Inaugural public lecture by Professor Jukka Jokilehto on “The Nara Conference on Authenticity, 20 Years After”
The 1994 Nara Conference on Authenticity was a milestone in international approaches to conservation in recognising the plurality of cultural heritage values. UNESCO’s international doctrine has since evolved to encompass intangible heritage and a diversity of cultural values that has broadened from exceptional to the commonplace.
In the recent international meeting in Nara, however, participants noted that the emphasis on Western orthodoxies of material authenticity and minimum intervention continue to prevail in governmental policies for nationally protected built heritage around the world. Professor Jukka Jokilehto’s lecture will explore the post-Nara landscape of international principles and how the assessment of significance and values engages with notions of authenticity and integrity.
Philip Rahtz Lecture Theatre (K/133), The King’s Manor, Thursday 27 February 2014, 5.15pm