Cultural Landscape Management at Borobudur, Indonesia

  • Masanori¬†Nagaoka

Part of the SpringerBriefs in Archaeology book series (BRIEFSARCHAE)

Also part of the SpringerBriefs in Archaeological Heritage Management book sub series (BRIEFSARCHHERIT)

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This volume investigates a historical account of the development of landscapes management at Borobudur.  In the 1970s and 1980s, there was large scale heritage conservation intervention of the Borobudur Temple by UNESCO and a simultaneous attempt of a wider landscapes management at Borobudur.

But in the late 1980s and early 1990s, a global heritage discourse of an enlarged value system emerged. This discourse embraced issues such as cultural landscape, living history, intangible values, vernacular heritage, and urban landscapes with community involvement. The early 1990s saw a move against the European-dominated discourse of heritage as well as the concept of authenticity in the World Heritage system and other European-oriented classifications. The Asian experience in heritage discourse has begun to have a significant impact on the European standard. Additionally, in the 1990s, there was a gradual recognition of the concept of cultural landscape, which differed both within Asia and between Asia and Europe. These different ideas are evident in the case of the Borobudur Temple and its 1991 nomination to the World Heritage List.

This book focuses how the management of the Borobudur historical monument and its landscapes was developed and reached current exclusive national legislative framework and set as an example for others sites in the region and for other regions to consider.


Japan International Cooperation Agency (JICA) existing and living Javanese ideas of landscapes European developed ideas of material-centric views of heritage heritage management that includes community involvement conservation practices that include natural and material culture

Authors and affiliations

  • Masanori¬†Nagaoka
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  1. 1.Chief of Culture unitUNESCOKabulAfghanistan

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information The Author 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-42045-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-42046-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1861-6623
  • Series Online ISSN 2192-4910
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