Roundtable Discussion of Research on Interpretation Strategy for World Heritage Sites Featuring Criterion (vi)

29 Nov 2023

On November 21, 2023, from 7 pm to 9 pm Korean time, a roundtable on 'Research on Interpretation Strategy for World Heritage Sites featuring Criterion (vi)‘ was held as part of regional research on World Heritage interpretation. The study, which has been ongoing since April this year, focuses on World Heritage criteria (vi) which focuses on intangible and associative values out of ten World Heritage criteria, and examines how to establish an 'interpretation strategy' for correctly interpreting these properties. In this research, WHIPIC focuses on the 'Interpretation Strategy' referred to in the 'Guiding Principles for the Preparation of Nominations concerning Sites of Memory Associated with Recent Conflicts)' officially adopted by the World Heritage Committee this year to highlight the role of interpretation for the protection and conservation of World Heritage that satisfies criteria (vi)


Roundtable screen capture


The roundtable was designed to share the outcomes of literature research and case studies conducted as part of this research and to exchange opinions with researchers. Dr. Jean-Louis Luxen, who has been conducting research for establishing the 'Guiding Principles for the Preparation of Nominations concerning Sites of Memory Associated with Recent Conflicts,' contributed to this roundtable as chairperson. Literature review was conducted by Sujin Heo, Anji Kim (WHIPIC Research Office), and Steve Slack (Heritage Interpretation Consultant). Case studies included Milagros Flores Roman (San Juan National Historic Site), Emily Duran and Teresa Dhaliwal Daviz (Dub London Exhibition, Museum of London), and Dieudonne Nagiriwubuntu (Kigali Genocide Memorial). Dr. Olwen Beazley (History and World Heritage Manager, National Parks and Wildlife Service, New South Wales, Australia) and Professor Hyunkyung Lee (Sogang University) participated as panellists, enriching the discussion at the roundtable.


The final report of this study, reflecting the discussions at this roundtable, is scheduled to be published in English at the end of this year.

 


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