Cultural heritage and its risk protection

Risk protection for cultural heritage and historic centres: Current knowledge and further research needs

This article introduces the Special Issue on Risk Protection for Cultural Heritage and Historic Centres. The article starts by reviewing the gaps in knowledge and practice related to disaster risk management of cultural heritage. It then reviews the contributions to the Special Issue, focussing on their multi-disciplinary findings that address some of the referred gaps. Finally, the article proceeds to discuss, in more detail, certain topics related to disaster risk management and cultural heritage that should be targeted by future research, emphasizing specific issues that need to be addressed.

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