Decision : 28 COM 14B.24
Nominations of Cultural Properties to the World Heritage List (Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Inscribes the Royal Exhibition Building and Carlton Gardens, Australia, on the World Heritage List on the basis of cultural criterion (ii):

Criterion (ii): The Royal Exhibition Building and the surrounding Carlton Gardens, as the main extant survivors of a Palace of Industry and its setting, together reflect the global influence of the international exhibition movement of the 19th and early 20th centuries. The movement showcased technological innovation and change, which helped promote a rapid increase in industrialisation and international trade through the exchange of knowledge and ideas.

2. Encourages the State Party to consider with other States Parties the possibilities of a serial transboundary nomination covering other representative elements of the International Exhibition movement.

Themes: Inscriptions on the World Heritage List
Focal Point: APA
States Parties: Australia
Year: 2004
Decision Code: 28 COM 14B.24