Monthly Archives: January 2013

Branding Bilbao: A Cultural Investment That Paid Off

Branding Bilbao: A Cultural Investment That Paid Off | Pacific Standard Magazine ” Thanks in large part to the media attention it has attracted, the Guggenheim Museum Bilbao is a rare success story for the Spanish economy. June 27, 2012 • … Continue reading

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Guggenheim| The Bilbao museum attracted one million visitors in 2012

Guggenheim| The Bilbao museum attracted one million visitors in 2012 | EITB News Entertainment. – A brief news update about Bilbao’s visitorship. “The Guggenheim Museum Bilbao has surpassed the million-visitor mark this year, a number it had not reached since 2007, the … Continue reading

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U.S. Public Supports UNESCO in Conflict over Recognition of Palestine

U.S. Public Supports UNESCO, Despite Funding Cuts “UNITED NATIONS, Jan 19 (IPS) – A national poll revealed that 83 percent of voters in the United States believe it is important for the country to be a member of  and provide … Continue reading

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Reblogged: Damage and Desecration: More education needed?

Damage and Desecration: More education needed? « The Heritage Journal. “Desecration is a powerful word. The Oxford Dictionary suggests two main meanings of the verb ‘to desecrate’ – to treat (a sacred place or thing) with violent disrespect, or to spoil (something … Continue reading

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Reblogged: “Culture Shutdown” in Bosnia and Herzegovina

Culture Shutdown? A Plea for Museums, Galleries, and Libraries in Bosnia and Herzegovina « Jeffrey C. Goldfarb’s Deliberately Considered “On a steamy July evening in 2012, I arrived at the Historical Museum of Bosnia and Herzegovina in Sarajevo for an … Continue reading

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Italy fears for ‘vanishing’ heritage

Italy fears for ‘vanishing’ heritage after arrests over sacking of historic library | World news | guardian.co.uk. “The director of the Vatican Museums has warned that Italy‘s cultural heritage is “vanishing” after prosecutors in Naples said two more people had been arrested on … Continue reading

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Reblogged: Zahi Hawass’s Most Important Accomplishment: High-Res King Tut

The Punching Bag: Zahi Hawass’s Most Important Accomplishment: High-Res King Tut. Larry Rothfield, the author of the below post, is a Professor at the University of Chicago and runs a blog, “The Punching Bag,” about issues in the protection of … Continue reading

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Culture in the Cross Hairs – UNESCO’s Director General Responds to Attacks on Timbuktu

Culture in the Cross Hairs – NYTimes.com “On July 7, in the wake of the destruction of the sacred shrines in Timbuktu — a Unesco World Heritage site — the spokesman of Ansar Dine, one of the Islamist groups controlling … Continue reading

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World Heritage Sites Attacked During War

This brochure, compiled by UNESCO, displays World Heritage Sites that have been damaged in wartime, many of which UNESCO has worked to rebuild.  Beautiful pictures, terrible destruction: World Heritage Sites Attacked During War.  Below is the blurb from the brochure’s link … Continue reading

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What is “sustainability” and how does it relate to cultural policies?

The idea of sustainability originated in the 1970s and 80s primarily in reference to environmental policies, and therefore integrates the environmental concept of complex ecosystems.  Many recent definitions derive from the Brundtland Commission’s description of sustainable development, in particular, as … Continue reading

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