Charter for the Protection and Management of the Archaeological Heritage (1990)

Photo taken on March 20, 2013 shows the Archaeological Site of Leptis Magna, one of the Libya's UNESCO World Heritage sites. The International Scientific Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) advises ICOMOS and the World Heritage Committee on matters that pertain to all aspects of the management of archaeological sites and landscapes. These include formulating and propagating standards and best practices for both archaeological research and cultural resource management.

Preface: The Charter for the Protection and Management of the Archaeological Heritage was adopted by the ICAHM, the 9th General Assembly, Lausanne, 1990.

The ICAHM Charter, inspired by the success of the Venice Charter, was created in response to the increasing threats to archaeological sites worldwide, especially from looting and land development. The Charter attempts to establish principles and guidelines of archaeological heritage management that are globally valid and can be adapted to national policies and conditions. The Charter encourages legislation to protect the archaeological heritage, based on inventories and general surveys of the resources. It lays out general principles for investigation, maintenance, and conservation as well as reconstruction of architectural heritage. It also notes the role of high academic and professional standards in relevant fields of expertise and the need for international cooperation.

Category
Charter
Date

1990

Promulgation

The ICAHM, the 9th General Assembly, Lausanne, 1990.

Descriptions

  • The Charter, inspired by the success of the Venice Charter, was created in response to the increasing threats to archaeological sites worldwide, especially from looting and land development.
  • It attempts to establish principles and guidelines of archaeological heritage management that are globally valid and can be adapted to national policies and conditions.
  • It encourages legislation to protect the archaeological heritage, based on inventories and general surveys of the resources.
  • It lays out general principles for investigation, maintenance, and conservation as well as reconstruction of architectural heritage. It also notes the role of high academic and professional standards in relevant fields of expertise and the need for international cooperation.

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http://www.international.icomos.org/charters/arch_e.pdf

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I received his B.S., M.S., and Ph.D. degrees in 1996, 2003, and 2006, respectively, from China University of Geosciences, Wuhan, China; Hefei University of Technology, Hefei, China; and Chinese Academy of Sciences, Hefei, China. From 1996 to 2006, I worked at the School of Computer Science and Technology, Huaibei Normal University, Huaibei, China, as a Lecturer and an Associate Professor. From January 2007 to August 2013, I worked at Wenzhou University, Wenzhou, China. I am currently a Professor at the Zhejiang University of Media and Communications, Hangzhou, China. I am the coauthor of more than 80 articles, which mostly were published in peer-reviewed journals.

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