Skip to 0 minutes and 14 seconds In this section I’m going to talk about issue of authenticity and integrity. Well, authenticity is important concept in the World Heritage convention probably nominated under criteria one and six must meet the condition of authenticity. the ability to understand the value attribute to the heritage depend on the degree to which information source about this value may be understood as credible or thoughtful knowledge and understanding of these sources of information in relation to original and subsequent characteristic of the cultural heritage their meaning as accumulated over time as the request it base for the assessing all aspects of authenticity.
Skip to 1 minute and 13 seconds judgment about value attribute to culture heritage as well as the credibility of related information stories stories may differ from culture to culture and even within same culture, respect due to cultures requires that culture heritage must be considered and judged primarily within the cultural context to which it belongs. So depending on the type of culture heritage and its cultural context, properties may be understood to meet condition of authenticity if their cultural values truthfully and credibly express through our various of attribute including form and design ,materials and substance use and function traditions, techniques and management systems. Location and setting spirit and feeling, the internal and external factors language, another form of intelligent heritage.
Skip to 2 minutes and 22 seconds So All properties nominated for inscription on the World Heritage List shall satisfy the conditions of integrity. Integrity is a measure of the wholeness and intactness of the natural and/or cultural heritage and its attributes. Examining the conditions of integrity, therefore requires assessing the extent to the property
Skip to 2 minutes and 52 seconds Include all elements to express its outstanding universal value is adequate size to ensure the complete representation of the feature and the process, which call the properties significance, suffer from the adverse efforts of development and or neglect. So integrity also for properties nominated on the criteria for one to six, the physical fabric of the property and all is significant feature should be in good condition. And the impact of the deterioration process controlled, A significant proportion of the elements necessary to convey the totality of the value conveyed by the property should be included . relations and dynamic function present in culture landscape, historic towns or other living properties essential to their distinctive character should also be maintained.
Skip to 3 minutes and 58 seconds For all properties nominated under criteria (vii) - (x), bio-physical processes and landform features should be relatively intact. However, it is recognized that no area is totally pristine and that all natural areas are in a dynamic state, and to some extent involve contact with people. Human activities, including those of traditional societies and local communities, often occur in natural areas. These activities may be consistent with the Outstanding Universal Value of the area where they are ecologically sustainable. In terms of the protection and management.
Skip to 4 minutes and 51 seconds So they’re several things need to be aware, Protection and management of World Heritage properties should ensure that their Outstanding Universal Value, including the conditions of integrity and/or authenticity at the time of inscription, are sustained or enhanced over time. A regular review of the general state of conservation of properties, and thus also their Outstanding Universal Value, shall be done within a framework of monitoring processes for World Heritage properties, as specified within the Operational Guidelines . All properties inscribed on the World Heritage List must have adequate long-term legislative, regulatory, institutional and/or traditional protection and management to ensure their safeguarding. This protection should include adequately delineated boundaries.
Skip to 5 minutes and 52 seconds Similarly States Parties should demonstrate adequate protection at the national, regional, municipal, and/or traditional level for the nominated property. They should append appropriate texts to the nomination with a clear explanation of the way They should append appropriate texts to the nomination with a clear explanation of the way this protection operates to protect the property. So this is the end of the section.
How to determine authenticity and integrity
By the end of this video, you will have a good understanding of how to determine authenticity and integrity from Dr. Rouran Zhang.
Depending on what elements properties can be understood to meet conditions of authenticity?
Please don’t hesitate to share your views in the comment area.
© Nankai University