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Sites of memory : conservations challenges in a World Heritage context

Participants of the 13th Montreal Round Table (2018). (photo : Fanny Cardin-Pilon)
Student session : Alexandre Krucker, Morgan O’Hara, Andréane Nadeau, Mikaela Gallinger and Miquel Reina Ortiz (photo : Fanny Cardin-Pilon)

The 13th Montreal Round Table (2018), Sites of memory: conservation challenges in a World Heritage context, examined the subject in the context of an increase in contested values at World Heritage sites. Heritage experts, specialists from diverse disciplines, student delegates and academics from Canada, France, Japan, Morocco, United Kingdom and United States studied sites of memory in order to clarify how associative values like ideas, beliefs and living traditions are identified and how they might be conserved. The agenda was structured to present a broad overview of the subject followed by specific sessions on definitions and conservation strategies for associative values as well as a case study on a Japanese sacred mountain range. The participants encouraged the development of multiple narratives associated with place, the involvement of many stakeholders and the protection of living communities and cultural traditions. The Proceedings are available in a PDF format.