Fifty years of cultural heritage management in Bolivia

Fernando Cajías de la Vega


This article unfolds a broad and thorough examination over cultural heritage in Bolivia. After reviewing concepts related to cultural heritage hollistically and types of heritage (material, non material, artistic, historical), the author describes the importance of cultural management and its practical scope in Bolivia. So he goes through state practices as well as private and civil society activities in this field. In a similar way, he reviews international and national law concerning the matter nowadays.

Finally there is an assessment of the situation of the several sites declared cultural heritage of Humanity, the plans for their management and how are they taken care of. Bolivian government and civil society actions to ensure and promote heritage of various kinds in the country are also stated, along with pending tasks.


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