Civic body signs MoU with Unesco foundation for heritage conservation
The civic body is all set to benefit from the tie-up, as the MoU has a provision of training PMC staff along with technical expertise on heritage conservation.
At the seminar, the participants emphasised that the importance of heritage lies primarily in its cultural, historical and aesthetic values and sought government’s full support in heritage conservation. The two-day seminar is jointly being organised by Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC), Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundation, embassy of France and Unesco.
“In allocating limited financial resources, government needs to provide sound economic justification for heritage project. The demand for assessment of costs and benefits of government intervention has often been problematic in the field of heritage conservation whose value is more of symbolic nature and which cannot be easily quantified nor expressed in monetary terms,” said a panel of speakers including Shikha Jain, trustee of Indian Heritage Cities Network Foundation, Herve Passamar of Agency for the Development and Promotion of Heritage in France and Prof Christian Ost of Belgium.
There have been efforts to open a dialogue between socio-economic and cultural approaches to heritage management at least on a theoretical level in an attempt to place heritage conservation within a large context of local economic and social development,
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