Questions related to Protection Of Cultural Heritage
The Diocletian’s palace in Split is known to receive management decisions, which have represented the developing process of heritage management world wide. From stylistic restoration and demolition of postantique structures that didn't belong the the Roman Period, until Riegl's ideas to keep buildings that contributed to the image and harmony of the site.
Is there any other significant example elsewhere that shows the debate or conflict between the domination of historicitized image of a heritage site in a town, and the advocacy of layered-historical complexity?
Inquiring in particular into the formation of (national, ethnic, cultural) identities; governance; tourism & cultural heritage (representation, commercialisation, commodification); importance of world heritage 'craze' and national ranking; ancient cities;
NASA frequently uses the "space use heritage" category for qualifying electronic components for its space use. For example, the criteria for rejecting an electronic component for a critical function because of the lack of space use heritage is clear. But what about accepting an electronic component that do not qualify as "space quality level" just because it has space use heritage. Is there any NASA's detailed procedure that explain when the lack of some manufacturer testing can be substituted by space use heritage?
Moreover, some manufacturers claims that their electronic components "have heritage" because they have been used in spacecrafts that have been recently lauched. How long should a component be operating properly in space to be considered qualified by "heritage".
We found a historic cathode-ray oscilloscope manufactured by Trüb Täubner in Zurich Switzerland 1946. This device is equipped with a radium 226 source and I would like to understand what the purpose of this source is. Was it common to use radioactive sources in such devices for high voltage analysis?
In 1985, the restoration and development project of the effects of Rosetta monuments started, (Rosetta is the second Egyptian cities in the number of Islamic Antiquities), I have been the director of area of Rachid antiquities, and the project manager, I has start excavations in Qayet Bay castle to reveal their foundations, i have been restored as part of the restoration project, This project was awarded Arab towns Organization in 1990.
Our heritage laws, and international ones, make the process very very slow.
Application of physical methods in art and archaeology began after X-Ray was discovered as a way to recognize forgery from original painting but I couldn't find its exact date?
Does any body knows more? any more information?
Thank you in advance for exchanging/sharing information!
I am conducting a research about motivation of residences to protect their heritage traditional houses and the behavior that taken to protect. My hypothesis is that there is no significant correlation between protective motivation and protective behavior, because it may flanked by actual barrier (i.e. socio economic factors). Can anyone suggest me any similar or related research to support my analysis? thank you so much for your help.
The past three years, the Dead Sea scrolls have been photographed and are now open to be studied on GOOGLE as part of our common CH by everybody who is interested.
I propose to get photographs of every Illuminated handwritten manuscript Text and Image and cover (in short all the pages) which is stored in Libraries of the Vatican, Santa Catharina in the Sinai, the Jesuit collection in Prague and the royal Denmark, Sweden and UK collections and in other museums allover the world.
Public as well as private money will be available, as GOOGLE found the necessary budget in case of the Dead Sea scrolls. The European Community will also contribute since the manuscripts are part of its own common CH.
It would give security to the manuscripts to be preserved as photographs and it would be easier for researchers to have access to these writings in pdf-format.
Dear Colleagues, we are interested in studying the international regulations on the matter of respecting the religious and cultural heritage in Eastern European post-communist urban areas.
We plan to start our research from the assumption that at the local level of urban planning there were incremental changes in policy-making and loopholes in the legislation which allowed private Investments interests to speculate the legal void and thus consider building business/recreational centres in the near proximith of historical/religious sites/ old city centres.
At this point we need references on international regulation on urban planning with a view on historical preservation.
Thank you in advance
We are a research group from the CENIM-CSIC and we are carrying out a survey about the methods of cleaning and protection of historical lead. As part of this study, we want to know the methods more applied by professionals and their personal experience about them.
Thank you in advance
Indian Temple Architecture is one of the oldest forms of historic Architectural works. Mansara Silpashastra and some other ancient books describes about to calculate the proportion of a temple. The entire Temple Architecture is based on that calculation. If someone knows the authentic calculation of Temple Architecture of India, please explain or I request you to mention/send the data regarding this to me.
