Social significance and authenticity in heritage conservation and management

Impact: Economic impacts, Environmental impacts, Societal impacts, Technological impacts, Cultural impacts


The social significance of the historic environment is an increasingly important aspect of heritage conservation and management. Sustained primary research led by Professor Siân Jones has significantly advanced knowledge and understanding of the social significance of the historic environment in the UK. Evidence is provided of significant impact on the conservation policy, guidance and practice of state heritage bodies, including Historic Scotland and English Heritage. We give examples of wide-ranging impacts on practitioner debate and practice in the areas of designation, management and preservation of historic sites in the UK and beyond.

Category of impact

  • Economic impacts
  • Environmental impacts
  • Societal impacts
  • Technological impacts
  • Cultural impacts

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