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Subject: European Preventive Conservation Strategy

European Preventive Conservation Strategy

From: Neal Putt <np>
Date: Monday, March 20, 2000
Project Announcement:
European Preventive Conservation Strategy

Five organisations recently received funding from the European
Commission, Raphael Programme, for the project "European Preventive
Conservation Strategy". The objective is to produce an agreed
document on preventive conservation strategy for Europe.

The strategy document is intended to assist ministries of culture,
museums and institutions to justify, plan and implement preventive
conservation services. It will include potential for planning and
action at the international level.

To produce the strategy document, participants from 23 European
countries and 7 international organisations will meet in Vantaa,
Finland on September 21 and 22, 2000. The participants will be
representatives of ministries of responsible for museums, and
directors of museums and conservation services. They will be from
both European Union and non-Union nations.

To prepare for the meeting the participants from each country will
propose five themes of action that should be included in a
conservation strategy, based on their national experience. ICCROM
has completed a Preventive Conservation Survey of European Museums
and Services, which will contribute useful starting data. The Survey
looks at structures to help preventive conservation in museums, such
as legislation, training programmes, advisory services, research,
and publications.

The strategy document and all the background materials gathered
during the project will be published on paper and on the web. The
main languages will be English and French, but the meeting
participants will also publish the strategy in the language of their
countries (23 in total).

The co-organisers of the project are the International Centre for
the Study of the Restoration and Conservation of Cultural Property
(ICCROM), the EVTEK Institute - Department of Conservation Studies
(Finland), Instituto Jose de Figueiredo (Portugal), Ministry of
Cultural Heritage (Hungary), and Centre de Recherche et de
Restauration des musees de France.

For more information contact:

    Neal Putt
    Project Manager, PC Strat
    Collections Programme
    np [at] iccrom__org

    Rikhard Hordal
    Department of Conservation Studies
    EVTEK Institute of Art and Design
    Vantaa, Finland
    rikhard.hordal [at] evamk__fi

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