Commissione d’indagine per la tutela e la valorizzazione del patrimonio storico, archeologico, artistico e del paesaggio

Every kind of evidence having the value of civilisation

Ten years after the Hague Convention, in Italy the Investigation Commission for the protection and enhancement of the historical, archaeological, artistic and landscape heritage (chaired by F. Franceschini), opened the way for reform measures, introducing the notion of Cultural Heritage such as "every kind of evidence having the value of civilisation". The new notion unified the pre-existing regulatory concepts at the beginning of the century, which conceived Cultural Heritage as "things" of historical, artistic, archaeological and natural beauty interest.