Issues such as multi-faceted monitoring of the Arctic’s architectural heritage and long-term protection, restoration and conservation of tangible (monuments, structures, natural landscapes) in connection with evolution of intangible (language, traditions, customs, rituals, folklore) heritage have come into the foreground. An area with many-thousand-year-long history, the Arctic Region boasts diverse natural and architectural heritage. According to UNESCO, 17 UNESCO cultural heritage objects are located here, including those in the Russian Arctic, namely: “Cultural and Historic Ensemble of the Solovetsky Islands”, “Natural System of Wrangel Island Reserve” as well as 2 sites included into the World Heritage Tentative List -“Petroglyphs of Lake Onega and the White Sea” and “Heritage of Chukotka Arctic Marine Hunters”, and several hundreds of regional and local architectural heritage sites located in circumpolar areas and anticipating due attention.
The overall Project goal is to strengthen academia, public authorities, professionals & business community collaboration, enhance knowledge, provide international in-depth understanding and develop expertise in the areas of shared interest between Arctic countries in the field of preservation and popularization of the Arctic architectural heritage.
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