Between Two Earthquakes: The Management of Cultural Property in Seismic Zones

Feilden, Bernard M. (1987) Between Two Earthquakes: The Management of Cultural Property in Seismic Zones. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 582-589. [Book Section]

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Abstract (in English)

Earthquakes are different in degree from most other disasters in their capacity to kill almost instantaneously due to lack of warning and in their extensive damage to cultural property often augmented by fire, looting and water damage. Administrators, by taking steps for disaster preparedness can reduce the damage that occurs in an earthquake and this means saving lives. By rapid decissions after an earthquake they can save historic buildings from the ravages of the weather which can more than treble the initial damage.

Item Type: Book Section
Authors:
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Feilden, Bernard M.UNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: seismic areas; earthquakes; risk preparedness; risk management; protection of cultural heritage; post-disaster situation; management
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 03. Monuments
F.SCIENTIFIC TECHNIQUES AND METHODOLOGIES OF CONSERVATION > 46. Seismic surveys
G.DETERIORATION > 02. Causes of deterioration
G.DETERIORATION > 04. Effects of deterioration
G.DETERIORATION > 05. Prevention of deterioration
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 29 Jan 2011 16:57
Last Modified: 03 Feb 2011 10:39
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/751

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