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Decision : 29 COM 8B.34
Nominations of Cultural Properties to the World Heritage List (Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Documents WHC-05/29.COM/8B, WHC-05/29.COM/8B.Add 2 and WHC-05/29.COM/INF.8B.1,

2. Inscribes the Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh (Belarus) on the World Heritage List on the basis of cultural criteria (ii), (iv) and (vi):

Criterion (ii): The architectural, residential and cultural complex of the Radziwill family at Nesvizh was the cradle for inoculation of new concepts based on the synthesis of the Western traditions, leading to the establishment of a new architectural school in Central Europe.

Criterion (iv): The Radziwill complex represents an important stage in the development of building typology in the history of architecture of the Central Europe in the 16th and 17th centuries. This concerned particularly the Corpus Christi Church with its typology related to cross-cupola basilica.

Criterion (vi): The Radziwill family was particularly significant for being associated with the interpretation of the influences from Southern and Western Europe and the transmission of the ideas in the Central and Eastern Europe.

3. Requests the State Party of Belarus to prepare by the 1 April 2006, in order to meet the requirements set out in paragraph 86 of the Operational Guidelines, a management plan for the property, including a review of the policy of restoration and reconstruction.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Focal Point: EUR/NA
States Parties: Belarus
Year: 2005
Decision Code: 29 COM 8B.34