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Publication on preventive conservation strategies

From: Neal Putt <puttn>
Date: Thursday, October 18, 2001
The document "Towards a European Preventive Conservation Strategy"
has recently been published. A meeting at the EVTEK Institute of Art
and Design, in Vantaa, Finland, in September 2000 produced the
document. The meeting involved participants from 23 European
nations. The participants were conservators and administrators from
national museums, conservation institutes and government ministries.
The document refers primarily to preventive conservation in museums.

The Vantaa Document gives a framework for developing strategy in
individual nations or in Europe as a whole. It consists of five
themes under which strategy is necessary. Each theme is accompanied
by four or five more detailed recommendations, originating from the
individual experiences of the meeting participants in their home
nations. There are also 8 recommendations for immediate action at
the European level.

The European Preventive Conservation Strategy project was
co-ordinated by EVTEK, the Portuguese Institute for Conservation and
Restoration, the Ministry of Culture of Hungary, the Direction des
Musies de France and The International Centre for the Study of the
Conservation and Restoration of Cultural Property (ICCROM),

The Vantaa Document is available on-line at a site developed by
EVTEK <URL:http://www.pc-strat.com/>, also accessible via ICCROM
(<URL:http://www.iccrom.org>). Both the on-line publication and
versions on paper have been done in numerous languages. Copies in
French and English are available from ICCROM
(publication [at] iccrom__org) and EVTEK (heikki.hayha [at] iad__evtek__fi).

There are also a few copies of the final report of the European
Preventive Conservation Strategy Project. The 230-page report gives
background information on preventive conservation in Europe and on
the project itself.

Neal Putt
Heritage Conservation Consulting
Piazza Vittorio Emanuele II, 93
00185 Rome, Italy
+39 349 4518378


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