Historic conservation now needs re-examination of its basic concepts

Okawa, Naomi (2002) Historic conservation now needs re-examination of its basic concepts. 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. 180-182. [Book Section]


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The period from the Venice Charter of 1964 to Nara Conference on Authenticity of 1994 saw many increases and enlargements of concepts in historic conservation, which corresponded to wider spread of the idea of historic conservation around the world. Yet, the period from Nara Conference till now witnessed rather clashes of ideas concerning historic conservation. Contrary to our expectation, the concept of authenticity secured no firm foundation even after the conference. The debates on intangible heritage, the original theme for the scientific symposium in 2002, also showed a deep conceptual rift among ICOMOS executives. Now at many conferences on historic conservation we frequently see such conceptual clashes. What is the cause of these clashes?

Item Type: Book Section
Okawa, Naomi
Languages: English
Keywords: conservation of cultural heritage; values; memory
Subjects: E.CONSERVATION AND RESTORATION > 02. Theory and doctrinal texts
A. THEORETICAL AND GENERAL ASPECTS > 12. Theory of conservation
ICOMOS Special Collection: Scientific Symposium (ICOMOS General Assemblies)
ICOMOS Special Collection Volume: 2002, 13th
Depositing User: Jose Garcia
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2011 13:28
Last Modified: 13 Jan 2011 19:16
URI: https://openarchive.icomos.org/id/eprint/571

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