Tag Archives: World Heritage

Senate Votes to Ban Imports of Syrian Art and Antiquities – The New York Times

As the organization Saving Antiquities for Everyone recently commented, “On Wednesday, the US Senate voted on banning the import of all art and artifacts from Syria, in an attempt to curb the looting and trafficking of antiquities of illicit objects … Continue reading

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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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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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Review of “The Geography of Thought” and its Relevance for World Heritage Management

The fascinating and accessibly-written book The Geography of Thought, published in 2004 by cultural psychologist Richard Nisbett, summarizes the broad-spectrum implications of a number of studies that he, his graduate students, and his colleagues in related disciplines carried out in … Continue reading

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World Heritage Site: Huangshan of China « Flickr Blog

World Heritage Site: Huangshan of China « Flickr Blog.  The photo-sharing social media site, Flickr, has once again placed a spotlight on a World Heritage Site; this time, they chose Huangshan to highlight.   I find it curious that this … Continue reading

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Questioning the Social Paradigm behind World Heritage Listings

This spring semester, I am doing an independent study with a professor who has worked extensively on World Heritage Sites in Cambodia and nearby Southeast Asian nations, as well as with organizations related to the funding, preservation management and interpretation … Continue reading

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World Heritage Site: Huanglong « Flickr Blog

World Heritage Site: Huanglong « Flickr Blog. A World Heritage Site is today’s featured topic on Flickr!  As the Flickr Blog usually highlights photos on a particular photographic theme or an intriguing photographer, rather than a place – and then … Continue reading

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The World Monument Fund’s projects to “Save Angkor”

The World Monuments Fund is one of the major international organizations working with both UNESCO and Cambodian authorities charged with protecting Angkor (such as APSARA, whose role will be elaborated in later posts).  The WMF focuses on preservation activities, but … Continue reading

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