Does reinnovating the structure alter their genuineness?
The relevant national, regional or local authorities have a duty to encourage the
most appropriate use to be made of the protected heritage of this period.
Encouragement should be given to finding new uses which take account of the needs of present-day life providing the new use that does not run counter to the architectural or historical significance. Could you please share some examples?
Heritages buildings are already existing, but we can't remove them, even they are very old and not sustainable for the future, so what should architect to do for these buildings to become more sustainable?
What is the profile of the vandal? How about statues dedicated to national heroes, that were vandalised by ethnic minorities which predominantly populate the area? Should cities remove such statues in order to protect them? Do cities attempt to sensitize their citizens in order to prevent vandalism of the same monuments? Any answer will be highly appreciated.
This project aims to promote the dissemination of heritage interventions already performed related to local development as a long term strategy for the preservation of heritage.
There is a current focus on intangible heritage, reactive to a long period where tangible heritage was priority. I wonder if one can be protected without the other. I wonder if one survives without the other. What do you think?
Degradation is permanent (2nd law of thermodynamics), and therefore also the protection of heritage objects and materials have to be permanent. With that comes a need for the introduction of mass (conservation) technologies into the professional care of collection items
The choice of preservative treatment or technology is dependent on the underlying analysis and determination of the properties of object (input and output control, analysis of object before and after conservation). In terms of mass technologies or processes may be considered more procedures / processes.
Mass technological methods of protection and preservation
• Input and output control of the object (example non-destructive, semi-destructive methods for analysis more variables)
• Mechanical and chemical cleaning
• Annealing - oxidative, reductive atmosphere
• Impregnation (deacidification, consolidation, petrification, ..)
• sterilization and disinfection
• and others
All material carriers of cultural heritage are permanently exposed to degradation, which necessitates the need of their constant protection. The rate of degradation of carrier media and heritage in Slovakia is two to three orders of magnitude higher than the required rate of protection. For quantification of object cultural heritage see: http://knihask.eu/novinky_2011/Potreba-ochrany-2011.pdf or attached file (english version).
The accomplished quantification and analysis of the current state of affairs in field of cultural heritage protection of the objects in the Slovak republic has identified a need and a necessity to build the lacking infrastructure and secure qualified personnel resources So that the discrepancy between degradation speed and effective protection is eliminated. An answer would be the launch of the national network of authorized centres for protection of cultural heritage (IKC-NET) (author of idea: Prof. Svetozar Katuščák, http://knihask.eu/technologia.htm ), while observing the conditions of sustainable development.
Implementation of the results project KNIHA SK (http://knihask.eu/novinky_2008/Hanus_Ljubljana2008.pdf )
The aim of the State project of research and development "Preservation, stabilization and conservation of traditional information carriers in the Slovak republic" of the program "Current problems of the society development" is to propose optimal solution of the problem of preservation of traditional information carriers, especially of documents on acidic paper. Key implementation achievement of the state-run project KnihaSK lies in Proposal of optimum technological procedure for books protection and establishment of Integrated Conservation Centrum of the Slovak National Library (IKC SNK). IKC SNK forms an integral part of the national network of technological conservation centra for complex protection of cultural heritage. IKC SNK is an integrated system composed of the following subsystems: conservation and restoration of information carriers (K), digitization (D) and research (V). From the viewpoint of system engineering and good industrial practice, the capacity of the key technological operation – deacidification – can be increased in IKC only at simultaneously applying the necessary technological operations related directly to deacidification and digitization.(www.knihask.eu ). Very important is the selection of best available techology The (BAT) for the protection and preservation of cultural heritage. Example - Criteria and requirements for technologies. Multicriterial evaluation system of a conservation technology (http://knihask.eu/novinky_2011/Criteria-requirements_technologies.pdf )