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Internationalizing the profession

There may be a means of generalizing from the specifi c to the general. The absence of a professional voice representing local, regional, and national publics in terms of heritage matters is felt keenly. Even where professional cultural heritage advisors to development agencies are present (by no means a universal occurrence) and behave in accordance with professional codes of conduct, there can be perceptions of bias. Far more important is the simple fact that a design team for any sort of development, no matter how professional their work, cannot be expected to see all the opportunities or all the advantages or disadvantages to the options.