Preservation Philosophy: The Basis for Legitimating the Preservation of the Remains of Old Cultures in a Modern World with New Value Systems

Myklebust, Dag (1987) Preservation Philosophy: The Basis for Legitimating the Preservation of the Remains of Old Cultures in a Modern World with New Value Systems. In: Old cultures in new worlds. 8th ICOMOS General Assembly and International Symposium. Programme report - Compte rendu. US/ICOMOS, Washington, pp. 723-730. [Book Section]

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The fact that we cannot give a clear and simple answer to the question "Why do we take care of our cultural heritage?" is a major problem in our conservation work on both a national and an international level. By neglecting to maintain the philosophical basis for our work as conservationists, we not only place international co-operation at risk, but also our work involving the cultural heritage on a national level may cease to be taken seriously by politicians - even in the rich nations of the Western World.

Item Type: Book Section
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Myklebust, DagUNSPECIFIED
Languages: English
Keywords: conservation of cultural heritage; philosophy of conservation; theory of conservation
Subjects: A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 01. Generalities
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 08. Philosophy of conservation
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 11. Theory of conservation
E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 01. Generalities
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 1987, 8th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 31 Jan 2011 10:15
Last Modified: 31 Jan 2011 10:15
URI: http://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/769

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