30. Managing Rock Art Sites

  1. Jo McDonald2 and
  2. Peter Veth3
  1. Valerie Magar

Published Online: 23 JUL 2012

DOI: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch30

A Companion to Rock Art

A Companion to Rock Art

How to Cite

Magar, V. (2012) Managing Rock Art Sites, in A Companion to Rock Art (eds J. McDonald and P. Veth), John Wiley & Sons, Ltd, Chichester, UK. doi: 10.1002/9781118253892.ch30

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Centre for Rock Art Research and Management, University of Western Australia, Australia

  2. 3

    University of Western Australia, Australia

Author Information


Publication History

  1. Published Online: 23 JUL 2012
  2. Published Print: 8 AUG 2012

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9781444334241

Online ISBN: 9781118253892



  • managing rock art sites, specificity of rock art and its fragility;
  • management approaches for heritage sites, values-based;
  • cultural heritage management, strategic planning, within specific sites;
  • management planning, summarized in written documents;
  • site and its value, on effort and resources spent in conservation;
  • authenticity of a site, in reflecting correctly values of a site;
  • material fabric of sites in heritage, as non-renewable resources;
  • living heritage, management of sites by community members, and conservation staff;
  • changing a tight top-down for bottom-up, shifting attitudes, new challenges;
  • Domboshawa, rock art sites, and rituals and practices associated


This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Abstract

  • What is Cultural Heritage Management?

  • Site Significance

  • Significance and Management

  • Different Management Approaches

  • Main Elements of Management

  • Case Studies

  • Final Comments

  • References