Anastylosis or reconstruccion - The conservation concept for the remains of the Buddhas of Bamiyan

Petzet, Michael (2002) Anastylosis or reconstruccion - The conservation concept for the remains of the Buddhas of Bamiyan. In: Estrategias relativas al patrimonio cultural mundial. La salvaguarda en un mundo globalizado. Principios, practicas y perspectivas. 13th ICOMOS General Assembly and Scientific Symposium. Actas. Comité Nacional Español del ICOMOS, Madrid, pp. 189-192. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

The blowing-up of the Buddhas of Bamiyan by the Taliban in March 2001, against which ICOMOS protested in vain together with ICOM,1 was an incredible act of vandalism pointing like a beacon at the various risks and threats with which our cultural heritage is confronted. Without a thorough investigation of the condition one had to assume that of these sites in the middle of a spectacular cultural landscape only rubble and dust had remained after the explosion. Under these circumstances considerations at the UNESCO seminar on the Preservation of Afghanistan’s Cultural Heritage in Kabul in May 2002 still went into two directions: preserving the state after the destruction or reconstruction of the state before the destruction.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors:
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Petzet, MichaelUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: demolition; Buddha statues; conservation; reconstruction; anastylosis; conservation concept
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 02. Theory and doctrinal texts
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 61. Others
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 02. Concept and definition
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
Name of monument, town, site, museum: Buddhas of Bamiyan, Afghanistan
UNESCO WHC Number: 208
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 08 Jan 2011 12:49
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:16
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/573

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