A Tale of Two Heritages: Claims of Ownership over Intangible Cultural Heritage and the Myth of "Authenticity"
Article from: TDM 2 (2014), in The New Frontiers of Cultural Law: Intangible Heritage Disputes
Authenticity seems to be a primary concern in the protection and safeguarding of heritage. After all, if we are going to preserve heritage, what is the standard heritage needs to be measured against? How can we know we are doing a good job in effectively protecting the heritage against other forces? And, when it comes to restoration of heritage, how much restoration is permissible? A sizeable amount of ink and internet space has been invested in discussing some of these questions, which can be traced back to the origins of the heritage movement, and certainly ...