Resources for Mitigating the Effects of Natural Disasters on Cultural Heritage Sites
I hope you all are doing well! I have posted some resources that I feel may not only supplement those provided in the background guide, but also help you in your research!
The first article is called Strategy for Cultural Heritage Management in Africa: A Case Study. Published in 2000, the article discusses problems with generating the sufficient funding to protect cultural heritage in Tanzania. One of the core solutions that were proposed was using monetary funds generated from carefully planned cultural tourism to ensure that effective cultural heritage management (CHM) occurs. This model can possibly apply to countries that need to protect their cultural heritage sites, but are underfunded and/or cannot obtain the necessary funding from third party actors. To access this file, scroll down to the end of the page and click on the file.
The second resource is an excellent study entitled, State Emergency Service Local Controllers' Attitudes towards Disaster Planning for Cultural Heritage Resources, and it is by Kristy Graham and Dirk Spennemann at Charles Stuart University in Albury, Australia. The title says it all! The study discusses how research was conducted in terms of gaining knowledge to the attitudes of officials in regards to disaster planning, and then comparing these attitudes to other actors. The report also discusses the importance of communication as well as barriers of effective cultural resource management in times of natural disasters. This study is a good place to commence when investigating for solutions in terms of external qualifying factors; such as how municipal officials can effect disaster management planning for cultural heritage sites. Since the NHSMUN website does not allow files added to be more than 2MB, I have hosted it on an external site. In order to access this file, please use this link: http://dl.dropbox.com/u/2835165/Strategy%20for%20Cultural%20Heritage%20M...
Hopefully, these aforementioned resources will aid and/or guide you in your research! If you have any questions and/or concerns, feel free to contact Puja or I at firstname.lastname@example.org