The Cultural Heritage Of The Museum

1804 WordsMay 4, 20178 Pages
Introduction Today, armed conflicts still keep to strike the cultural identity of people through their cultural heritage more strongly than the worst natural risks. The cultural heritage is part of our human rights. It was highlighted that culture heritage is closely linked to sustainable development in economic terms. However, it is also a driver of sustainable development in its own right. Moreover, culture is a factor contributing to peace and security as well. Yet, these days, our historical sites and objects are at high risk from human destruction, looting, and trafficking by terrorist and criminal organizations. Since twenty years ago, our world has witnessed the destruction of our cultural heritage that was made by terrorist…show more content…
The UNESCO defined the cultural heritage as “the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a group or society that are inherited from past generations, maintained in the present and bestowed for the benefit of future generations.” The cultural heritage also consists of buildings and historical sites, artifacts, monuments, etc., which are considered valuable of preservation for the future. These contain items significant to the architecture, archaeology, science or technology of a particular culture. Treasures that are displayed or stored in museums are significant to the study of human history and culture. Objects can offer a concrete basis for thoughts, and can validate them. Their preservation illustrates recognition of the importance of the past and of the things that tell its story. In addition, preserved items validate memories; and the actuality of the object, as opposed to a surrogate or reproduction, draws people in and gives them a literal way of touching the past. This unfortunately poses a risk as historical sites and objects are destroyed by terrorists • The Importance of Protecting Cultural Heritage Communities have long sought to preserve and protect their cultural heritage. During times of conflict and war, cultural
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