Defining architectural conservation project boundaries; Lessons from four examples

Stubbs, John H. (2005) Defining architectural conservation project boundaries; Lessons from four examples. In: 15th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium: ‘Monuments and sites in their setting - conserving cultural heritage in changing townscapes and landscapes’, 17 – 21 oct 2005, Xi'an, China. [Conference or Workshop Item]

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Properly defining the physical scope of an architectural conservation project at complex heritage sites is crucial to both accomplishing the desired task and launching additional conservation measures. The question mainly falls under the topic of strategies for implementation in the conservation master planning process. In large scale historic architectural resources such as palaces, monasteries, parks, and urban enclaves the usual concerns of condition, urgency, and significance serve as the factual basis for decisions about contemporary use and interpretation and where to begin. Yet more must be taken into consideration when large, multi-year projects are undertaken for which complete funding may be uncertain. The answer to this dilemma lies in strategic project selection and the careful scoping of projects in manageable but impressive phases. The successful execution of such phases can lead to expansion, additional support, and even larger accomplishments. Lessons from artfully scoped conservation projects of different types will be examined in WMF’s experiences at the Royal Monastery of Guadalupe (Extremadura, Spain), Lednice-Valtice Castles and Cultural Landscape (Czech Republic), the Brancusi Endless Column Ensemble (Romania), and Prasat Phnom Bakheng (Angkor, Cambodia).

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Authors:
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Stubbs, John H.UNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: architectural conservation; conservation projects; setting; case studies; World Heritage List; monasteries; cultural landscape; temples
Subjects: M.WORLD HERITAGE CONVENTION > 03. World Heritage List
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 06. Cultural landscapes
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 05. Sites
H.HERITAGE TYPOLOGIES > 09. Historic buildings
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Royal Monastery of Santa Maria de Guadalupe, Extremadura, Spain; Lednice-Valtice Castles and Cultural Landscape, Czech Republic; Brancusi Endless Column Ensemble, Romania; Prasat Phnom Bakheng, Angkor, Cambodia
UNESCO WHC Number: 665; 763
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2005, 15th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2010 07:59
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:14
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/286

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