Author:  Michael Murray
ISBN: 9781800731912
Format: Hardback
Extent: 246 pp
Price:  £89.00
Publication: September 2021
Publisher: Berghahn Books

Curating the Pilgrimage as Heritage and Tourism

Pilgrimage, as a global activity linked to the sacred, speaks to the special significance of persons, places and events. This book relates these sentiments to the curatorship of the Camino de Santiago that comprises a lattice of European pilgrimage itineraries converging at Santiago de Compostela in northwest Spain.

The detailed analysis focuses on the management of pilgrimage settings as heritage and tourism linked to the shrine of Saint James and by giving particular attention to investment guidelines, land use planning regulations, environmental stewardship, information dissemination and museology.

An impressive, detailed and much needed analysis of curatorship of the routes to Santiago de Compostela and the destination itself, which takes a balanced approach towards the political, cultural and economic issues involved and the tensions between religious and secular interests.  John Eade, University of Roehampton

An interesting and fluently readable study of pilgrimage in the contemporary context of heritage tourism management.  John Tunbridge, Carleton University