The law is a key tool for protecting cultural heritage in its many forms: tangible and intangible, moveable and immoveable, ancient and contemporary, privately or publicly owned. Legal protection and management practices developed differently in various world regions, but there are many common concerns and approaches. This issue provides insight into the current challenges facing the cultural heritage in different regions including the threats posed by global crises such as climate change while highlighting the role of heritage legislation and management approaches that can be used to address them.
Introduction: Heritage legislation and management
James K. Reap