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Title: Heritage Futures: Comparative Approaches to Natural and Cultural Heritage Practices
Author(s): Harrison, Rodney
DeSilvey, Caitlin
Holtorf, Cornelius
Macdonald, Sharon
Bartolini, Nadia
Breithoff, Esther
Fredheim, Harald
Lyons, Antony
May, Sarah
Morgan, Jennie
Penrose, Sefryn
Sponsor: Arts and Humanities Research Council
Citation: Harrison R, DeSilvey C, Holtorf C, Macdonald S, Bartolini N, Breithoff E, Fredheim H, Lyons A, May S, Morgan J & Penrose S (2020) Heritage Futures: Comparative Approaches to Natural and Cultural Heritage Practices. London: UCL Press.
Issue Date: 2020
Date Deposited: 10-Sep-2021
Publisher: UCL Press
Abstract: Preservation of natural and cultural heritage is often said to be something that is done for the future, or on behalf of future generations, but the precise relationship of such practices to the future is rarely reflected upon. Heritage Futures draws on research undertaken over four years by an interdisciplinary, international team of 16 researchers and more than 25 partner organisations to explore the role of heritage and heritage-like practices in building future worlds. Engaging broad themes such as diversity, transformation, profusion and uncertainty, Heritage Futures aims to understand how a range of conservation and preservation practices across a number of countries assemble and resource different kinds of futures, and the possibilities that emerge from such collaborative research for alternative approaches to heritage in the Anthropocene. Case studies include the cryopreservation of endangered DNA in frozen zoos, nuclear waste management, seed biobanking, landscape rewilding, social history collecting, space messaging, endangered language documentation, built and natural heritage management, domestic keeping and discarding practices, and world heritage site management. Open Access available at:
Rights: This book is published under a Creative Commons 4.0 International licence (CC BY 4.0 - This licence allows you to share, copy, distribute and transmit the work; to adapt the work and to make commercial use of the work providing attribution is made to the authors (but not in any way that suggests that they endorse you or your use of the work). Attribution should include the following information: Harrison, R. et al. 2020. Heritage Futures: Comparative Approaches to Natural and Cultural Heritage Practices. London: UCL Press. DOI: Further details about Creative Commons licences are available at Any third-party material in this book is published under the book’s Creative Commons licence unless indicated otherwise in the credit line to the material. If you would like to reuse any third-party material not covered by the book’s Creative Commons licence, you will need to obtain permission directly from the copyright holder.
Type: Book
Affiliation: University College London
University of Exeter
Linnaeus University
Humboldt University Berlin
University of Exeter
Birkbeck University of London
Swansea University
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