Plural: History, Culture, Society (Dec 2020)

Inclusion vs. Exclusion. Overcoming Undemocratic Contextual Issues in Integrating Communities to Heritage Management and Preservation

  • Anna Gaynutdinova

Journal volume & issue
Vol. 8, no. 2
pp. 7 – 17


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The article presents the retrospective of various initiatives of engaging local communities in heritage conservation and management taking place in Russia over the last decades. It gives the analysis of their sources, locations and developments in the light of contextual issues of the contemporary social and political circumstances and their influence to the conservation field. It also represents the summary of more than 50 years-long practice of local community engagement in the conservation of WH property “Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands” from the period before it was designated till present.