Serial Cultural Heritage: Concept, Applications, Categorization and Its Roles in Present Day Contexts

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Saowalux Poshyanandana


Serial cultural heritage is a category of cultural heritage that is characterized by its formation of several cultural heritage sites which have shared meaning and values. The first recognition of serial cultural heritage was part of the World Heritage Convention and its subsequent Operational Guidelines for the Implementation of the World Heritage Convention, 1980. Since that time, cultural heritage series have been nominated and inscribed as World Heritage Sites continuously.

              In general context, serial cultural heritage has been known and remembered since ancient times. Seven Wonders of the World is an example, although they are not called ‘serial cultural heritage’.

              This article addresses the concept and other important aspects of serial cultural heritage in World Heritage and general contexts for better understanding of this category of cultural heritage that has been overlooked most of the time despite its values and significance in today’s world.


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Poshyanandana, S. (2019). Serial Cultural Heritage: Concept, Applications, Categorization and Its Roles in Present Day Contexts. Nakhara : Journal of Environmental Design and Planning, 16, 69-84.


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