This course provides an overview of World Heritage, its political and cultural origins and the role of UNESCO and other agencies in identifying and listing sites. It identifies and discusses with exemplification the major conventions and protocols affecting World Heritage. It shows how World Heritage expanded from cultural to natural and other sites, as well as embracing landscapes, and intangible and industrial heritages. It provides case studies of New Lanark as industrial heritage, Bath and Edinburgh as World Heritage Cities, and the Tarragona archaeological and historical ensemble as a driver of economic change in the development of cultural tourism. It also contains an audio case study exploring the Lake District World Heritage bid.
This OpenLearn course provides a sample of Level 2 study in.