State of Conservation (SOC)
Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines (1997)
Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger
UNESCO Extra-Budgetary Funds
International Assistance granted to the property
Total Amount Ap proved:157,350USD
|1994||Purchase of the dehumidifying equipment for Wieliczka Salt Mines||100,000 USD|
|1993||Financial contribution to the organization of a seminar on the ...||12,350 USD|
|1989||Equipment and technical assistance needed for restoration work at ...||45,000 USD|
Factors* affecting the property identified in previous reports
- Water seepage;
- Harmful atmospheric elements
Current conservation issues
The installation of the dehumidifying equipment for the site, for which the Committee allocated an amount of US$ 100,000 in 1994, is presently being completed.
Analysis and Conclusion
Link to the decision
VII.30 Wieliczka Salt Mines (Poland)
The Committee noted that the installation of the dehumidifying equipment for the site, for which the Committee allocated an amount of US$ 100,000 in 1994, was being completed. The Delegate of Poland thanked the World Heritage Committee and the Government of the United States of America for their support to safeguard the salt mines and informed the Committee that the effectiveness of the dehumidifying system could only be assessed in the second half of 1998. An assessment report will be presented to the next Committee session.
The Committee decided to retain the Wieliczka Salt Mines on the. List of World Heritage in Danger awaiting the assessment report from the Polish authorities.
The Committee may wish to adopt the following:
"The World Heritage Committee requests the State Party to keep it informed about the outcome and results of this preservation project."
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Inscription on the Danger ListYear: 1989 -1998
Threats to the Site:
Serious humidity problems
The threats indicated are listed in alphabetical order; their order does not constitute a classification according to the importance of their impact on the property.
Furthermore, they are presented irrespective of the type of threat faced by the property, i.e. with specific and proven imminent danger (“ascertained danger”) or with threats which could have deleterious effects on the property’s Outstanding Universal Value (“potential danger”).