Heritage, endangerment and participation: alternative futures in the Lake District

Fell shepherding in the
Fell shepherding in the English Lake District Image: Peter Skynner CC BY-SA 2.0

Cultural heritage policy in the UK puts a high value on participation, and heritage agencies often encourage that participation through appealing to the endangered status of the landscapes, sites and monuments in their care. Participation takes many forms, and can involve influencing policy, contributing to cultural outputs and enjoying cultural activities.

This paper critically examines the literature and discourse underpinning the endangerment/participation axis and presents a case study of heritage participation in the English Lake District.

Read the full paper at International Journal of Heritage Studies.