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LA CONTINUITÀ STORICA DELLA COSCIENZA DEL PATRIMONIO CULTURALE IN EUROPA

Recensione di Pierre Leveau, L'institution de la conservation du patrimoine culturel dans l'Entre-deux-guerres, Dijon, Ocim, 2017

 

Annamaria Ducci

 

 

The volume accurately describes the policies of cultural heritage protection adopted by the Office International des Musées and by other cultural organisms of the League of Nations, between 1925 and the Second World War. The mass of archival documents collected and acutely commented by the author allows us to retrace a crucial moment for the history of the conservation of the artistic heritage in Europe, which was a prelude to the resolutions of UNESCO. At the same time the book offers the opportunity to put forward new reflections on the role of international institutions in the management of heritage protection and on the difficult relationship between cultural diplomacy and Realpolitik.