1st Edition

The Routledge Handbook of Heritage and the Law

Edited By Lucas Lixinski, Lucie K. Morisset Copyright 2024
    544 Pages 2 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    The Routledge Handbook of Heritage and the Law sheds light on the relationship between the two fields and analyses how the law shapes heritage and heritage practice in both expected and unexpected ways.

    Including contributions from 41 authors working across a range of jurisdictions, the volume analyses the law as a transnational phenomenon and uses international and comparative legal methodologies to distil lessons for broad application. Demonstrating that the law is fundamentally a language of power and contestation, the Handbook shows how this impacts our views of heritage. It also shows that, to understand the ways in which the law impacts key aspects of heritage practice, it is important to tap into the possibilities of heritage as points of convergence of identity, struggles over resources, and the distribution of power. Framing heritage as a driver for legal engagement rather than a passive regulatory object, the book first reviews the legal fields or mechanisms that can shape action in the heritage field, then questions how these enable authority and give power to those who seize heritage, and finally envisions how the discussion between heritage and the law can lay new grounds in both those fields. Lifting the mists that often render the law opaque in heritage studies, the Handbook showcases the law as a medium through which the culture and the power of heritage are expressed and might be shared.

    The Routledge Handbook of Heritage and the Law presents a view of the law that is aimed at those who wish to reflect on how law has changed, or could change, what heritage is and how it can support social, cultural, local, or other development. It will be of interest to scholars, students, policymakers, and practitioners working in the areas of museum studies, heritage studies, and urban studies, as well as in cultural intervention and planning.

    Chapter 8 of this book is freely available as a downloadable Open Access PDF at http://www.taylorfrancis.com under a Creative Commons [Attribution-Non Commercial-No Derivatives (CC-BY-NC-ND)] 4.0 license

    1.      Introduction: The Law as an Instrument for Heritage

    Lucas Lixinski and Lucie K. Morisset

    Part I - Scaffolding Heritage in the Law

    2.      Scaffolding Heritage in the Law. Introduction to the Section

    Lucie K. Morisset                                                         

    3.      The Relations between Law and Heritage Studies

    Lucas Lixinski

    4.      Heritage and Law: A Wholly Mutual Relationship

    Janet Blake

    5.      Heritage Law in Relation to Art Law: From Object to Museum

    Merima Bruncevic

    6.      International Cultural Heritage Law and Other International Legal Regimes

    Hanna Schreiber and Sabrina Urbinatti

    7.      Cultural Heritage Law and Other Domestic Norms

    Charlotte Woodhead

    8.      Translating International Heritage Standards into Domestic Law

    Sophie Starrenburg

    9.      Culture and Heritage in Constitutional Law

    Anita Vaivade and Harriet Deacon

    10.   Federalism and Heritage Law

    Lucas Lixinski

    11.   Private International Law and Cultural Heritage

    Evelien Campfens

    12.   Cultural Heritage and Property Law

    Christa Roodt

    13.   Intellectual Property and Heritage Law: Mainstream and First Nations Perspectives

    Hai-Yuean Tualima and Kathy Bowrey

    14.   Cultural Heritage in Urban Planning and Construction Law

    Chiara Ravagnan

    Part II - Acting on Heritage: Authority and Conflicts 

    15.   Acting on Heritage: Authority and Conflicts. Introduction to the Section

    Lucie K. Morisset                     

    16.   Sources of Heritage Law and Their Authority

    Francesco Francioni

    17.   Legal Classification Within and Beyond Heritage Law

    Nicholas Augustinos

    18.   Cultural Heritage Impact Assessments for Development Projects

    Amy Strecker

    19.   Laws on the Use of the Public Space for Heritage Purposes

    Valentina Zingari, William Long, amd Benedetta Ubertazzi

    20.   Who Speaks for Heritage? Standing to Pursue Action on Behalf of Heritage

    Derek Fincham

    21.   Alternative Dispute Resolution and Heritage

    Yoshiaki Sato

    22.   Cultural Heritage Export Controls

    James Nafziger

    23.   Regulating Dealers

    Marcilio Toscano Franca Filho and Fernando Loureiro Bastos

    24.   Heritage in Maritime Law

    Piers Davies and Paul Myburgh

    25.   Heritage Suspension: Law on Public Emergencies

    Anne-Marie Carstens and J. Peter Byrne

    26.   Heritage and Criminal Sanctions

    Anna De Jong, Apsara Iyer, and Donna Yates

    Part III - What Does Heritage Stand For? Questions Towards New Grounds

    27.   What Does Heritage Stand For? Questions Towards New Grounds. Introduction to the Section

    Lucie K. Morisset

    28.   Heritage as Fact or Legal Issue

    Federico Lenzerini

    29.   Contracting and Licensing for Heritage: Lessons from Fashion and Luxury Brands

    Felicia Caponigri

    30.   Private Law-Making, Self-Regulation and Heritage

    Charlotte Waelde

    31.   What is Heritage For? Law, Heritage, and Value

    Diogo Machado

    32.   Human Remains as Cultural Heritage

    Tullio Scovazzi

    33.   Religious Heritage and the Law

    Lucas Lixinski

    34.   Heritage and Environmental Law

    Federica Cittadino

    35.   Heritage and Human Rights Law

    Andrzej Jakubowski


    Lucas Lixinski is Professor at the Faculty of Law & Justice, UNSW Sydney, Australia. He is also an Associate at the Australian Human Rights Institute.

    Lucie K. Morisset is the Canada Research Chair in Urban Heritage and Professor in the Department of Urban and Tourism Studies of the School of Management at Université du Québec à Montréal (UQAM) and a researcher at the Interuniversity Centre Culture-Arts-Société (CELAT).