Creativity: Revitalising Nigeria’s Historic structural heritage through the 1972 UNESCO Convention
UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN LAW JOURNAL (Unib. Law Journal) VOL. 6, 2016: 119-136
19 Pages Posted: 4 Mar 2021
Date Written: 2016
Culture is the panoply of resources showing the uniqueness or distinctiveness of a place. Inspiration towards future creativity can be derived from the resources of the past. Refurbishing an old building or adapting an old skill for modern use leads to reinventing cultural heritage. There is no gainsaying that today’s classic was yesterday’s innovation. Dealing appropriately with the old, and not only a continuous invention of the new, is an aspect of creativity. This article reflects on the historic heritage of Nigeria and attempts to chart a way forward towards ensuring creativity and sustainability of the momentous heritage through the World Heritage Convention.
Keywords: Cultural Heritage, Monuments, Historic Structures, World Heritage Convention
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