‘Heritage Interpretation: Expressing Heritage Sites’ Values to Foster Conservation, Promote Community Development, and Educate the Public’

Members of ICOMOS have been asked to review and comment on the Ename Charter, a draft doctrinal document being proposed for approval by the ICOMOS membership at the next General Assembly in China.

Discussions will include a complex reflection of cultural differences in the way that heritage is perceived and the role it plays in different societies, of the changes and shifts of responsibility that have taken place in the field of heritage over the past twenty years, and the inter-generational divide among those who have resisted those changes and those who have embraced or even initiated them. Among the many topics covered may include one voice versus multiple voices, the elusiveness of new heritage categories, and protecting sites from over-interpretation.

These and many other topics related to heritage interpretation will be discussed by a field of internationally-renowned heritage professionals.