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

Abstract

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

Suggested Citation

Adewumi, Afolasade, Creativity: Revitalising Nigeria’s Historic structural heritage through the 1972 UNESCO Convention (2016). UNIVERSITY OF IBADAN LAW JOURNAL (Unib. Law Journal) VOL. 6, 2016: 119-136 , Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3758796

Afolasade Adewumi (Contact Author)

University of Ibadan ( email )

Ibadan, Oyo State 200005
Nigeria

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