Cultural Resource Management in Contemporary Society: by Alf Hatton, Francis P. MacManamon

By Alf Hatton, Francis P. MacManamon

Worldwide, struggles in regards to the correct to figure out the makes use of of old websites, museum items, ancient constructions, and conventional cultures are being fought out. This leading edge and wide-ranging number of essays describes a number of technique of protecting, conserving and proposing very important cultural assets in the context of monetary improvement, competing claims of "ownership" of specific cultural assets, sleek makes use of of constructions and area, and different points of overdue twentieth-century existence.

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1987. The Heritage Industry: Britain in a climate of decline. London: Methuen. Hooper Greenhill, E. 1994. Museums and their Visitors. London: Routledge. Hunter, J. Ralston (eds) 1993. Archaeological Resource Management in the UK: an introduction. Phoenix Mill, Gloucestershire: Institute of Field Archaeologists/Alan Sutton Publishing. Jones 1992. Archaeological Resource Protection. National Trust for Historic Preservation. Washington, DC: The Preservation Press. International Committee on Archaeological Heritage Management (ICAHM) 1996.

This project can be judged successful from its results of providing an exhaustive site inventory, the collection of material remains and test excavations (Bernus 1981). The story of the Kainji rescue archaeology project in Nigeria, however, was quite different. In this case, the lack of commitment on the part of the central government presents a more common example of the failures of incorporating archaeological considerations into development planning. Just as in the case of the Volta basin project in Ghana, the Kainji project was preceded by good preliminary survey work in 1962–3 by Robert Soper, who was then in the Nigerian Federal Department of Antiquity.

PNFC 1991:6) The first recommendation above related to the creation of a separate Ministry of Culture. Its creation in April 1992 came less than a year after this forum. Although these commendable efforts should not be denied, one must also acknowledge that a lot remains to be done. Museums The Republic of Cameroon is one of the few countries in Africa where a national museum worthy of that designation does not yet exist. g. Bamenda, Buea, Douala and Maroua), but their contents and conservation priorities leave a lot to be desired.

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