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Utilising graphic heritage for heritage interpretation: a case report on testing the applicability of graphic heritage as a development tool for UNESCO heritage designations

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posted on 2023-09-11, 15:45 authored by Robert G. HarlandRobert G. Harland, James Bridge, Moira Nash, Matthew Rabagliati

This paper reports on a project that explored the possibilities for utilizing graphic heritage as a tool to help UNESCO designations managers and their stakeholders better interpret their heritage in light of sustainable development challenges in urban environments sensitive to heritage. With the eventual goal to inform policy-making that benefits from a closer understanding between design and heritage, five phases are outlined. These employ several methods resulting in two important ways for graphic heritage to enhance the management of urban heritage contexts with possible future implications for UNESCO-designated Creative Cities, World Heritage Sites, and Biosphere Reserves. These contextualize the intrinsic and extrinsic nature of graphic heritage for UNESCO designations, and a scoping study for Bradford UNESCO City of Film features with several objectives outlining the basis for future research, collaboration, and wider dissemination.


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