Summary - TST 44

TRANSPORTES, SERVICIOS Y TELECOMUNICACIONES


TST 44

José Manuel LOPES CORDEIRO

Some questions about the inventory of railway industrial heritage

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Key Words: Railway heritage, heritage inventory, heritage conservation, heritage charters.


[ Abstract ]

The article will focus on three aspects related to the elaboration of inventories of railway goods, highlighting in advance what in this regard several international organizations, such as TICCIH and ICOMOS, have been achieving, namely through patrimonial charters. The first aspect will address the inventory as a way to manage the railway heritage, analyzing the activity of two institutions that have been developing several railway heritage, the “Memória Ferroviária” Project and IPHAN, in particularly the initiatives it undertook to carry out the inventory of the extinct “Rede Ferroviária Federal”. The second aspect will address inventories as a way of preserving the railway heritage, seeking to synthesize the historical experience that in this context is embodied in various heritage charters, such as the Athens Charter, the Venice Charter and the Nairobi Recommendation. Finally, a brief methodological roadmap for the inventory of the railway heritage will be presented, based on the recommendations of the Charter of Burra, which has been pointed out as a document to be followed with regard to intervention in the railway heritage.