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Currently, it has become evident that there is a growing interest in knowledge about cultural heritage, but verifies that don´t exist the methods relatives of historical identification.

For it is history which can reveal the culture of a place, by establishing with it a relationship of identity and values which can show the meanings expressed across the centuries. This identity is intimately bound up with memory whose link to the present day comes about by means of constantly interpreting the past. These are the new understandings which represent the tools needed to relate a historical narrative which might manage to reach a target public, to reconstruct the forgotten identity of the place and of the collective memory. Within the existing methodologies which converge on the problematics cited, that of interpretative planning by Goodey (2002) and Murta (1995 and 2002) is the main starting point. It permits the identification of the cultural heritage, but not the association with how to give value based on criteria, according to Riegl (1999). The discussion of these conceptual and doctrinal challenges is undertaken by taking the Isthmus of Olinda and Recife as an empirical reference since it possesses a significant history, which has been the object of federal preservation orders and international recognition.

Virgínia Pontual, Anna Elizabeth de Azevedo, Flaviana Lira, Magna Milfont, Renata Cabral

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