JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 15 to 21)
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Journal of the American Institute for Conservation
JAIC 1993, Volume 32, Number 1, Article 2 (pp. 15 to 21)

THE CONSERVATION OF IMMOVABLE CULTURAL PROPERTY: ETHICAL AND PRACTICAL DILEMMAS

FRANK G. MATERO


ABSTRACT—The conservation of immovable cultural property—outdoor monuments, buildings, archaeological sites, and landscapes—is a relatively recent profession, yet one that has grown out of earlier 19th-century restoration theories. Although part of the broader conservation context, architectural conservation presents unique problems due to the issues of context, immobility, size, scale, and complexity of use and materials. These issues are examined with respect to established standards for the examination, documentation, and treatment of traditional historic and artistic works.

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