In the contemporary world, unprecedented global events are challenging our ability to protect and enhance cultural heritage for future generations. Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society examines innovative and flexible approaches to cultural heritage protection.

Bringing together cultural heritage scholars and activists from across the world, the volume showcases a spectrum of exciting new approaches to heritage protection, community involvement, and strategic utilization of expertise. The contributions deal with a range of highly topical issues, including armed conflict and non-state actors, as well as broad questions of public heritage, museum roles in society, heritage tourism, disputed ownership, and indigenous and local approaches. In so doing, the volume builds upon, and introduces readers to, a new cultural heritage declaration codified during a 2016 workshop at the Royal Ontario Museum, Canada.

Offering a clarion call for an enduring spirit of innovation, collaboration, education, and outreach, Relevance and Application of Heritage in Contemporary Society will be important reading for scholars, students, cultural heritage managers, and local community stakeholders.

chapter |10 pages

Lessons Since 2003

Protecting Cultural Heritage during Conflict

chapter |14 pages

Online Public Opinion and Archaeological Heritage Conservation

A Case Study from Western Canada

chapter |9 pages

Objects of the Past

Relevance of Cultural Heritage in 21st-Century Museums

chapter |12 pages

Heritage in a Changing World and Higher Education for Heritage Managers

A Pilot Program from Egypt

chapter |5 pages

Higher Education and Cultural Heritage Management Programs

A Personal Perspective

chapter |9 pages

Engaging “the Public” in Heritage

Which Public and Whose Heritage?

chapter |10 pages

Regulating Indigenous Heritage

Impacts of Governmental Policies and Procedures on Indigenous Heritage

chapter |10 pages

The New Data Makers

Indigenous Innovations in Cultural Heritage Management

chapter |10 pages

Cultural Heritage Management in Developing Countries

Challenges and Opportunities

chapter |11 pages

Heritage in the Global Economy

Protecting Cultural Heritage through Nongovernmental and Voluntary Practices

chapter |26 pages

The Fusion of Law and Ethics in Cultural Heritage Management

The 21st Century Confronts Archaeology

chapter |13 pages

Cultural Heritage Stewardship

Global Challenges and New Approaches for an Uncertain Future