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Porter’s Five Forces Industry Analysis

How many, and what type of cultural heritage assets are likely to
be affected? If several cultural heritage assets are involved,
ensure that you have geo-coordinates for all of them. This
information can be found from existing inventories held by
national cultural ministries or national departments of culture.
2 What is the significance of the affected cultural heritage in
the area, and for whom? Is it a listed heritage asset of national
or regional importance?
3 What are the local beliefs or attitudes that might affect
cultural heritage first aid? These may impact the availability
of resources and people who can assist. For example, in
the aftermath of the earthquake in Nepal in 2015, nonHindu foreign structural engineers were not allowed to enter
the inner spaces of Hindu temples to assess the damage.
In order to plan a first aid operation that respects local cultural
and social contexts, it is crucial to gain understanding of:
a. The religious beliefs in the area.
b. The preferred language and forms of communication.
c. The role(s) and involvement of men and women in heritage;
d. The inclusion or representation of a minority community’s
heritage within the mainstream heritage sector of that area.
e. Expectations for external assistance in recovering cultural
4 What was the condition of the affected cultural heritage
before the event, i.e. what was its physical state and what
were its vulnerabilities? Had it been restored? Was it
undergoing conservation? Was it well-protected? Was it
well- documented? This information can be obtained from
the institutions or individuals managing the cultural heritage
assets of concern.