Environmental preventive conservation

Tomaszewski, Andrzej (2002) Environmental preventive conservation. 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. 264-266. [Book Section]

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Primum non nocere. This ancient warning has for centuries applied to the medical treatment of humans, and only recently has it been transferred to the treatment of cultural property. It lies at the basis of a new trend in our discipline, applied experimentally in the 1980s, and defined at the beginning of the 1990s. The methodological principles of preventative conservation derive from the bad experiences of the past and are formulated with hope for the future. On the one hand we see great and irreversible changes in the substance of cultural property caused by conservators (the doctors proved more dangerous than the disease), on the other hand we believe that future conservators will possess more advanced diagnostic methods and techniques and new materials of known properties.

Item Type: Book Section
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Tomaszewski, AndrzejUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: environment; environmental protection; preventive conservation; theory of conservation
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 12. Theory of conservation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2011 18:06
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2011 18:06
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/594

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