Cultural heritage

Cultural heritage (CH) is often considered as the fundamental aspects that show the country’s national identity. CH is a manifestation of the ways of living established by a community and passed on from one generation to the next generation. It consists of monuments and collections of objects, performing arts, social practices, rituals, festive events, knowledge and skills to produce traditional crafts (UNESCO, 2015; Joshi, 2012).

CH is referred as value to the individuals who possess it. It can also have a value to the community’s well-being and quality of life since it can help moderate the impacts of cultural globalization and can become a motivation for sustainable development due to the relation with resource productivity and economic development. The values of CH are various: symbolic, historic, informational, aesthetic and economic.