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Inauguration of the UNESCO Chair on Preventive Conservation, Maintenance and Monitoring of Monuments and Sites, Leuven (Belgium) 24-25 March 2009 Thematic.

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1 Inauguration of the UNESCO Chair on Preventive Conservation, Maintenance and Monitoring of Monuments and Sites, Leuven (Belgium) March 2009 Thematic seminar A: recording, documentation and information system for monitoring for preventive maintenance Mario SANTANA Overview Heritage recording, documentation and information systems in preventive maintenance

2 CONCEPTS ASSESSMENTHERITAGE INFORMATION: DOCUMENTATION: already existing stock of information RECORDING: acquisition of new information deriving from all activities INFORMATION SYSTEMS: The process of finding, cataloguing, storing, and sharing information by making it accessible HERITAGE: general to immovable cultural heritage, such as archaeological sites, single monuments, groups of buildings, historic towns, or cultural landscapes. INFORMATION

3 PUBLICATIONARTICLE 16. Precise documentation: Analytical and Critical reports with drawings and photographs: Every stage of work: Archives: Available to research workers: Should be published: Venice Charter BACKGROUNDHERITAGE INFORMATION:: WHY ICOMOS Principles for the Recording of Monuments, Groups of Buildings and Sites 1.Reason 2.Responsibility 3.Planning ; 4.Content; 5.Management, dissemination, sharing of knowledge RECORDIM ations/pdf_publications/recordim.html Guiding principles Illustrated examples

4 WHEN ASSESSMENTHERITAGE INFORMATION:: Bejawaria, Island of Meroe, Soedan FOR POSTERITY Preventive maintenance

5 Based on GGI/WMF Iraq Cultural Heritage Conservation Initiative HOW ASSESSMENTHERITAGE INFORMATION: RLICC studenten, Belgie

6 SIGNIFICANCE - INTEGRITY ASSESSMENTHERITAGE INFORMATION: Bamiyan, Afghanistan Based on GGI/WMF Iraq Cultural Heritage Conservation Initiative

7 Bantey Kdei (Angkor), Cambodia IDENTIFICATION OF PARAMETERS TO MONITOR THREATS IDENTIFICATION Gebaseerd op de UNESCO WH Operational guidelines HERITAGE INFORMATION:: ASSESSMENT

8 Meroe (Sudan) IDENTIFYING RECORDING NEEDS PARAMETERS THRU DEFINING THREATS Visitors/Tourism pressures Understanding heritage places ASSESSMENT: PARAMETERSHERITAGE INFORMATION

9 Hampi (India) IDENTIFYING RECORDING NEEDS PARAMETERS THRU DEFINING THREATS Inhabitants Understanding heritage places ASSESSMENT: PARAMETERSHERITAGE INFORMATION

10 Hampi (India) IDENTIFYING RECORDING NEEDS PARAMETERS THRU DEFINING THREATS Development/Environmental/Disaster Understanding heritage places ASSESSMENT: PARAMETERSHERITAGE INFORMATION

11 Cuenca, Ecuador IDENTIFYING RECORDING NEEDS PARAMETERS THRU DEFINING THREATS Simple recording solutions CONSERVATIONHERITAGE INFORMATION Understanding heritage places

12 St. Jabobskerk (Leuven), Belgie ASSESSMENTHERITAGE INFORMATION: Preventive maintenance BASELINE BASELINE CYCLE

13 Definition of information’s role: Xi’an (China) INFORMATION IS USED FOR DECISION MAKING Based on Demas, M. ‘Site unseen’: the case for reburial of archaeological sites’, Conservation and Management of Archaeological Sites (2004), Vol. 6, pages CONSERVATION PLAN ASSESSMENTHERITAGE INFORMATION:

14 LEVELS OF RECORDING Castle of Arenberg, Belgium BASELINE RECORDING HERITAGE INFORMATION Preventive maintenance

15 BASELINE RECORDING HERITAGE INFORMATION LEVELS OF RECORDING Preventive maintenance

16 Classification of digital sensors Digital sensors to register, document and record cultural heritage (surveying, 3D scanning, photogrammetry, metrology, GPR)* (thermal, acoustic, C14, …)* A. Addison’s classification INFORMATION: Selecting tools HERITAGELocational (GPS, compass, …)* Visual (Still and video cameras)* DimensionalEnvironmental

17 Based on research by A. Addison - M. Santana Technqiues SENSORS HERITAGE INFORMATION: Sahara, Soedan

18 Before applying techniques understand their benefits and constraints Petra, Jordan INFORMATION HERITAGE VARIABLES Selecting a tool

19 CHALLENGES Largely disjointed - no sharing possible; Lack of standards; Increase of information resources with lack of quality Data without provenance; Long-standing problems. GAPS RECORDING HERITAGE INFORMATION

20 LITERATURE 3D Risk Mapping Project: EPOCH Know How books: Letellier, R. Schmid, W. LeBlanc, F. Guiding Principles Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places, Getty Conservation Institute, 2007 J. Paul Getty Trust (available at: ordim.html) ordim.html Eppich, E. Chabbi, A. ed. Illustrated Examples Recording, Documentation, and Information Management for the Conservation of Heritage Places, The Getty Conservation Institute, 2007 J. Paul Getty Trust (available at: ordim.html) ordim.html Box, P. GIS and Cultural Resources Management Manual, UNESCO World Heritage Centre, Bangkok 1999, pac.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=2575http://west- pac.unescobkk.org/index.php?id=2575 English Heritage ‘Understanding Historic Buildings: A guide to good recording practice’ (2006): Part 1: heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/Understanding_Historic_Buildings_1.pdf Part 2: heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/Understanding_Historic_Buildings_2.pdf Part 3: heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/Understanding_Historic_Buildings_3.pdfhttp://www.english- heritage.org.uk/upload/pdf/Understanding_Historic_Buildings_3.pdf MARIO SANTANA -


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