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Improving capacity development for threatened maritime and marine cultural heritage through the evaluation of a parameter framework

Improving capacity development for threatened maritime and marine cultural heritage through the evaluation of a parameter framework
Improving capacity development for threatened maritime and marine cultural heritage through the evaluation of a parameter framework
Maritime cultural heritage is under increasing threat around the world, facing damage, destruction, and disappearance. Despite attempts to mitigate these threats, maritime cultural heritage is often not addressed to the same extent or with equal resources. One approach that can be applied towards protecting and conserving threatened cultural heritage, and closing this gap, is capacity development.

This paper addresses the question of how capacity development can be improved and adapted for the protection of maritime cultural heritage under threat. It asserts that capacity development for maritime cultural heritage can be improved by gaining a more comprehensive and structured understanding of capacity development initiatives through applying a consistent framework for evaluation and analysis. This allows for assessment and reflection on previous or ongoing initiatives, leading to the implementation of more effective initiatives in the future.

In order to do this, a model for classifying initiatives by ten parameters is proposed. It is then applied to a number of case studies featuring initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This is followed by a discussion of how conclusions and themes drawn from the examination and evaluation of the case study initiatives can provide a deeper understanding of capacity development efforts, and an analysis of how the parameter model as a framework can aid in improving capacity development for threatened maritime cultural heritage overall.
1557-2285
409-427
Recinos, Katherine
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Blue, Lucy
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Recinos, Katherine
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Blue, Lucy
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Recinos, Katherine and Blue, Lucy (2019) Improving capacity development for threatened maritime and marine cultural heritage through the evaluation of a parameter framework. Journal of Maritime Archaeology, 409-427. (doi:10.1007/s11457-019-09246-9).

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Abstract

Maritime cultural heritage is under increasing threat around the world, facing damage, destruction, and disappearance. Despite attempts to mitigate these threats, maritime cultural heritage is often not addressed to the same extent or with equal resources. One approach that can be applied towards protecting and conserving threatened cultural heritage, and closing this gap, is capacity development.

This paper addresses the question of how capacity development can be improved and adapted for the protection of maritime cultural heritage under threat. It asserts that capacity development for maritime cultural heritage can be improved by gaining a more comprehensive and structured understanding of capacity development initiatives through applying a consistent framework for evaluation and analysis. This allows for assessment and reflection on previous or ongoing initiatives, leading to the implementation of more effective initiatives in the future.

In order to do this, a model for classifying initiatives by ten parameters is proposed. It is then applied to a number of case studies featuring initiatives in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region. This is followed by a discussion of how conclusions and themes drawn from the examination and evaluation of the case study initiatives can provide a deeper understanding of capacity development efforts, and an analysis of how the parameter model as a framework can aid in improving capacity development for threatened maritime cultural heritage overall.

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Accepted/In Press date: 29 August 2019
e-pub ahead of print date: 21 October 2019
Published date: December 2019

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Local EPrints ID: 434742
URI: http://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/434742
ISSN: 1557-2285
PURE UUID: 07c130f6-cc92-48bc-bd1e-d55c136148f6

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Date deposited: 08 Oct 2019 16:30
Last modified: 07 Oct 2020 04:17

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Author: Katherine Recinos
Author: Lucy Blue

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