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Decision 33 COM 7B.93
Architectural, Residential and Cultural Complex of the Radziwill Family at Nesvizh (Belarus) (C 1196)

The World Heritage Committee,

1. Having examined Document WHC-09/33.COM/7B,

2. Recalling Decision 29 COM 8B.34, adopted at its 29th session (Durban, 2005),

3. Regrets the significant amount of dismantling as well as the intention to rebuild the Eastern Gallery;

4. Requests the State Party to urgently clarify, for review by the Advisory Bodies:

a) The methodology to be adopted in rebuilding the Eastern Gallery,

b) The types of proprietary materials and technologies being used in the conservation work,

c) The intended degree of conservation, restoration and reconstruction work in the adopted approach to the project;

5. Also requests the State Party to invite a joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring mission to the property to review the work in progress, to consider the conservation approaches and to review the overall state of conservation of the property;

6. Further requests the State Party to submit to the World Heritage Centre by 1 February 2011, a report on the state of conservation of the property, including all above-mentioned clarifications, as well as the technical analysis of the stability of all structures of the Complex, for examination by the World Heritage Committee at its 35th session in 2011.

Final Decisions of the 33rd Session of the World Heritage Committee (Seville, 2009)
Context of Decision