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The Future of the Bamiyan Buddha Statues

Heritage Reconstruction in Theory and Practice

Editors: Nagaoka, Masanori (Ed.)

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  • The publication will contribute significantly to the available literature on post-conflict conservation ethics and provide an important historical record of the possible reconstruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues for future scholars
  • A refined conservation theory will help create a better understanding of past approaches and strengthen current practice
  • Useful reference point for conservation practitioners and policy makers around the world as they consider how to respond to on-going acts of destruction of cultural monuments
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This Open Access book explores heritage conservation ethics of post conflict and provides an important historical record of the possible reconstruction of the Bamiyan Buddha statues, which was inscribed in the UNESCO World Heritage List in Danger in 2003 as “Cultural Landscape and Archaeological Remains of the Bamiyan Valley”. With the condition that most surface of the original fragments of the Buddha statues were lost due to acts of deliberate destruction, this publication explores a reference point for conservation practitioners and policy makers around the world as they consider how to respond to on-going acts of destruction of cultural heritage.

Whilst there has been an emerging debate to the ethics and nature of heritage reconstruction, this volume provides a plethora of ideas and approaches concerning the future treatment of the Bamiyan Buddha statues. It also addresses a number of fundamental questions on potential heritage reconstruction: how it will be done; who will decide; and what it should be done for. Moreover when it comes to the inscribed World Heritage properties, how can reconstructed heritage using non-original materials be considered to retain authenticity?

With a view to serving as a precedent for potential decisions taken elsewhere in the world for cultural properties impacted by acts of violence and destruction, this volume introduces academic researches, experiences and observations of heritage conservation theory and practice of heritage reconstruction. It also addresses the issue not merely from the point of a material conservation philosophy but within the context of holistic strategies for the protection of human rights and promotion of peace building.

About the authors

Dr. Masanori Nagaoka currently works at the UNESCO Phnom Penh Office as Culture Specialist. He has been working in the Culture sector of UNESCO for 17 years at both headquarters (UNESCO World Heritage Centre) and field offices (Jakarta cluster office and Kabul office). Having implemented a number of projects and activities including in Afghanistan, Timor Leste, the Philippines, Indonesia and so forth, he has managed projects and programmes in all fields of UNESCO Culture sector, which includes safeguarding of both tangible and intangible cultural heritage, promotion of cultural diversity and tourism, culture policies for sustainable development, museums management and promotion of UNESCO normative instruments. He holds a PhD in Heritage Studies from Tsukuba University in Japan and received a Master Degree in Archaeology and Art History from Columbia University in New York, USA. He published a number of scientific peer-reviewed papers by Routledge, Springer, Emerald, ICOMOS and so forth. 

Table of contents (19 chapters)

Table of contents (19 chapters)
  • The Future of the Bamiyan Buddha Statues – Evolving Conservation Ethics and Principles concerning Intentionally Destructed Cultural Heritage

    Pages 3-15

    Nagaoka, Masanori

  • Safeguarding the Buddha Statues in Bamiyan and the Sustainable Protection of Afghan Cultural Heritage

    Pages 19-30

    Bouchenaki, Mounir

  • Safeguarding and Preservation Activities at the Giant Buddhas and Other Monuments in the Bamiyan Valley 2004–2017

    Pages 31-49

    Praxenthaler, Bert (et al.)

  • Cultural Identity and the Revival of Values After the Demolishment of Bamiyan’s Buddhist Wall Paintings

    Pages 51-70

    Taniguchi, Yoko

  • The Cultural Master Plan of Bamiyan: The Sustainability Dilemma of Protection and Progress

    Pages 71-95

    Jansen, Michael (et al.)

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  • ISBN 978-3-030-51316-0
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Hardcover 51,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Future of the Bamiyan Buddha Statues
Book Subtitle
Heritage Reconstruction in Theory and Practice
Editors
  • Masanori Nagaoka
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
UNESCO
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-51316-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-51316-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-51315-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXV, 364
Number of Illustrations
51 b/w illustrations, 91 illustrations in colour
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