1.         Gelati Monastery (Georgia) (C 710bis)

Year of inscription on the World Heritage List  1994

Criteria  (iv)

Year(s) of inscription on the List of World Heritage in Danger    2010-present

Threats for which the property was inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger

Irreversible interventions as part of major reconstruction of the structure of Bagrati Cathedral

Desired state of conservation for the removal of the property from the List of World Heritage in Danger

Adopted, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/4196

Corrective measures identified

Adopted, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/4196

Timeframe for the implementation of the corrective measures

Adopted, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/decisions/4196

Previous Committee Decisions  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/710/documents/

International Assistance

Requests approved: 0
Total amount approved: USD 0
For details, see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/710/assistance/

UNESCO Extra-budgetary Funds

N/A

Previous monitoring missions

November 2003, June 2008, March 2010, April 2012: Joint World Heritage Centre / ICOMOS reactive monitoring missions

 

Factors affecting the property identified in previous reports

Illustrative material  see page https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/710/

Conservation issues presented to the World Heritage Committee in 2014

In conformity with the Paragraph 190 of the Operational Guidelines, the State Party submitted a state of conservation report, available at https://whc.unesco.org/en/list/710/documents/ and which addresses progress on a number of issues regarding conservation activities at the Gelati Monastery, such as the project on the Main Church of the Monastery, including the restoration of the cupola and the roof of the dome and transepts, and stone conservation. The World Bank programme that started in 2012 is still continuing. Within this program a budget has been agreed for further restoration and conservation of the Main Church and also for the construction of a visitor center outside the Monastery, as agreed by the World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies in 2012.

The State Party reported that, as requested by the World Heritage Committee at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013), a Major Boundary Modification for the property to set out a justification for Gelatri Monastery to satisfy the criterion for inscription on its own was submitted by the State Party on 1 February 2014. The nomination was considered complete and was sent by the World Heritage Centre for evaluation to the Advisory Bodies. It will be examined by the Committee at its 39th session. 

Analysis and Conclusions of the World Heritage Centre, ICOMOS and ICCROM

The continuing conservation programme at Gelati Monastery and the external funding that has been obtained to allow it to continue for at least a further three years is noted. It should also be noted that funding from the World Bank will allow the development of a visitor center, the proposals for which have been reviewed by the Advisory Bodies.

The Major Boundary Modification for the property requested by the Committee has been submitted in the timeframe suggested.

The World Heritage Centre and the Advisory Bodies recommend to the World Heritage Committee to retain the Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (Georgia) on the List of World Heritage in Danger, until the Committee examines the Major Boundary Modification for the property.

Decision Adopted: 38 COM 7A.16

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined Document WHC-14/38.COM/7A,
  2. Recalling Decision 37 COM 7A.32, adopted at its 37th session (Phnom Penh, 2013),
  3. Welcomes the progress in the implementation of the conservation programme plan for Gelati Monastery;
  4. Notes that the State Party submitted on 1 February 2014 a request for a Major Boundary Modification for the property, further to the request of the Committee;
  5. Decides to retain the Bagrati Cathedral and Gelati Monastery (Georgia) on the List of World Heritage in Danger.

Decision Adopted: 38 COM 8C.2

The World Heritage Committee,

  1. Having examined the state of conservation reports of properties inscribed on the List of World Heritage in Danger (WHC-14/38.COM/7A and WHC-14/38.COM/7A.Add),
  2. Decides to retain the following properties on the List of World Heritage in Danger: