Charisma: cultural heritage, access and risk management.

Ball, David J. and Watt, John (2002) Charisma: cultural heritage, access and risk management. In: Research for protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage: opportunities for European enterprises. Brandt-Grau, Astrid and Pérez-Vitoria, Silvia and Chapuis, Michel and Leissner, Johanna, eds. The European Commission, p. 222. ISBN 9282867056

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Abstract

This poster set out an exciting area of potential research in the area of sustainable conservation of heritage, in order to start a dialogue with potential partners. It suggested that harm may be caused to our heritage by other social policy measures,which of themselves may be highly desirable (such as visitor safety or access for people with disabilities). It suggested that existing techniques of environmental impact analysis, risk assessment and risk management can readily be adapted to the field of heritage protection. Three main objectives were discussed which were firstly to identify conflicts resulting from social policies, secondly to develop a holistic risk management tool and thirdly to provide practical information and guidelines to site owners,managers and policy makers.Essentially,our proposal was designed to find a means of achieving a suitable methodology for decision making by heritage managers.We expect such a project to produce a blueprint for a methodology which would find wide application by heritage site managers throughout Europe. It would focus attention on the need to be aware of the special needs and compromises that are necessary if heritage is to be properly accessed and protected.

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4th European Commission Conference on 'Research for protection, conservation and enhancement of cultural heritage: opportunities for European enterprises'.

Strasbourg, 22-24 November 2000.

Research Areas:Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Centre for Decision Analysis and Risk Management (DARM)
Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology
Middlesex University Schools and Centres > School of Science and Technology > Natural Sciences
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