THE “FORGOTTEN LANDSCAPES” CONSERVATION, HERITAGE MANAGEMENT AND LIFELONG LEARNING IN THE COMMUNITY

Elaine Knight

Abstract


In this paper, attention will be drawn to the Blaenavon Industrial area in South Wales which in 2000 was declared a WHS. This recognised the ‘unique’ legacy of the forgotten, industrial landscapes with their ecological, geological and cultural significance.
The Forgotten Landscapes Project, as it has become known, introduces cultural learning as a means to encourage local communities to recognise and maintain their own heritage landscapes. This involves targeting all age groups but also 16-19 year olds in a bid to avoid what can be referred to as the regression of WHS’ into ‘theme parks’ which is both a challenge but also, ironically, often a prerequisite for WHS sustainability.

Keywords


Education; Tourism; Policy; Heritage Management; Widening Access; Sustainability





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