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World Bank Cultural Site Management Site
April 26 - 30 1999, Washington DC
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Photo and RealAudio highlights from 27 April


RealAudio of conclusions from Monday�s discussions on natural and cultural attributes of cultural site management (CSM)

Sharon Sullivan (left), former Executive Director, Australian Heritage Commission, presented a planning model for the management of archaeological sites.

Joseph Libsekal, Director, National Museum of Eritrea, highlighted methods to involve local communities in the planning of the Gohayto site, including discussions with them to learn their oral history, understand the local ecology, assess community sentiments about the site, inventory cultural assets of the site, and develop programs to train local people as guides, interpreters and site managers.


Above, left and below: Workshop participants engaged in group discussions. Informal exchanges are central to the workshop curriculum.

Geoffrey Wainwright, former Chief Archaeologist, English Heritage, focused on economic and political issues involved in recent CSM developments at Stonehenge. Noting that Stonehenge is one of Britain�s heritage icons, he sa

Frank Penna, Frank J. Penna and Associates, Inc., discussed measures to mobilize investment in tourism, highlighting the Bank�s efforts to encourage investment in coastal tourism development in southern Albania

Mario Bravo, Cultural Heritage Consultant, discussed recent stakeholder involvement in CSM in Ouro Preto, Brazil. He detailed the tensions between the city�s economic requirements and its preservation as a historic site.

Atakilti Hagege, Director, Bureau of Culture, Tourism and Information, Ethiopia, outlined challenges and viable solutions in cultural heritage management in Tigrai, northern Ethiopia.

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