ICOMOS Global case study project on recovery and reconstruction

Page de garde Matrice 2Matrix for the Compilation of Case Studies

Funded by Kyushu University

In the context of the ICOMOS Guidance on Post Trauma Recovery and Reconstruction for World Heritage Cultural Properties document, this draft matrix aims to assist in the documentation of events and their effects on heritage assets for use as a tool for the ICOMOS Global Case Study Project on Reconstruction.

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The following cases studies are available online:

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The ICOMOS recovery and reconstruction project – its aims and a way forward

Visuel volume1 UF rezized Introduction and Background

Discussion on the subject of reconstruction has been difficult, because reconstruction has often been considered as a taboo for heritage conservation. The Operational Guidelines of the World Heritage Convention also states that reconstruction would be justifiable only under “exceptional circumstances” (para.86 of the OG [2017]). Hence debates on reconstruction have taken place within a particular conception of authenticity. The main focus of the debates has been what aspects of heritage should be taken into consideration to assess the aspects and conditions of authenticity. Focus has traditionally been placed on the material aspects of heritage, while other aspects could be considered only if the information on such aspects was proven to have sufficient credibility. This broader approach has been accepted to analyze the authenticity on doctrinal and practical levels. However, when the social dimensions of heritage have been changed through immigration, conflict, and other social phenomena, more elaborate analysis seems necessary. 

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Volume 1 - ICOMOS University Forum Workshop on Authenticity and Reconstructions

ICOMOS Reconstruction Workshop March 2017 Group Photo smallThe papers in this collection derive from the international ICOMOS University Forum Workshop on Authenticity and Reconstructions held 13–15 March 2017 at ICOMOS International Headquarters in Paris, France. The meeting constituted a pilot project of the new ICOMOS University Forum to stimulate dialogues between academics and heritage experts. Accordingly, this is the first volume of the new ICOMOS University Forum Results.

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ICOMOS Guidance on Post Trauma Recovery and Reconstruction for World Heritage Cultural Properties document

ICOMOS is pleased to share the "ICOMOS Guidance on Post Trauma Recovery and Reconstruction for World Heritage Cultural Properties document."

This document was prepared in response to the request for guidance on reconstruction expressed in the World Heritage Committee decision (Decision 40 COM7) at its 40th session in Istanbul, Turkey. It was largely developed through the deliberations of an international workshop on reconstruction convened at ICOMOS Headquarters in Paris in September 2016 and sponsored by Kyushu University, Japan.

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