Culture and Heritage

The protection of the unique culture and heritage of the countries of the Commonwealth of Nations and the United States of America (in relation to pre 1776) is of paramount importance to Terrestres Servo Coronas (TSC).

To understand where we, as a diverse group of Nations and cultures, came from has the potential to not only increase our love, respect and understanding of our own culture, but also the cultures of our fellow Commonwealth countries. This understanding can help us all to work together for common understanding and awareness.

Heritage is the legacy of physical artifacts and intangible attributes of a country which is inherited from past generations. Not all legacies of past generations are “heritage”, rather heritage is a product of selection by society. Cultural heritage includes tangible assets (such as buildings, monuments, landscapes, books, works of art, and artifacts), which are just as important as intangible ones (such as folklore, traditions, language, and knowledge), and natural heritage (including culturally significant landscapes, and biodiversity).

Cultural heritage includes the physical, or “tangible” cultural heritage, such as artworks. These are generally split into two groups of movable and immovable heritage. Immovable heritage includes buildings (which themselves may include installed art such as organs, stained glass windows, and frescos), large industrial installations, residential projects or other historic places and monuments. Moveable heritage includes books, documents, moveable artworks, machines, clothing, and other artifacts, that are considered worthy of preservation for the future. These include objects significant to the archaeology, architecture, science or technology of a specified culture.

Intangible cultural heritage consists of non-physical aspects of a particular culture, more often maintained by social customs during a specific period in history. The concept includes the ways and means of behavior in a society, and the often formal rules for operating in a particular cultural climate. The significance of physical artifacts can be interpreted as an act against the backdrop of socioeconomic, political, ethnic, religious and philosophical values of a particular group of people. Naturally, intangible cultural heritage is more difficult to preserve than physical objects.

As an organisation we believe that protecting our culture and heritage for future generations is strategically important, and deserves as much support as possible. To that end TSC engages with key projects throughout the Commonwealth and United States, to support them in their mission statements.

Over the coming months TSC will be announcing relationships with culture and heritage charities / organisations within Commonwealth countries and the United States of America. These will be announced on our website and social media channels, and will be listed upon our resource page.

For more information on our commitment to culture and heritage, please send your enquiries to: candh@tsccommonwealth.org