Apuntes: Revista de Estudios sobre Patrimonio Cultural - Journal of Cultural Heritage Studies
versão impressa ISSN 1657-9763
THERRIEN, Monika. Heritage and Industrial Archaeology: Research vs. Protection? Industrial heritage policies in Colombia. Apuntes [online]. 2008, vol.21, n.1, pp. 44-61. ISSN 1657-9763.
The Fábrica de Loza Bogotana (a pottery industry founded in Bogotá) research project, carried out during several years by an interdisciplinary team, made evident the necessity of identifying and valuing cultural heritage through multi-component and relational concepts, rather than through traditional isolated categories such as object/monument/site that still underlie the notion of tangible heritage. The case is used as a reflection on ideas about industrial heritage, and as a means of contrast with the corresponding heritage policies developed in Colombia. Today this unique example of Colombia's industrialization process of the 19th Century is at risk. Paradoxically the current conservation policies have increased the threats to this pottery industry heritage instead of diminishing them. It is also stated that determining the different values conferred to this industrial heritage are fundamental when proposing interventions and construing its significance.
Palavras-chave : China Factory; 19th Century; Heritage Policies in Colombia; Industrial Heritage; Industrial Archaeology.