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Values in Heritage Management: Emerging Approaches and Research Directions

Edited by Erica Avrami, Susan Macdonald, Randall Mason, and David Myers

Over the last fifty years, conservation professionals have confronted increasingly complex political, economic, and cultural dynamics. This volume, with contributions by leading international practitioners and scholars, reviews how values-based methods have come to influence conservation, takes stock of emerging approaches to values in heritage practice and policy, identifies common challenges and related spheres of knowledge, and proposes specific areas in which the development of new approaches and future research may help advance the field. 

This open-access catalogue is available for free online and in multiple formats for download, including PDF, MOBI/Kindle, and EPUB. For readers who wish to have a bound reference copy, this paperback edition has been made available for sale.

Erica Avrami is James Marston Fitch Assistant Professor of Historic Preservation at Columbia University. Susan Macdonald leads the Buildings and Sites Department at the Getty Conservation Institute. Randall Mason is chair of the Graduate Program in Historic Preservation at the University of Pennsylvania School of Design. David Myers is senior project specialist at the Getty Conservation Institute. 

“Timely exploration of advances in the development and use of values-based methodologies.”
—Dennis Rodwell, Context

“The aim of the volume, to take stock of recent developments in the application of values based heritage management, to explore emerging challenges and set out areas for future research, has provided a wide range of case studies, reviews and recommendations.”
—Michael Dawson, The Historic Environment: Policy & Practice

“While this work likely has some appeal to professionals and policy makers as an introduction to the concept of values-based heritage management—it does provide interesting case studies and recommendations—its greatest benefit would be to students and scholars in historic preservation and affiliated fields.”
—Emily Bergeron, Preservation Education & Research

“A good resource for new researchers and practitioners. . . . The book acts as a link from heritage management to the broader social sciences finishing with the economic aspects of heritage policy.”
—Robert M. O’Halloran, Journal of Heritage Tourism

“Featuring distinguished authors steeped in the theory and practice of heritage conservation, this book effectively captures the 21st century shift in notions of heritage value. A timely discussion of theoretical frameworks and practical approaches to values-based decision-making, this Getty publication will appeal to scholars and heritage professionals as well as to students, policy makers and local authorities in search of guidance for understanding and managing significant places in their communities.”
Christina Cameron,Université de Montréal

258 pages
7 x 10 inches
78 color illustrations
ISBN 978-1-60606-618-8

Getty Publications
Imprint: Getty Conservation Institute