Category Archives: Sustainability

Almost half of natural World Heritage sites under severe threat, says WWF – CSMonitor.com

As the Global Heritage Fund commented, “A new report by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF) states that more than 11 million people – more than the population of Portugal – and over half of our natural World Heritage Sites are … Continue reading

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9 Things Museums Can Do To Improve The Way We Experience Art

Sustainability for museums means staying relevant to the changing needs and expectations of target audiences as culture and technology shift over time.  It also means working to increase accessibility and engagement for people who have previously not felt welcome in the … Continue reading

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Review of “The Earthscan Reader on NGO Management”: The Role of NGOs in Sustainable Development and Heritage Management around the World

This text on NGO management is an edited collection of essays focusing on issues in the goals, efficacy, structure and administration of non-governmental development organizations (NGDOs), and is itself organized in a textbook-like fashion, with an apparent audience of people … Continue reading

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Review of “Cross-Cultural Management” (Part 2): Implications for UNESCO, Sustainability and World Heritage

(This review is a continuing study of the text first analyzed here.) In the second half of this book, David Thomas explores the primary responsibilities of managers and how they manifest in cross-cultural contexts, as well more specific challenges affecting … Continue reading

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Huff Post Blog: Empowering Entrepreneurs to Save Cultural Heritage

Empowering Entrepreneurs to Save Cultural Heritage | Hufffington Post. The below blog post, written by Larry Coben for the Huff Post’s Social Entrepreneurship section, highlights the kind of work that some believe will help protect archaeological sites from looting or … Continue reading

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Review of “Our Common Future,” the United Nations’ Report on Sustainable Development

The United Nations’ 1987 Report of the World Commission on Environment and Development (WCED), also known as “Our Common Future” and the “Brundtland Report,” was the culmination of a several-year-long study that sought to identify obstacles to the long-term health … 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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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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Throsby’s Three Golden Rules of Sustainability for Cultural Tourism Destinations

1) Getting the values right Economic values identification of market and non-market effects non-market effects are much harder to determine accurately, due to their complicated entanglement in cultural values Cultural values aesthetic value – interpretations of the beauty of the … Continue reading

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