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Managing Historic Sites and Buildings By David Baker

Managing Historic Sites and Buildings

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This accessible volume examines the choices and tensions involved in the conservation and interpretation of our historic built heritage. Using a case-study format, the contributions come from a wide-range of heritage professionals.

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Managing Historic Sites and Buildings: Reconciling Presentation and Preservation by David Baker

Managing Historic Sites and Buildings looks at the choices and the tensions that exist in conservation and interpretation of the heritage. Preservation and presentation are central activities, arguably means and ends in the conservation of the historic environment. But are they self-reinforcing or do they work against each other? In a series of essays which span form prehistoric sacred site to Second World war military remains, from medieval monastery to 1970s housing estate, we look at contemporary concerns and debates about the way the past is shaped, physically and metaphorically , by these two aspects of heritage management.
Starting from the position that the fundamental purpose of the whole process is to communicate understanding about the human past, these essays examine how far the ideologies, strategies, tactics and techniques of preservation and presentation are mutually supportive. the success of integrated approaches that are inclusive of social, economic and green environmental concerns is understood, but the value of developing truly sustainable management for individual historic places is only just becoming evident. At the heart of such an approach lies a crucial relationship between the activity of preserving historic places and of promoting understanding of their significance.

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Managing Historic Sites and Buildings: Reconciling Presentation and Preservation by David Baker
David Baker
Issues in Heritage Management
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Taylor & Francis Ltd
1999-08-19
208
0415208157
9780415208154
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