1.         Wieliczka and Bochnia Royal Salt Mines (Poland) (C 32ter)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1978

Criteria  (iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger    1989-present

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/32/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0 (from 1989-1994)
Total amount approved: USD 157,350
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/32/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

N/A

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/32/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 1997

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 Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM

N/A

Decision Adopted: 21 COM VII.B.30

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.