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Archaeological Heritage Resource Management in Romania and the Republic of Moldova: A Comparative View

  • Sergiu Musteață
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Abstract

This paper discusses the management of archaeological heritage resources in Romania and the Republic of Moldova in order to show the experience and current trends in both countries. Since 1990 Romania and Moldova have worked to develop an open society and to build a legal framework in line with democratic and European values. However, political, economic and social issues encountered during the last two decades have had an effect on the most sensitive areas, one of them being the preservation of cultural heritage, in general, and the archaeological heritage, in particular. The first part of the study presents the legal framework and management of the archaeological heritage in Romania, and the second part is devoted to the situation in Moldova. Romania has had a Law on Archaeological Heritage Preservation since 2000 and Moldova since 2010. In both countries, the Ministry of Culture is the main body responsible for preservation and management activities; the paper discusses how the system is organised, how the responsibilities are distributed and how efficient they are. The paper concludes with considerations on the many common issues, of a historical and cultural nature, in both Romania and Moldova, and the necessary steps to encourage cooperation and sharing of good practices in archaeological heritage preservation and management.

Keywords

Archaeological heritage Cultural heritage management and preservation Romania Republic of Moldova 

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Acknowledgements

This research is part of the project “Current trends in archaeological heritage preservation: the national and the international perspectives”, supported by the National Research Council (CNCS)—Executive Agency for Higher Education, Research, Development and Innovation Funding (UEFISCDI), PN-II-ID-PCE-2011-3-0610. Institute of Archaeology of the Romanian Academy, Iasi branch, Romania.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Sergiu Musteață
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  1. 1.History and Geography Faculty“Ion Creanga” Pedagogical State UniversityChisinauRepublic of Moldova

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