Science – Future of Lithuania / Mokslas – Lietuvos Ateitis, Vol 6, No 3 (2014)

Analysis of Conservation Experience of Heritage Objects in Lithuania (the Curonian Spit) and Norway (the Vega Archipelago)

Nijolė Piekienė (Klaipėdos universitetas, Klaipėda,
Vilniaus Gedimino technikos universitetas, Vilnius, Lithuania)


The Curonian Spit (Lithuania) and Vega Archipelago (Norway) are objects on the UNESCO World Heritage List because of their special kind of landscapes that have been formed not without human intervention. Landscapes created by nature itself or with human help are exceptional works which, as determined by the legal acts in regulation of these processes, have to be referred to as objects of cultural heritage. The cultural heritage must be protected, exhibited and viewed as objects of science and cognition. Lithuania and Norway have different conditions formed for identification, conservation and protection of these works, but both countries have recognized that protection of cultural heritage, passing it on for future generations is the duty of the state. Prospects of heritage management and development, and exchange of experience should be the top priorities for action in Lithuania.

Article in: English

Article published: 2014-05-22

Keyword(s): heritage objects, heritage conservation, the Curonian Spit, the Vega Archipelago.

DOI: 10.3846/mla.2014.42

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