The Judicious Cultural Resources Management During Covid-19
Keywords:Covid-19, CRM, Heritage Monuments, Traditional Architecture, cultural ecosystems
People are experiencing unprecedented crisis worldwide that has affected livelihoods, lives, and the society’s cultural and social fabric due to Covid-19. Covid-19 is significantly affecting cultural resources management (CRM) due to its effects on intangible, immobile, and mobile cultural heritage. further states that cultural resources encompass vital places, sites, and objects protected through various legislations which were not formulated to handle the unexpected and fast-moving variables resulting from the pandemic. Despite the extraordinary circumstances, cultural resources remain integral coping tools that provide livelihood opportunities and communities rely on them for psychosocial support.
Consequently, CRM stakeholders had to rally their response efforts immediately the pandemic started ravaging the entire globe to reduce its negative impacts on cultural heritage. As the sector started shifting focus and stabilizing to cope with Covid-19 regulations and restrictions, the need for assessing CRM sector’s response efforts arose followed by identification of areas that needed instant corrections. The crisis process provided insights to help cultural resources managers to embrace event-driven shift by strategizing and capitalizing on the identified opportunities.
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