CH AND THE CONTENT OF THE CONCEPT: Two approaches to CH – traditional vs. flexible

Not surprisingly, there is a number of ways to answer these questions since there are various – and sometimes contrasting - meanings concerning the content of the concept of ‘cultural heritage’, meanings that differ both according to the temporal/historical, geographical and social context of the interpreter.

Analyse the scheme below and place the photos in proper columns.


From the positions presented above follow – needless to say – different views of the present social and political role of the cultural heritage. Let us also state that with the concepts of heritage management, and the heritage management sector, we do refer to museums, county-boards, county archeologists, national heritage boards etc that are responsible for the handling of the cultural heritage and that are financed by the taxpayers.