Development of a matrix for assessing values of Norwegian churches
Peer reviewed, Journal article
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Original versionEuropean Journal of Science and Theology. 2018, 14 (2), 141-149.
The paper describes the process of developing a method for value assessment of church buildings in Norway. Values associated with church buildings are defined and described in three categories: Knowledge values, Experience values and Use value. These categories cover selected cultural heritage values, administrative-related values and userbased values. The aim of this work has been to establish a useful tool, i.e. a value matrix, for expressing the often tacit set of values that can be ascribed to churches as cultural heritage. This value matrix shall contribute to increased understanding and awareness of the values contained in churches as ecclesiastical monuments in use, for those involved in management and activities associated to the churches.