Managing Conflict: The Management and Interpretation of Spanish Civil War Sites
Author: Molina-Burguera, Guillermo
Source: Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites, Volume 12, Number 1, 2010 , pp. 39-59(21)
Publisher: Maney Publishing
Abstract:This paper explores not just a framework for the protection of cultural heritage relating to a certain place, but also its use as a tool for the enhancement and survival of an identity, based on tradition, common history, and respect for the surrounding environment and identities. The aim is to secure the communities' identities within a common economic framework based on the sustainable development of tourism.
After considering the social complexity of interpreting Spanish twentieth-century history (especially the Civil War and dictatorship), the paper considers the management and interpretation of a Civil War complex at Villargord o del Cabriel, in the Valencia region, which includes the concerns and desires for both resource conservation and economic development. It is proposed that this can be achieved by short-term strategies for community involvement, combined with long-term concerns for conservation of the architecture and the environment, educational and interpretive strategies for the park and surrounding landscape, monitoring, and review, and sustainable tourism in the area.
Document Type: Research Article
Affiliations: Museum of London Archaeology (MoLA), UK;, Email: email@example.com
Publication date: 2010-03-01