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Conservation of Historic Buildings and their Contents

Addressing the conflicts

Edited by David Watt and Belinda Colston

Publication date 2003

128 Pages

The conference entitled 'Where Conservation Meets Conservation', held at De Monfort University, Leicester on 9th September 2002 providing opportunity to explore the interface between historic buildings and their contents.

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Conservation of Historic Buildings and their Contents

Addressing the conflicts



Edited by David Watt and Belinda Colston

Publication date 2003

128 Pages

The conference entitled 'Where Conservation Meets Conservation', held at De Monfort University, Leicester on 9th September 2002 providing opportunity to explore the interface between historic buildings and their contents by recognizing the interrelationships between architectural and objective conservation science and technology in achieving appropriate and sustainable solutions. The emphasis of the conference was on raising awareness at a practical interdisciplinary level and providing a platform for sharing knowledge and experience.

Contents:

Where does conservation mett conservation? David Watt and Belinda Colston*Movable: Immovable - a historic distinction and its consequences Nicholas Stanley-Price* Beyond the divide - experiences from Scottish conservation Carol Brown*'Places and stuff': is it only the language of conservation that is changing? May Cassar* Working buildings: the effect of building use on the conservation of wall paintings and polychrome surfaces Tobit Curteis* When conservator meets architect and engineer Sarah Staniforth and Katy Lithgow* Conserving Cardiff Castle - planning for sucess John Edwards*Management of this historic environment - the broad nature of the process Donald Hankey*Discussion session*Delegate list.

The Editors:

Dr David Watt BSc (Hons), Dip Arch Cons (leic), PhD, MSc, FRICS, IHBC is a Chartered Building Surveyor and Senior Research Fellow at De Montfot University, Leicester. He promotes, conducts, and publishes research on various aspects of architectural conservation and building pathology, and is particulary interested in the use of traditional building materials and the influence of people and environmental conditions on buildings and monuments.

Dr Belinda Colston BSc (Hons), PhD, CChem, MRSC is a Senior Lecturer in the School of Molecular Sciences at De Monfort University, Leicester. She is engaged in a range of research and consultancy projects concerning aspects of stone decay and environmental impact ons ensitive collections. Dr Belina Colston is Programme Leader for the MSc Conservation Science course at De Monfort University and adviser to the ICCROM 'CURRIC' programme.

From the Reviews:

This is a book that deals with the 'ins and outs' of conservation in a very thought provoking way. It should be given the widest distribution possible and be accepted as essential reading for all professionals involved in conservation.

Journal of Architectural Conservation

This publication demonstrates the commitment required to maintain a respect for the pest and provide inspirationfor future generations. This book will interest not only people with a fascination of the past but highlight the new challenges that preservation and conservation will present everybody in the years to come.

Building Engineer

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