Some Considerations on the Evolving Concepts of Cultural Heritage

MSc. Dorina Xheraj-Subashi


The history of the property as general heritage and access to the entire society is a phenomenon which took matter during the French Revolution, where the entire heritage, especially of museums, should be considered as a public possession of all, in order to disseminate knowledge to all. In the Albanian context, the history to this heritage and the awareness took place in other circumstances, given the history and various developments in Albania. Given such circumstances, our analysis will be focused on the historical development and attention to national heritage, which was propagated at the same time as raising and awareness of missing values. These values have been attempt in different ways and related and have also changed during years of totalitarian period and then with the change of the political system.

The paper tries to bring an overview of holistic term of culture heritage including museum law interpretation as part of cultural heritage legislation.


Heritage; Law; Museum; Culture; Objects;


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DOI: 10.21113/iir.v4i2.47

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