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In Claire Smith (ed) Encyclopedia of Global Archaeology. Springer New York, 1666-1674
A common terminology developed for the conservation of cultural heritage, adopted at the 2008 ICOM-CC (International Council of Museum Committee for Conservation conference, New Delhi), has removed ambiguity and helped conservation and restoration specialists to communicate more clearly and accurately. Museum managers, art historians, conservators, archaeologists, the public, and the media use the ICOM-CC definitions in order to preserve archaeological and cultural sites and artifacts more effectively than they were able to do previously by relying on encyclopedias and dictionaries. Different cultures and languages – including the Anglo-Saxon languages and Latin in particular – assigned different meanings to terms, which created confusion and led to misunderstanding about how preservation should be carried out.
From the antiquity to present days, the author retrace the evolution of the discipline of restoration towards conservation and preventive conservation.
Author(s): Nardi R.
Year Published: 2014
Language / Translations: English