on the Protection of Cultural Heritage in Southeast Asia
WORKING GROUP 1: Protection of Artefacts in Monuments and
Sites, and Collections in Museums and Temples
in Group 1 of the Workshop have clarified two issues:
need to continue to implement and improve all current
measures of preservation of cultural heritage in the present
situation of emergency world-wide
The need to integrate cultural heritage preservation within
a wider framework of sustainable development involving
living cultural sytems, economic advancement and the participation
of local communities.
thinking has thus brought to light two different models
in our concern about cultural heritage:
PRESERVATION (RESCUE AND PROTECTION) MODEL (Threats)
THE DEVELOPMENT MODEL (Assets)
actions should be carried out through regional cooperation
in order to ensure impact at national, regional and international
PRESERVATION (RESCUE AND PROTECTION) MODEL leads
to the following actions
LEGISLATION Mapping and analysis
of all current legislation and enforcements frameworks
and improvement of such frameworks through the organisation
of workshops / conferences.
AWARENESS CAMPAIGNS To share
at all levels the values of cultural heritage.
OF RELEVANT AUTHORISITES Through the organization
of workshops involving customs and cultural heritage staff
INVENTORIES check and complete inventories of movable
cultural heritage, including sites, pagodas, temples
HERITAGE special attention be
given to the preservation of this heritage through the
development of adequate legislation frameworks and the
training of personnel.
DEVELOPMENT MODEL will require the elaboration
of new approaches and tools which will link protection with
living heritage systems, the safeguard of the environment
and the community development as a whole.
a start, we recommend that
of case studies (such as Halong Bay, Lang Kawi, Bali,
etc.) be undertaken and shared widely within the region
and community awareness of cultural heritage would move
from preservation against threats to cultural heritage
as assets for life development !