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Rock Art and the World Heritage Convention - Ulf Bertilsson

Ulf Bertilsson, President ICOMOS-CAR; Project Manager, Tanum World Heritage, Sweden; Swedish Rock Art Archives, University of GothenburgDue to their long sequence chronology, susceptibility to climate changes and vandalism, rock art sites are also among the most vulnerable on the World Heritage List.Rock art, in the form of paintings and engravings, is a clear and lasting evidence of the transmission of human thoughts and beliefs through art and graphic representations. It functions as a repository of memory, enabling each culture to speak about themselves and their origins in all geographical settings. In July 2010, the UNESCO World Heritage Centre conducted a series of interviews with international experts working in the field of rock art on establishing an international digital archive in support of conserving rock art sites.More information: http://whc.unesco.org/en/heads/
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