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Subject: Significance assessment

Significance assessment

From: Barbara Appelbaum <aandh<-at->
Date: Wednesday, June 26, 2013
Veronica Bullock <bullconserves [at] gmail__com> writes

>Alison Foster <alifos3 [at] yahoo__co__uk> writes
>>As part of my dissertation study I am exploring the use of
>>significance/values based frameworks within conservation. I wonder
>>if anyone has used, or regularly uses, a 'significance' or 'values'
>>based framework to inform conservation decisions, and would have
>>time to share their experiences of this, or have any written
>>documentation regarding the process used.
>You will be aware of the Getty publications on this subject, and
>Barbara Appelbaum's 2007 Conservation Treatment Methodology proposes
>a particular framework that works for her. Offline discussion with
>Barbara confirmed that the extent to which significance assessment
>can be undertaken by a conservator in private practice depends to a
>great extent on whether the client funds this component.

Since I am quoted, I wanted to clarify the posting.  What I said
about values and private owners is that when I work on things that
are household possessions of no particular value to the outside
world, it is easy to figure out what treatment to do in order to
serve the owner's interests. I don't see a values assessment as a
complicated or lengthy undertaking. Deciding on the goal of
treatment and proposing treatment methods is what conservators do
all the time.

Barbara Appelbaum
Appelbaum and Himmelstein LLC
444 Central Park West
New York, NY  10025
Fax: 212-316-1039

                  Conservation DistList Instance 27:4
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Received on Wednesday, 26 June, 2013

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