism gateway communities & their landscapes

ABSTRACT:      This paper focuses on our research in Maun village, near Okavango Delta, a World Heritage Site (OD-WHS), Botswana. We hoped to illuminate the presence and strength of ‘dormant’ community cultural identities, and to learn how they are constituted … Continue reading

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We have just come out of world earth day and everyone is talking about preserving the environment. But no one is talking about preserving the intangible connection to the physical environment by humans who have potential to destroy the earth … Continue reading

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Urban Age Scholarship for LSE Executive Master of Science in Cities – via African World Heritage Fund

Click link below for full detail… The London School of Economics is pleased to announce the launch of the Urban Age Scholarship for the LSE Executive MSc in Cities, made possible through the Urban Age Programme. The Urban Age Programme is a … Continue reading



Cultural heritage exists in different categories of physical environments (chapter 1) shaped by national and international management ideologies (chapter 2). Simultaneously these environments are populated by local people, whose constantly evolving socio-political decisions determine the use of the environments (chapter 3). This characteristic of people being at the core of production and consumption activities of cultural heritage demand that cultural heritage practitioners develop focused management practices that address community-based engagements, hence chapter 4’s management tool. The frameworks from chapter 1 (the resources), chapter 2 (international management framework), chapter 3 (people) and chapter 4 (grassroots management frameworks) require a balancing framework to curb philosophical clashes that could negatively affect existence of the resources, hence chapter 5 on sustainable interpretation. In turn the management framework are to be standardized to provide a constant management direction and practice, a task allotted to contents of chapter 6 on standard setting and certification. Armed with the theoretical frameworks as well as standardized and consistent management tools, heritage managers can then engage the resource in socio-economic endeavours such as tourism with confidence (chapter 7). Similarly, ‘out of the box’ engagement of cultural and heritage resources can now be entertained, through modern day human development initiatives such as youth development, formal education, skills development, amongst others (Chapter 8).Thus Chapters 1-8 represent a group of topics that though seemingly divergent are coordinated by a scholarship theory of sustainable conservation and management. Continue reading

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