Expanding Boundaries of Practice in (World) Heritage Management: from Conservation to Sustainable Development
The adoption of the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development marks for the first time the inclusion of cultural heritage in the global development agenda. At the same time, it also raises a question about the readiness of existing heritage institutions to cope with this vastly expanded scope, in comparison to traditional mandates focused mainly on conservation. This paper proposes that the expanding boundaries of heritage practice has three important dimensions: changes in heritage concepts, changes in heritage management issues, as well as changes in managerial or governance frameworks. It traces key milestones in modern heritage practice since the mid-20th century, and offers policy recommendations for existing heritage institutions to deal with these new frontiers of management practice.