Principle 6 - Inclusiveness
The Interpretation and Presentation of cultural heritage sites must be
the result of meaningful collaboration between heritage professionals,
associated communities, and other stakeholders.
6.1 The multidisciplinary expertise of scholars, conservation experts, governmental
authorities, site managers, tourism operators, and other professionals should be
integrated in the formulation of interpretation and presentation programmes.
6.2 The traditional rights, responsibilities, and interests of property owners,
nearby residents, and associated communities should be noted and respected in the
planning of site interpretation and presentation programmes.
6.3 Plans for expansion or revision of interpretation and presentation programmes
should be open for public comment and involvement. It is the right and responsibility
of all to make their opinions and perspectives known.
6.4 Because the question of intellectual property and traditional cultural rights is
especially relevant to the interpretation process and its expression in various communication
media (such as on-site multimedia presentations, digital media, and
printed materials), legal ownership and right to use images, texts, and other interpretive
materials should be discussed and clarified in the planning process.