Academic thesis

Melanie Münchau: Evaluating the Invaluable? Rock art in the context of World Heritage nominations Back
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Abstract: By means of rock art as case study, the thesis addresses World Heritage nomination and preservation practice.
Studying our perception and understanding of rock art and the causes of its endangering, the paper asks for how preservation could evolve to a constructive and creative, socially and culturally meaningful process going beyond mere protection.


Keywords: rock art, stone, megaliths, geoglyphs, petroglyphs, pictoglyphs, engravings, paintings, cave art, cultural heritage, landscape, deterioration, protection, preservation, conservation, restoration, nature, culture, society, UNESCO, World Heritage nomination, World Heritage list, significance, identification, interpretation, evaluation, categorisation, authenticity, integrity, outstanding universal value, management, institutionalisation, commodification, decontextualisation, disintegration, utilitarism, relationship
  • academic institution: Brandenburgische Technische Universität Cottbus-Senftenberg
  • kind of theses:  Masterarbeit
  • main Tutor:  Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Michael Schmidt
  • assistant Tutor:  Prof. Dr. phil. Leo Schmidt
  • date:  2007
  • Language:  Deutsch
  • pages:  112
  • pictures:  1
Melanie Münchau
Krampnitzerstrasse 33
14469  Potsdam
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